People Have A Lot Of Feelings About Panko Scrambled Eggs. Here's Why

Seasoned scrambled eggs on a piece of toast
Seasoned scrambled eggs on a piece of toast - Lauripatterson/Getty Images

If you are a fan of the best scrambled eggs, you've probably already perfected your technique, whether it's on and off the heat like Gordon Ramsay or low and slow like Bobby Flay. However, one thing you probably haven't tried yet when cooking scrambled eggs is adding buttery panko bread crumbs, as shown recently in a viral video on TikTok. While the video clip of panko scrambled eggs received a lot of attention, commenters couldn't agree whether they thought the combination was truly a good idea.

According to the creator, a recipe developer and chef, the inspiration for making these panko scrambled eggs came from their grandmother, who used to make scrambled eggs from the "leftover eggwash from chicken schnitzels that were full of breadcrumbs." So, to mimic their childhood favorite, the creator explained that they first toast the breadcrumbs in butter before whisking up raw eggs with grana padano and onion salt and then finally pouring the egg mixture over the buttery breadcrumbs for a plate of tasty and crunchy scrambled eggs. However, TikTok wasn't entirely convinced.

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What TikTok Has To Say About Panko Scrambled Eggs

Bite of scrambled eggs on a fork
Bite of scrambled eggs on a fork - Milanfoto/Getty Images

If you asked the average American to describe scrambled eggs, they'd probably say fluffy, yellow, or buttery, but one thing they'd likely never say is crunchy. It seems that the idea of crunchy breadcrumbs inside scrambled eggs may have struck a nerve, as many commenters on the TikTok video expressed their horror at the idea. One commenter even went so far as to say, "I will absolutely never make scrambled eggs with panko ever, but you do you." And many others echoed that sentiment.

But, while most commenters seemed upset at the idea of crunchy scrambled eggs, a few seemed more open to the thought. After all, it is basically a different version of scrambled eggs on buttered toast –- a classic breakfast favorite. One commenter even noted that a similar food is made during Passover with matzo, an unleavened traditional Jewish bread. Another mentioned that the idea wasn't all that new, writing that they've "been doing this for 25 years but with crushed Doritos instead."

Other Ways To Try Crispy Breaded Eggs

Deep fried deviled eggs topped with bacon and chives
Deep fried deviled eggs topped with bacon and chives - Carey Jaman/Shutterstock

However, if you (understandably) aren't sold on the crunchy scrambled eggs idea but are still curious about the buttered breadcrumb and egg flavor combination, there are some other ways to eat breadcrumbs and eggs that may just be right up your alley. One option is to make fried eggs on a bed of buttery bread crumbs like the famous San Francisco bistro Zuni Cafe.

You can also try the ever-popular deep-fried deviled eggs, a wonderfully delicious and crunchy appetizer made with panko-coated and fried boiled egg whites, which are filled with that signature creamy deviled egg yolk mixture. Lastly, if you are a meat lover, you can never go wrong with a traditional scotch egg. This classic pub dish is made with a boiled egg wrapped in ground sausage and bread crumbs and then fried; the little orbs of hearty flavor are the perfect finger food for picnics or party appetizers.

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