Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs give the perfect scrambled eggs a ranch flavor. This easy to make hot breakfast is something a little different to switch up your breakfast routine. Serve these with my breakfast sausage patties for a hearty and tasty start to your day!

Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs in White Bowl

Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs

Not all scramble eggs are created equal! These eggs taste like you are eating at a gourmet restaurant… the unique flavors that the homemade ranch seasoning add make the eggs taste like they were infused with hints of onion, garlic, and the tang of buttermilk. It is unique, addictive and worth trying!

These are the questions one must ask when making scrambled eggs: What pan do I use?  How hot should the pan be? How long do I cook them?  Do I add milk?  What about cheese?  Salt and Pepper? When do these ingredients get added, before or after cooking?  Do I butter the pan?  Should the pan be hot or cold before I add the eggs?  You see, these are big churning questions that need answers!  I am here to help!

Spoonful of Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs

Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Let’s talk about ingredients. This kind of goes without saying, but when it comes to cooking scrambled eggs, your final product is only as good as the ingredients you use. Use the freshest eggs you can find.  Also, this recipe calls for buttermilk.  Why does buttermilk work for scrambled eggs?  Buttermilk is the liquid that remains from the process of churning butter.  If you have never made butter before, and most haven’t, you would probably never think to use it. 

Buttermilk has a very distinct tangy flavor.  It also is very rich and creamy, making it perfect for a soft, rich, creamy scrambled egg. You can even make your own buttermilk with my recipe. The only additional ingredient in my Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs is a ranch seasoning. I also have a homemade ranch seasoning mix recipe that would work perfectly for these eggs!

Why Add Cornstarch to Scrambled Eggs?

Cornstarch is a common thickening agent and when used with eggs means that you cook eggs that seem slow-cooked in a fraction of the time. Yes, really!

Cornstarch is a natural egg substitute.  I have a vegan friend who loves to bake and she uses cornstarch as an egg replacement when she makes bread or cake.  When you give it some thought it does make sense.  You use corn starch to thicken juices into a gravy, why wouldn’t it work to make your eggs creamy?

Basically, the cornstarch acts as a stabilizer of sorts and helps to make sure the eggs bind together and do not get rubbery and overcooked. It has saved me quite a few times when I am multitasking breakfast (and five kids!) and maybe forget to remove the eggs from the stove when they are done. It’s such an easy and helpful trick, I can’t recommend it enough!

PRO TIP:  Put an oven-safe plate in a low-temperature oven or in hot water while you’re cooking your eggs. An ice-cold plate will suck all of the heat out of your eggs, and who likes to eat cold eggs??

Plate with Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs and Toast

What is the Secret to Making the Perfect Scrambled Eggs?

Now, for the secret ingredient in my scrambled eggs recipe…cornstarch! Did you know that cornstarch is a natural egg substitute?  I have a vegan friend who loves to bake and she uses cornstarch as an egg replacement when she makes bread or cake.  When you give it some thought it does make sense.  You use corn starch to thicken juices into a gravy, why wouldn’t it work to make your eggs creamy?

Basically, the cornstarch acts as a stabilizer of sorts and helps to make sure the eggs bind together and do not get rubbery and overcooked. It has saved me quite a few times when I am multitasking breakfast (and five kids!) and maybe forget to remove the eggs from the stove when they are done. It’s such an easy and helpful trick, I can’t recommend it enough!

How to Make Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs

First, let’s start with cookware and utensils.  It is rumored that the best pan for scrambled eggs is a good quality non-stick pan.  You want the eggs to loosely slide and bind together and they can’t do that if they are adhering to the bottom of your pan.  They also can’t do that if the pan is too hot.  Don’t try to cook your eggs to fast or you’ll have dry eggs.  Set the pan to medium-low. However, we love to make our scrambled eggs in a cast-iron skillet. It’s not a clean & pretty, but the consistency in cooking and seasoning a cast-iron provides is unmatched.

When you start to combine all of the ingredients (sans salt and pepper) you will whip them together using a wire whisk.  (If you are using a non-stick pan you may want a rubber-coated whisk or to simply use a spatula.) A good strong whisk is important, you will want to make some air bubbles.  Why?  Yes, there is a reason other than just mixing them.  You want to combine the whites and yolks of your eggs so that your dish is a uniform color, but also, getting a good amount of air into the mix makes for light and fluffy eggs.  This is the goal. These eggs were definitely fluffy and the homemade ranch seasoning mix added lots of flavor!

We prefer to add the salt & pepper (if you are using!) at the end of cooking. 

Fork picking up Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs

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Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Give your scrambled eggs a flavorful kick by adding ranch seasoning for these Buttermilk Ranch Scrambled Eggs.

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning (link to homemade recipe below)
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 1 pinch pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk together the ranch seasoning, buttermilk, and cornstarch. Whisk until frothy with many air bubbles. Add in the eggs and whisk until light and frothy and fully combined.
  • In a skillet over medium-low heat, heat the butter until just melted, swirling to coat the pan's surface. Add the scrambled eggs and leave undisturbed for a few seconds to let the bottom of the eggs cook. Drag a spatula down the middle of the eggs to expose the bottom of the skillet and allow uncooked egg to run into the exposed surface. Continue in this matter until most of the eggs are cooked. (If you are using a whisk, whisk slowly and continuously to add air to the eggs.)
  • When the eggs no longer appear runny but are still shiny, remove from the heat. (The residual heat from the skillet will finish cooking the eggs.) Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Notes

https://iamhomesteader.com/homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix/

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  1. For some reason i can’t access your recipe for homemade ranch seasoning mix. Help. The scrambled eggs look yummy.

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