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Creamy French Scrambled Eggs Recipe | Oeufs Brouilles

French scrambled eggs is easy to make and will elevate breakfast up a notch. Creamy scrambled eggs are served over toasted baguette slices drizzled with olive oil and garnished with chive. Treat yourself to this classic French breakfast.

Creamy French style scrambled eggs-Oeufs Brouilles

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Why I love French eggs

There is more than way to make scrambled eggs. In Southern France, a simple method is used to make creamy scrambled eggs served over toasted baguette slices. They use cream and chilled butter, of course, cooked over low heat.

Oeufs is French for eggs. Brouilles means scrambled. Oeufs Brouilles means Eggs Scrambled in French.

A life spent searching for the perfectly cooked egg is a life not wasted.  In my quest to cook the perfect egg, I have learned a few things.  Although there is more than one way to cook scrambled eggs, I have been doing it wrong.

Like most people, I have been overcooking them until they are dry and rubbery, missing out on the potential of this golden little nugget.  I really like the French way of cooking scrambled eggs.  They have different techniques depending on what part of the country you are in but they all seem to include butter and cream.  The extra fat in the butter and cream helps the eggs become softer and more moist, not dry and rubbery, although still be careful about over cooking.

In Southern France they cook the eggs on low heat while stirring constantly.  They add chilled butter to the eggs, not melting it in the pan first like the rest of the world.  The chilled butter helps the eggs to not cook too fast.  Cream is added in end with chives.   The result is very creamy eggs with very small curds and is usually served over toasted baguette slices.

In other parts of france they melt the butter in a hot pan, pour in the beaten eggs with cream and stir frequently.  By removing the eggs right when they are set, they continue cooking with residual heat without overcooking them.  This results in a beautiful, moist scrambled egg with a good bite that is full of flavor.

Creamy French style scrambled eggs-Oeufs Brouilles

My take-away is don’t over cook and add some fat.   This should yield you some beautiful eggs no matter what recipe or technique you use.

Creamy French style scrambled eggs-Oeufs Brouilles
Creamy French style scrambled eggs-Oeufs Brouilles
Creamy French style scrambled eggs-Oeufs Brouilles
Creamy French style scrambled eggs-Oeufs Brouilles

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In this easy scrambled egg recipe, you will experience the joy of creamy French scrambled eggs.  Bon Appetit!

Creamy French style scrambled eggs-Oeufs Brouilles

Creamy French Scrambled Eggs Recipe | Oeufs Brouilles

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Creamy French style scrambled eggs served over toasted baguette.


  • 3 eggs
  • whisked lightly
  • 1 Tbs butter, chilled
  • 2 Tbs cream
  • 2 Tbs fresh chives chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • baguette slices, toasted
  • olive oil for drizzling


  1. Dice chilled butter and add to whisked eggs.
  2. Add eggs to cold pan and cook on low, stirring constantly.
  3. When about half the eggs are set, add cream, chives, salt and pepper.
  4. Continue stirring until eggs are completely set but not overcooked.
  5. Pour over toasted baguette slices that you have drizzled with oil.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 311mgSodium: 577mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g

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Laura Oaks

Sunday 31st of March 2024

I make Eggs Francais and love the rich custard over baguette toast. I do the toast like Bruschetta the drizzle olive oil and and rub with garlic clove. Scrumptious.


Wednesday 24th of April 2024

Me too! It really is like a custard and I need to remember that suggestion of the olive oil and garlic 'kiss'. Thank you!


Friday 11th of August 2023

First time I made this recipe and it came out fantastic. I used the 1 tbs of butter and found it was enough with the 2 tbs of cream.


Sunday 13th of August 2023

Hey Doug, so glad you LOVE this too. Cheers!!


Sunday 5th of February 2023

1Tbls of chilled butter yielded you 8 cubes?? Not two Tbls?


Tuesday 7th of February 2023

I think you are right, one Tbs per serving. It's a high fat, creamy egg recipe. Recipes are guidelines, you can use less or more butter, the texture and flavor will change though.

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