Dolly Parton Reveals Her Simple Hack for Making Perfect Scrambled Eggs

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Dolly Parton; Photo Provided via Conagra Brands
Dolly Parton; Photo Provided via Conagra Brands

Dolly Parton is a legend on stage and in the kitchen! 

In an interview with Insider about her new Duncan Hines cake mixes, the country music icon dished on her breakfast-making skills and shared her go-to kitchen hack for making the very best scrambled eggs. 

Dolly Parton - Run Rose Run; Photo Courtesy Butterfly Records
Dolly Parton – Run Rose Run; Photo Courtesy Butterfly Records

“Somebody told me this once and it works,” Parton said before sharing her secret. “When you crack your eggs in the bowl, say if you’re going to scramble them, use ice water. Put a few drops of ice water as you’re cooking them and that makes them fluffier — it really does!” 

“So put a little ice water in that, it’ll fluff them up for you,” she added. 

The 10-time GRAMMY winner makes breakfast for her husband, Carl Dean, every weekend, and while scrambled eggs may be her specialty, she’s also good at whipping up other breakfast favorites. 

“On Sundays, I make French toast, and I love that with bacon,” she shared, adding that she always uses white bread when making that morning staple.

“This is not diet food now, mind you,” she quipped. 

Dolly Parton Cookbook
Dolly Parton Cookbook

Parton is known for her Southern cooking. In 2006, she released her very first cookbook, Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s: Love, Laughter, and Lots of Good Food. The book includes 125 recipes from Parton, her mother Avie Lee Parton, her mother-in-law ‘Mama’ Ginnie Dean, Dollywood restaurants, and more. 

“I still like to try new foods as often as I can. But when it comes to cooking for myself and my husband Carl and my great big extended family, which numbers into the multiple hundreds these days, what we really want to eat is what comforts us most: good, hearty food rooted in Mama’s cooking and those country gatherings of my childhood,” she shared upon the release of the cookbook. “It’s the food from those Mom and Pop joints that welcome you in as if you’re family. We really just want food that is lovingly made and joyfully served up.” 

Dolly Parton; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Dolly Parton; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

All the proceeds from the book go to support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Parton’s book gifting program for children. 

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