Use Sparkling Wine To Whip Up The Fluffiest Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are a breakfast classic for good reason — they're nutritious, cheap, and quick to make. Plus, they're so versatile! Just hop online and you'll find tons of recipes that add something new to the classic dish, whether it's a unique tang with a dash of Dijon mustard or an extra creamy touch with cottage cheese. But there's one thing that you probably don't expect would make for a great pair with your scrambled eggs when added, and that is sparkling wine.


It might sound fancy and maybe even a bit of a waste of some good wine, but if you love silky-smooth scrambled eggs, this technique is worth a shot. Adding a bit of bubbly dry white wine to the mix gives your eggs a light, airy texture that's hard to beat. So, grab that bottle of leftover champagne from the fridge — you're going to need it for this next trick!

How sparkling wine makes your eggs extra fluffy

Give the bottle of sparkling wine a gentle shake, and you'll see bubbles rising from the bottom. These bubbles not only create a slight tingle on your tongue when you drink, but they also help fluff up your scrambled eggs when added.


For every four eggs, add about 2 tablespoons of sparkling wine. You could add a bit more, but don't go over 3 tablespoons or your eggs might get too watery. Once added, the tiny bubbles in the wine will spread throughout the mix, creating small air pockets. When you cook the eggs on the stovetop, these air pockets will expand with the heat, forming large cavities at the core of your scrambled egg. It's like how baked goods come out fluffier and airier the more bubbles there are inside of them — your scrambled eggs, in this case, will take on the same light and airy texture!

The taste? You'll likely notice a slightly fruity and acidic flavor, thanks to the wine. It may spark a "Hmm ..." moment when you try it out for the first time, but the flavor should be delicate enough that you'll get used to it in no time.


Not a big alcohol fan? Try sparkling water!

If you're not a big fan of alcohol, you can still use this technique. You'll get the same fluffy scrambled eggs of your dreams with other carbonated non-alcoholic beverages like sparkling water or seltzer. Just make sure to choose the unflavored kind, as strong fruity flavors will not go well with eggs.


The method remains the same, just remember to keep the liquid amount low, no more than 3 tablespoons to avoid watery eggs. This option is also ideal if you prefer to skip the wine flavor in your breakfast. As long as you choose unflavored carbonated water, it'll only contribute hydration and carbonation to your eggs, without altering their taste.

Whether you attempt this textural technique with sparkling wine or carbonated water, use the liquid instead of the milk or cream you would usually use. If you were to use both, you could end up with a soggy breakfast rather than the elevated, light and fluffy scrambled eggs you're going for.