The only trick you need for the fluffiest scrambled eggs


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If you’re anything like us, when you hear the term “Mayonegg” you likely flashback to “Arrested Development” and Ann’s (Mae Whitman) infamous mayonnaise and egg combo from the second season.

But put the Bluths out of your mind, because mayonnaise scrambled eggs aren’t just an “Arrested Development” punchline — they’re also a delicious twist on scrambled eggs. Yes, Mayonegg has gone from being an inside joke for “AD” fans to a modern dish that people are whipping up for breakfast.

It all started when a Redditor, u/Marchkick, shared a vintage mayonnaise recipe on the subreddit r/OldRecipes, where people share classic, unusual or forgotten recipes from days gone by. The recipe calls for adding a tablespoon of mayo per two eggs before you cook them.

(Now, depending on where you live, the design of the mayonnaise bottle here might look familiar even if the name “Best Foods” isn’t. But, Hellman’s Mayonnaise and Best Foods Mayonnaise are actually two names for the same product. If you live on the West Coast, you’ll know this popular brand as Best Foods, while the rest of the country will instantly recognize that familiar tub as Hellman’s Mayonnaise.)


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The mayo scrambled eggs recipe also calls for melting margarine in the pan before adding the Mayonegg mixture. We imagine this is in part because people used to believe that margarine was a much healthier choice than traditional butter, although many experts now disagree with this claim as margarine has a high level of trans fats. Instead, nutritionists now say that fats like olive oil and avocado oil are a smarter choice for your heart health.

The original Reddit post for Mayoneggs quickly gained viral attention, with Sara Tane at The Kitchn giving the recipe a test run for herself. Her final verdict?

“The addition of mayonnaise is a clever one, and it yielded soft, pillowy curds of scrambled eggs in a quarter of the time that it normally takes,” Tane wrote. “The final product didn’t have a strong mayonnaise flavor, but the eggs tasted rich and luxurious, like any dish that was prepared with a substantial amount of high-fat ingredients.”

In other words, this 1972 recipe for mayo scrambled eggs is far out!

And, if you think about it, the addition of mayonnaise to scrambled eggs is kind of obvious. How did we never think of it before? After all, deviled eggs and egg salad prove that mayonnaise and eggs are a match made in heaven. And mayo is often included in other egg-based breakfast dishes, like fried egg sandwiches and quiches, so it’s clear that mayonnaise deserves a starring role next to your bottle of hot sauce and ketchup each morning.

Mayo scrambled eggs are being touted outside of Reddit, as well. Spanish chef José Andrés recently shared a TikTok video in which he showed how you can elevate microwaved scrambled eggs with … you guessed it, a spoonful of mayo!

Hate mayonnaise? Well, rest assured, you can’t really taste mayo in the final Mayonegg dish. All the same, if mayo skeeves you out, try Gordon Ramsay’s iconic scrambled eggs instead. His recipe calls for crème fraîche, which makes the eggs fluffy, rich and so decadent.

But we encourage you to just give the Mayonegg recipe a try. It’s so easy … just add a small dollop of your favorite brand in with your eggs before cooking them.

But don’t blame us if it puts you in the mood to go on an “Arrested Development” binge!

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With the hectic and activity-filled lives we all live, getting an inexpensive and healthy meal on the table every night can seem like a tall order. In the morning, right after the children get shuffled off to school, I begin tackling my mile-long to-do list. Before you know it, they’re back home and it’s all about carpools and after-school activities. Suddenly I find myself in that critical hour when everyone needs to be fed so they can do homework before heading up to bed.

Fast food and prepared meals have some obvious advantages: They are quick and easy. But the cons outweigh the pros. Most are chock-full of preservatives, chemicals or other ingredients our bodies don’t need. In most cases, the cost of the convenience can add up at the register. What you are saving in time, you are losing at the bank.

To feel good about the food you’re giving your family every night, make meal planning a priority. It doesn’t take a lot of time or much extra effort. When you focus on buying the right ingredients and taking the time to cook, you will feel it in your health and your wallet.

Here are a few easy steps I use to eat on a budget.


Weekends usually allow for a break from the hectic weekday routine. The kids are doing activities or on play dates. So figure out what you want to cook for the week and make a list of the items you need to get those meals on the table. If you stick to the list, you won’t buy ingredients in excess and you also won’t find a bunch of junk food in the cart inflating your food costs.

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As tempting as it is to throw everything in the fridge after shopping, there is a better way. For example, if you know the beef stew you want to make on Tuesday requires three carrots, peel and chop them, place them in some Tupperware and store them. When you are ready to cook, that few minutes of prep can save you at crunch time, when everyone is ravenous and yelling, “Geez, mom, is dinner ready yet?”

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As much as I love tackling a complicated recipe, I save those for weekends and special occasions. Monday through Friday, it’s all about minimal prep, a few healthy, seasonal ingredients and maximum flavor results. “One pot wonder” is my middle name and should be yours too. Once you get into a rhythm, you will be pleasantly surprised at how many meals you can put together that don’t require many ingredients. (Read this review of the meal-kit delivery service Plated.)


Take that beef stew you made on Tuesday and pop it in your kid’s lunch thermos. My kids love hot food for lunch and we all know stews taste better the second day. It beats the pizza and French fries they will inevitably buy otherwise in the school cafeteria. Remember, grandma always cooked for 10 to 12 even when only four were eating.

I always look at the week’s sales in the grocery store. Look for the sale items at the end of each aisle. While I always have my list handy, if I see a good deal, I try to figure how and when I can use it in a future meal. For example, if you see chickpeas on sale, grab them and make hummus before the kids get home. Everyone loves a great snack before running off to soccer practice.

Remaining on a realistic food budget and providing healthy food for your family go hand in hand. With a little planning, recipe gathering and thoughtful food shopping, your dinner repertoire will come together easier than you might anticipate.

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