The combination of a vibrant Italian-style sauce and three robust cheeses makes these scrambled eggs nothing short of spectacular. The recipe comes from chef-owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark of Foreign Cinema in San Francisco.

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Credit: Ngoc Minh Ngo; Styling: Kelly All

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15 mins
Serves 2


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, using a fork, beat eggs, crème fraîche, salt, Comté, and fontina until thoroughly mixed, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Heat butter in a 10-in. nonstick frying pan over medium heat until it melts and bubbles. Add egg mixture. Very gently stir with a wooden spoon, folding egg curds onto themselves in a figure eight, until they thicken, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Decrease heat to low and continue to cook without stirring until eggs are creamy and barely set, 2 to 3 minutes, or another 30 seconds or so for firmer eggs. Spoon onto warm plates, spoon salsa verde on top, and serve parmesan and toasted bread at the table.

Chef's Notes

Nutritional analysis is per serving with 2 Tbsp. salsa verde.


Foreign Cinema, San Francisco

Nutrition Facts

614 calories; calories from fat 84%; protein 22g; fat 58g; saturated fat 22g; carbohydrates 2.7g; fiber 0.3g; sodium 602mg; cholesterol 595mg.