Dolly Parton’s trick for cooking scrambled eggs

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Dolly Parton has the most impressive resume in show business. In addition to writing “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You” on the same dayhas the country music star Co-author of a crime novelmore than donated 100 million books for children and helped fund the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Her talents also extend to the kitchen. When insider Dolly Parton reportedly has a secret to cooking perfectly fluffy scrambled eggs every weekend.

Speaking to Insider about her new line of Duncan Hines cake mixes, the musician opened up about a cooking technique she uses at home. Every weekend, Parton whips up a full Southern breakfast for Carl Dean, her husband of 55 years. She scrolls through some components — like French toast, cookies and gravy, and pinto beans and cornbread — but scrambled eggs always turn up.

To keep her Eggs light and fluffy, Parton adds a simple ingredient. “When you crack your eggs in the bowl, say if you’re going to stir them, use ice water,” she told Insider. “Add a few drops of ice water while you cook them and it will make them fluffier – it really does!”

This breakfast hack is supported by science. Instead of making the eggs soupy, the water in the mixture turns to steam as the pan heats up. The steam puffs up the eggs as they escape, giving a lighter, fluffier texture. A bit of liquid also helps thin the eggs, which can keep the proteins inside them from bunching up into a tough, gummy mass.

Dolly Parton hasn’t been shy about sharing her cooking skills with fans. your cookbook Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s: Love, laughter and lots of good food contains more than 125 recipes for your favorite southern dishes. Here are more facts about the multi-talented country legend you should know about.

[h/t Insider]

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