Scrambled eggs with basil and butter

Scrambled eggs with basil and butter

A clever, simple yet elegant version of a keto breakfast classic—scrambled eggs with cream, cheese, fresh herbs and butter! Jump start your day with these delicious eggs and just the right notes of basil. Creamy, succulent and cheesy, it's so filling, you'll be able to push back lunch!

Scrambled eggs with basil and butter

A clever, simple yet elegant version of a keto breakfast classic—scrambled eggs with cream, cheese, fresh herbs and butter! Jump start your day with these delicious eggs and just the right notes of basil. Creamy, succulent and cheesy, it's so filling, you'll be able to push back lunch!
USMetric
1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 oz. 50 g (100 ml) shredded cheese
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh basil

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Melt butter in a pan on low heat.
  2. Add cracked eggs, cream, shredded cheese, and seasoning to a small bowl. Give it a light whisk and add to the pan.
  3. Stir with a spatula from the edge towards the center until the eggs are scrambled. If you prefer it soft and creamy, stir on lower heat until desired consistency.
  4. Top with fresh basil.

Serving suggestion

Have your scrambled eggs with about 1–1½ oz (30–50 g) butter, a lot of fresh herbs, and ideally a few pieces of low-carb sesame crispbread. Enjoy!

This is a LCHF breakfast idea from Fanny Lindkvist, who runs a popular Swedish blog and the Instagram account LessCarbs.

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23 comments

  1. Bonnie
    Hmm - no basil in the recipe for Scrambled Eggs with Basil. :)

    I like to add dried basil to my eggs, tho sometimes I use oregano. If the latter, I serve it with salsa.

  2. Eric
    I like foods that can be obtained, ordered or prepared most places in the world.

    Eggs is number one on my list

    Beef lamb fish or chicken are available most places.

    Safe fats are butter

    Even coconut oil can be adulterated so butter is safer in my opinion and experience
    Beef tallow is as or more available in places like China

  3. Bernard
    Looks delicious but I wonder how many carbs are in the crispbread. And where can I get some if they are truly low carb.
    Reply: #4
  4. Inger Swanberg Team Diet Doctor
    Bernard,

    It's a sesame-seed crispbread:
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf-breakfast-by-fanny-4-sesame-crispbread

    / Inger Swanberg
    Team Diet Doctor

  5. Dirk
    I can see only three kinds of berries that are used to make delicious breakfasts . Are there any others ?
  6. Arthur
    Oh my. This was the best scrambled eggs that I've ever eaten. I used heavy cream instead of coconut cream, and it was still amazing. Will try it again with coconut milk later.
  7. Janice
    Why is the recipe ingredient listed twice
    Reply: #8
  8. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD Team Diet Doctor
    Fixed, thanks.
  9. qui
    It says 4 serving...is that correct? only half an egg per serving? Must be just one serve..
  10. Barbara
    hi qui, I wondered that also, 2 eggs is more likely a one serve
  11. katheyb
    What is the seedy looking stuff?? No mention.
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  13. Shelly
    You dont say how much shredded cheese😁 on the scrambled eggs with basil
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    You dont say how much shredded cheese😁 on the scrambled eggs with basil

    It's optional, so you can use as little or as much as you like. Generally around 1/4 cup will work.

  15. Hope
    There is no mention of when/where to add the basil in the Instructions.
  16. Nicola
    The basil leaves are uncooked and bright green and look great as a garnish. They also taste nice, have a good strong flavour and probably do me good! I wouldn't restrict myself to two of them.
  17. lschubert40
    Your intro states, "A clever, simple yet elegant version of a keto breakfast classic—scrambled eggs with cream cheese, fresh herbs and butter!" Where's the cream cheese?
    Reply: #18
  18. Marjorie Heard

    Your intro states, "A clever, simple yet elegant version of a keto breakfast classic—scrambled eggs with cream cheese, fresh herbs and butter!" Where's the cream cheese?

    Recipe says cream, cheese, no cream cheese mentioned.

  19. nigeldclegg
    Quick and tasty. Thank you
  20. johannah johnson
    How much cream cheese?
  21. Johannah Johnson
    Sorry I cant read today it says cream,cheese
    Reply: #22
  22. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Sorry I cant read today it says cream,cheese

    Good catch :)

  23. Lindsay
    Should I use cheddar cheese?
    Reply: #24
  24. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Should I use cheddar cheese?

    That would be fine!

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