Cooking isn't about always doing the right thing, and this summer scramble is a perfect example. Adding juicy, sweet cherry tomatoes to a scramble tastes great, but it's not a common practice since having a pool of liquid under your eggs is considered bad form. I don't care; I have toast. Try to find a goat milk feta cheese for this; it's awesome!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat eggs and red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Stir tomatoes, feta, and basil leaves into egg mixture.

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  • Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over high heat until oil starts to shimmer. Pour egg mixture into hot oil and cook, without stirring, for 5 seconds.

  • Cook and stir egg mixture until eggs are scrambled and softly set, about 30 seconds. Transfer eggs to a plate and sprinkle with sea salt.

Nutrition Facts

420 calories; protein 23.1g 46% DV; carbohydrates 9.7g 3% DV; fat 33.1g 51% DV; cholesterol 574.8mg 192% DV; sodium 755.5mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2015
I tried this recipe and it was great. I fixed the tomato water problem. I had a hand colander and gently slide it into the colander. Once the water dripped through slide it back on the skillet. Reduced the water issue by a great deal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/05/2020
This one missed the mark for me. The tomatoes were too watery. The feta did not add enough salt or flavor. It was very average. Read More
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2015
I tried this recipe and it was great. I fixed the tomato water problem. I had a hand colander and gently slide it into the colander. Once the water dripped through slide it back on the skillet. Reduced the water issue by a great deal. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2014
Just tried it. Didn't have the fresh basil or Feta cheese but had some blended cheese and the tomatoes. Came out tasting great and the time to cook helped me not overcook them. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2014
Made it just like the recipe! Excellent. I will probably cut the tomatoes in half next time but loved it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2014
I tried this recipe two days in a row. The first day I forgot to add the feta tomatoes and basil until after the eggs were cooked. Still turned out delicious! The second day I only had canned tomatoes which turned the eggs a shade of red...still delicious. This will continue to be a staple to change up the breakfast food routine. Thank you!!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2014
so simple and delicious! I substituted pecorino romano cheese because I don't like feta. Definitely needed to add more than I did, but that was my choice. Also used roma tomatoes because that's what I had. A new staple breakfast food! Three eggs is a LOT for one person, so next time I'll use two. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2015
Personally prefer the sheep's milk feta from Bulgaria. Get it at an ethnic store. If they don't have the Bulgarian then Feta from Komotini, Greece or Dodonis, Greece is just as good. Maybe even better. I've been doing this a long time but have used Oregano instead of Sweet Basile. Yes I said Oregano. Fresh is much better. But most folks prefer Sweet Basile. If I don't have fresh tomatoes I use canned. Still has lots of flavor. Black Pepper is a good alternative to red pepper flakes if you don't care for the heat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2015
I have been making this for years, I use whatever cheese I have in the frig, but feta makes it special. It is also really good w/fresh oregano. Cherry tomatoes are excellent, but any chopped tomato works as long as it is fresh. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2016
This is an outstanding and simple breakfast. Stirred mine just like Chef John. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2015
Excelente! Used Roma tomatoes, PARMASAN cheese, basil & red pepper flakes. Enjoyed by all! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
04/05/2020
This one missed the mark for me. The tomatoes were too watery. The feta did not add enough salt or flavor. It was very average. Read More