Wild Onions and Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Try this easy recipe for scrambled eggs and wild onions for breakfast, brunch or supper.

Early Spring 2016

  • For variety, add some diced avocado to the cooked scrambled eggs, roll them up in flour tortillas, and heat them in a skillet.
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Yield: 4-6 servings

Wild Onions and Scrambled Eggs Recipe

I hope you enjoy this recipe, handed down through three generations. During my youth, our family had this meal for supper several times throughout the spring months. With hot-from-the-oven biscuits or bread, a little fresh fruit, and maybe a dash or two of hot sauce, it warms the body and soul.


• 12 eggs
• 1/2 cup cream or whole milk
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil, unsalted butter, bacon grease, or other fat
• 1 to 3 cups packed chopped wild onions
• 1 to 2 cloves garlic, mince


1. Break eggs into a large bowl. Add cream, and a little salt and pepper. With a whisk, mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost soft. If onions are sticking, add additional oil as needed.

3. Add garlic, and continue cooking until garlic is wilted.

4. Reduce heat to low, and add egg mixture to skillet. Cook, scrambling, until eggs and onions are just set. Serve hot.

NOTE: An alternate cooking method for the wild onions is to barely cover them with broth or water, and stew them until soft. Drain well, and then stir them into the egg mixture. Cook and scramble as directed above.

Interested in more ways to cook with nature? Check out The Value of Edible Plants to find more editor-recommended recipes for this spring.