There are a lot of things that you’l have to get your  head around as a student. From budgeting to doing your laundry; adulting can be tough, especially when it comes to cooking. Therefore, mastering a few of the basics can be a godsend when it comes to student life, and luckily for you we are here to help. So, read on if you want to know how to make scrambled eggs that will rival any restaurant (no milk required.)  Just crack on and give this recipe a go.

For perfect scrambled eggs, you will need: 

2x eggs (Preferably free-range)

A tablespoon of butter (and extra for toast)

2x piece of toast of your choice

Salt and pepper 

Cooking utensils:

A non-stick frying pan, mixing bowl and spatula 

Prepare your toast 

How to make scrambled eggs: The ultimate student recipe

First things first, pop your toast in the toaster and get your frying pan up to a nice hight temperature. Add the spoon of butter in the pan and heat until it melts- be careful not to let it brown as it will discolour the eggs.

Whisk your eggs

This step is no yolk! Crack your eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk vigorously until bubbles form. Pour into your pre-heated pan and cook on a medium to low temperature.

Fold the eggs inwards

How to make scrambled eggs: The ultimate student recipe

Let the eggs sit for 20 seconds. Then starting from the corners of the frying pan, slowly pull the egg mixture inwards toward the centre of the frying pan. Leave to sit for 10 seconds and then repeat again. Continue to do this until the eggs are cooked-this should create restaurant-style ribbons of eggs

Add any extras

At this point you can add any extras such as chilli or cheese to your eggs if you fancy. You should also season to taste with salt and pepper.

Don’t overcook! 

No one likes a rubbery egg so be careful not to overcook. You’re aiming for the eggs to still be slightly runny. Remember that they will continue to cook a little in the pan. Once you are done cooking, push all of the eggs to one side until you are ready to assemble on your toast.


Serve with any sides of your choice such as tomatoes, rocket, halloumi or bacon and enjoy your delicious scrambled eggs! You could also serve your eggs in an english muffin (pictured), on a crumpet or in a wrap- The opportunities are endless. If you’re still stuck, then check out Jamie Oliver’s tutorial here.