Sour cream makes these eggs rich and creamy and the basil adds a little kick of flavor. Sometimes I use pepperjack cheese and a little garlic and onion (powdered or fresh) for extra flavor.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk eggs and sour cream in a bowl until creamy and smooth. Mix in cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until eggs reach the desired consistency. Mix in basil during final minutes of cooking.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in ingredient amounts and serving sizes when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

297.1 calories; 20.2 g protein; 2.5 g carbohydrates; 410.3 mg cholesterol; 432.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
You're right on using sour cream in eggs. It is a great dairy item to use even without the cheese. This is a great variation on a brilliant theme. My favorite is chive but any herb will do just great. ENJOY! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2011
I make my scrambled eggs like this all the time. But sour cream or creme fraiche goes in AT THE END. Just about 30 seconds before you plate them. Most pictures I've seen of this show the eggs are overdone. Scrambled eggs should be creamy ALL the way through. The crux of them is that they should finish cooking ON THE PLATE. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
You're right on using sour cream in eggs. It is a great dairy item to use even without the cheese. This is a great variation on a brilliant theme. My favorite is chive but any herb will do just great. ENJOY! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2011
I make my scrambled eggs like this all the time. But sour cream or creme fraiche goes in AT THE END. Just about 30 seconds before you plate them. Most pictures I've seen of this show the eggs are overdone. Scrambled eggs should be creamy ALL the way through. The crux of them is that they should finish cooking ON THE PLATE. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
Mmmm this was a quick and easy breakfast. The only thing I added was a sprinkle of sharp cheddar cheese on top just because I like the bite. I think this would be great to serve for breakfast or brunch if you're having people over...it's fresh quick can easily be made in large quantities if you multiply the recipe and the basil adds an unexpected twist that makes this dish seem a little more "gourmet" than regular old scrambled eggs. Thanks timbertiger! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2011
I never added sour cream to scrambled eggs but Hubs and I found we enjoyed it. Since there was already mozzarella and fresh basil going on here I added halved grape tomatoes, instantly creating "Eggs Caprese." If you like Caprese salad, you'll like these eggs too. Nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2009
Quick, easy and delicious breakfast! I used chives and shredded Colby-Jack cheese. Adding the sour cream gives the eggs a nice smooth texture. My whole family liked them. I love the fact that they are versatile. You can add whatever herb and cheese you want. Thanks for sharing! I will be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2010
Delicious breakfast. I added basil pesto because I love the galic taste. I can't believe I've been eating eggs so plain all these years. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2010
It tastes wonderful. To add flavor i mixed in minced garlic. I tried diced fresh tomato but i wouldn't recommend it the fluid made everything sort of runny even when it was all cooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
Absolutely wonderful! I will never scramble eggs any other way! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2011
Wow - these really are "Creamy and Cheesy"! I would have never thought to use sour cream in scrambled eggs before but it was a nice change. I added a little garlic and used a combination of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. I also added some cherry tomatoes for some additional color and flavor. Plus what goes better with fresh basil than fresh tomatoes? This was great for breakfast with a side of whole grain toast and OJ! Read More
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