How Many Calories Are in One Scrambled Egg?

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One scrambled egg contains about 100 calories, depending on how you cook it. The standard size egg in recipes is a large grade A, which has about 74 calories raw.

Types

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Making scrambled eggs requires adding either 1 tbsp. of water or milk per egg before beating and cooking in 1/2 tsp. margarine or butter. Using water makes them fluffier in texture, but lacks the richness in color that milk produces.

Measurements

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Vitamin D milk contains 9 calories per 1 tbsp. One percent low-fat milk has 6; soy has 5 and water has none. Stick butter or margarine has about 18 calories per ½ tsp.

Precautions

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Eggs should be refrigerated at 45 degrees F or below. Use the sell by date on the side of the carton as a guide for freshness. Do not use eggs cracked or broken before purchasing.

Alternatives

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For prepackaged egg substitute, ¼ cup equals one egg and contains 30 to 35 calories, depending on the brand.

Guidelines

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Scrambled eggs should be cooked over medium heat for two to three minutes until set but moist, with temperatures reaching a minimum of 144 degrees F.