Prosciutto & Parmesan Scramble

This is a beautifully simple combination and a helluva breakfast!

I’m sorry the blog’s been a bit food heavy recently, but if there’s one person I know will appreciate this cheeky little recipe, it’s my friend Valentina.

She goes positively loopy for my scrambled eggs. Honestly, loopy! Every time she stays over she’s up at the crack of dawn, bouncing on the end of my bed asking if it’s egg time yet.

There is, naturally, a trade off. She makes me a kick up the behind (in the shape of a strong latte) and barefoot, usually wearing one of these I get to beating the eggs.

I’ve been promising to share the recipe with her forever, so I thought I’d share it with you too.

Eggs & prosciutto are a marriage made in heaven. The parmesan adds an extra punch of flavour with just a kiss of decadence.

To make enough for two you’ll need:

6 free-range eggs

Knob of butter

Salt + pepper

4 generously large slices of prosciutto

Dusting of freshly grated parmesan cheese

On a low heat melt a good knob of butter in a non-stick pan. I’ll leave it up to you just how much you use, personally I think there’s a reason Butter rhymes with Better… so I use lots.

While it’s melting break your eggs into a bowl & beat together.

Add a pinch of salt & a few grinds of black pepper.

Once the butter has almost completely melted, add your eggs to the pan.

Cook them slowly, stirring frequently.

Easy peasy, right?

Just before you think it’s done, remove the pan from the heat.

You might think they need longer, but be brave! The eggs will continue to cook so serve them onto warm plates ASAP.

Top with slivers of salty cured ham.

Dust with parmesan.

Serve with coffee or a green juice if you’re feeling virtuous.

Now dig in!

That’s all, yolks!

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  • There’s a fine art to good scrambled eggs so I hardly blame Valentina’s reaction =p


  • Amber

    Oh my god that looks DE-LISH! Any excuse to have cheese for breakfast

  • Athena

    I actually love your recipes so I’m more than happy with all your posts this week! Maybe an idea is to put the prosciutto into the oven for a little bit until it gets a little crispy (like bacon), totally delicious!

  • Harriet O’Halloran

    Add Sun dried tomatoes to top it all of, it works perfectly!

  • Lily Hartley

    Just got out of bed and I’m so glad I have all these ingredients in my fridge… This is definitely going to be my breakfast this morning!

  • Lucy N

    looks so good!! i am going to have to try this one of my all time favourite breakfasts is eggy bread, bacon and maple syrup it is SO incredibly good, we should do a trade- you try mine and i will try yours…..

  • Sheila

    Yum! Delicious soul food, thank you:)
    Also, beautiful pic! I love the poppies and LOVE the blue tablecloth; any chance you’d share where you got it?

  • Imogen

    That looks amazing! I should’ve known not to look at this at work! Can’t wait to try it x x

  • Cate Elise

    OK, last weekend I tried to make scrambled egg in the microwave and it was the most disastrous attempt ever and the bowl broke (I don’t even know) and my boyfriend said ‘err, Cate, you may go down in history as the only person in the world who can’t make scrambled eggs.’ So this weekend I am going to use this recipe and prove him wrong!! (Or burn the house down – we’ll see) xxx

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    • Yessi

      lotsa butter and gentle heat πŸ™‚ don’t use the microwave lol

    • I also add a bit of milk and a very small amount of garlic. Be careful with the garlic though because it came be very overpowering if you use too much. Best of luck!

  • Alice

    Ever since I saw Valentina comment on your instagram photo of Custard looking at your scrambled eggs I knew they were something special! Loving the recipe heavy blog at the moment, your life is delicious!

  • Kitty

    Which camera are you using here? Beautiful photos. And which would you recommend, lumix or sony to a complete amatture? Thank you! xo

  • KLG_Hair

    Yum. Can’t beat scrambled eggs, love adding crispy bacon and some chives to mine.

  • Gorgeous food porn, that’s tomorrow’s breakfast sorted (if I manage to avoid the snoozing). A little everyday luxury, best way to start the day :). xo

  • cremaluisa

    Wow your food post make me crave them so much,,,unlucky for me I am not at home to be able to recreate now! Will try for the hubby at the weekend.Marisa.x

  • I’m literally drooling! Looks amazing!

    Michaela X

  • Oh I have to make these – eggs are my favourite! Btw I made your Dip n Share eggs & they are now a regular breakfast treat chez moi!

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  • I was literally doing a search for good scrambled egg recipes last night. You must have read my mind! πŸ˜€

  • Alex

    Yes!! Finally someone who does eggs the right way…sans milk! The prosciutto and Parmesan look like the perfect additions- this will definitely be my breakfast on Saturday…and maybe Sunday too! xx

  • Laura Evans

    Parmesan on scrambled eggs? Genius!

  • Never had scrambled egg before, I may ease myself in slowly. Is this scrambled egg tasty enough on its own /with toast, or do you have a separate trick for scrambled eggs? πŸ™‚

    Mollie xoxo

  • ninegrandstudent

    Just need some wholegrain toast and it’d be perfect!

    I’m not sure if its just me (though it doesn’t happen with other blogs) but none of your pictures have been showing on Bloglovin recently, although I can view the whole worded part of the post. Can see everything via the web though, hence I’m now craving scrambled eggs!

  • James

    Rosie, have you tried the Bain Marie method of cooking scrambled eggs? Negates the need for butter so a very good one for those on a diet. Alternatively, make some Beurre noisette in a seperate pan and drizzle over the creamy eggs…Heaven!

  • Lauren_W

    That looks delicious. I’m not very brave when it comes to scrambled eggs and probably tend to have them overcooked more than anything!

    Your crockery is beautiful too x

  • This looks delicious. I’ve always done my scrambled eggs in the microwave so need to try like you on the hob πŸ™‚ xx

  • Mia Salazar

    Is it weird that I want to do this but without the ham? or maybe do it with bacon?

  • I love your foodie posts, Rosie and this one is no eggception! See what I did there?!? Sorry. πŸ™‚

    Meghan xo

  • oh wow, again this looks amazing ! i wish i liked eggs because i would make this in a heartbeat
    lovely post again
    Lauren x

  • Weekend breakfast sorted then!

  • The slow pace

    That looks amazing! I know one person that is going to love this recipe! This is going to be our Sunday breakfast!
    By the way, yesterday I read in the comment section that people want more restaurant reviews. Well, I think is great that you have stopped a little bit. Every time I visit London I’m super stresed because I have no time to visit all the places you recommend. I’m flying next weekend, so I was completely anxious… is she going to surprise us with another wonderful place this week? How am going to squeeze another meal in just one weekend??? πŸ˜‰

  • Tim Poprdan

    Not dissimilar to the way I cook scrambled eggs, low and slow! People laugh at me when I tell them I take at least 30 minutes to make good scrambled eggs, sometimes longer…..until they try them! But have you tried this with duck eggs? They make it sooooo lush!!!

  • Nichola Allan

    Ooh – I already make good scrambled eggs so I’ll restock the fridge with parmesan and proscuitto for next time! THANK YOU!
    Also, Rosie, if you’re quick you might want to try what I did last weekend – Champagne afternoon tea – this weekend is the last dates available for unlimited champagne for two hours while you enjoy scones/sandwiches/cakes!

  • Yum! Egga are my favourite.. my boyfriend calls me eggy..

  • That looks insane – I can see why they can make someone positively loopy!
    Perpetually Caroline

  • Dorothy HF

    Okay so you’ve officially just put my rubbish microwaved scrambled eggs to shame!!! I’ve been doing the clean and lean lifestyle diet since the beginning of the year and been having scrambled eggs with avacado in the morning, but I can never get my eggs creamy. I shall be using your method above from now on!! Thank you!

    She Goes Wear


  • Lena

    Personally, I LOVE your recipe posts, and I am super happy with how often you have posted for us food lovers this week. I’ve been wondering, who taught you how to cook? I’ve been teaching myself over the past couple of years πŸ™‚

  • I think this has to be my favourite recipe from you yet Rose, definitely a contender for brunch this weekend! x

  • Angie De Angelis

    I’m halfway through a moth long vegan challenge and this is exactly, EGG-SACTLY, what I want to eat right now. Instead of 6 eggs for 2 people, I’d like to use 12 eggs, all for me, and just face plant into it. February 1st, I’m making this.

  • AurΓ¨

    Hello,Ciao Rosie…love your words “Eggs & prosciutto are a marriage made in heaven. The parmesan adds an extra punch of flavour with just a kiss of decadence.”…Create recipes,make great dishes is Art and You’re an Artist…Viva il Prosciutto e il Parmigiano!
    …haha…W Italy…Pizza,Sole,Mandolino e Arte…haha…

  • Nice and simple! I often I find my own ideas to add to your recipes! It’s so great!

  • La Valise de Louise

    I love the presentation! It looks like a real treat – will have to try this glam version of eggs next brunch!

  • Looks delicious! Seems like the salt in the proscuitto and parmesan would cut right through the richness of the eggs. I’ll be trying them this weekend! x

  • Hayley Willetts

    This is exactly how I do my scrambled eggs!! They always turn out so good. I’ll try adding the prosciutto next time though! Great recipes πŸ™‚ xx


  • Ria

    I, for one, am loving all your recipes Rosie! I pinned your Swedish meatball recipe and it’s been my most popular re-pin:) This looks delicious!

  • I love all of the recipes lately! This one looks dead easy and down right delicious.

  • Greg

    Good oeufs brouilles!
    they always should be ‘baveux’ as we say in my mother land.
    No problem Rose for the recipes, that is what I like in your blog ( the only one i follow) a good mix of food and interesting people, places and ideas…

  • This looks delicious. I’m a brunch fiend so I may try this on Saturday. I did a smashed avocado & poached egg dish on my blog on Sunday

    Mel x

  • aligater7

    Hi Rosie, thanks for another great food post. I was wondering if you had any advice on healthy snacking as part of the anti diet? Xx

  • Robyn

    That looks amazing! xx

  • Danielle

    Looks heavenly! I will have to try it out!

  • Penny Lane

    Looks delicious!
    I will def be trying this out!

  • Kate

    Never apologise for the blog being food heavy. Food heaviness is never a bad thing. Food is gooood.
    (Starting to see why I’m inching ever closer to a size 12 every day…)

  • April

    This is how I make eggs but can be bothered to dirty a separate bowl so just scramble the eggs in the pan. For extra flavour, add some chopped spring onions. Totally delish x

  • Gaby

    Wow… taking eggs to a whole new level Rosie! I just happen to have all the ingredients in the fridge… who said breakfast couldn’t be dinner huh? xxx

    The Gift of Gaby

  • Mmmmmmmm these look absolutely delish!!


  • I am drooling, omg, need to make these ASAP!!

    thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


  • Natalie Wuest

    I’m kind of sad you didn’t post a Christmas post this year I was looking forward to it. However, I’m really hoping you get a new outfit…or go outside…when I woke up and saw another recipe (and sorry but I kind of dislike eggs, personal preference) I sighed going to look at yet another recipe.

  • I love the fact that your blog is a bit on the foody side these days! Your recipes are always delicious so just keep them coming. πŸ˜‰
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Lisa Emmerton

    Go one better Rosie! Melt the butter on low low heat until it turns a deep brown color and the sediment has dunk to the bottom of the pan. Then add the eggs and cook as you instructed. It just adds another layer of rich yummy goodness!

  • Blogosphere Magazine

    Oh no! We were looking for something to cook tonight at the office, should have checked here earlier. Scrambled eggs are healthy and filling – just the sustenance we were after! Will be sure to make this tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  • KFunk

    Yummy!! Stirred eggs (like these) are far better than scrambled, imho πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Jana

    Yum!!! I want that! NOW!!! πŸ™‚

  • Cynthia

    looks great, prosciutto is one of my absolute favorite foods. Would love to see a post giving us a peak of your time spent at your beautiful country home with your lovely family for Christmas.

  • As ridiculous as this sounds.. and not being a huge egg eater… I never knew you could cook eggs this way. I really may have to try this!!!!

    Petite Side Of Style

  • I know you work out, but damn!


  • Danielle Styles

    This looks so delicious!! Great pictures!

  • OMG Rosie, you always have great great ideas !!!!!!! More foodie posts πŸ™‚

    xx, Victoria

  • I think I shall have this for my tea πŸ™‚ love browsing your blog for meal ideas! Keep it up Rose, we don’t mind it being so foody! xx

  • Naomi Rose

    I love your recipe posts Rose, keep em coming! Where’s Phoebe at though? Have you guys fallen out? If so I hope you make up soon. Xxx

  • TheGivingBride

    Agreed-while I’m looking forward to more London posts I really like seeing the food as well!

  • Butter rhymes with better lol, so true though! Love plenty of butter taste in my eggs yummy!

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  • I am loving all scrambled egg at the moment so filling and yummy.



  • Love your recipe posts. Keep em coming! This looks delicious might have it for dinner tonight. Breakfast for dinner is one my favorites πŸ™‚

  • Sophia Sharpley

    Sunday breakfast all sorted

  • Sandra

    That looks so delicious! I have never tried or thought of combining scramble egg with prosciutto, I definitely have to give it a go!
    Also just a little message to say I love your way of writing Rosie! Was just reading through a few of your posts again and its like speaking to a friend, so warm and friendly and down to earth! I thoroughly enjoy it and look forward to every new post! Thank you for sharing your blog with us all:) xx

  • Tallia

    This looks scrumptious!


  • Siobhan Emma

    I need to try this! I’ve already tried your Dip & Share eggs recipe this week, which, I have to say is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever made! I love your recipes! I hope to see lots more in the future πŸ™‚ x

  • I make the worst scrambled eggs… I always put too much salt in by accident – never thought of adding prosciutto with them so thanks for the inspo! x

  • Ellen Keating

    This looks absolutely delicious! Xx Elle

  • Jenna

    Looks delicious! I’m definitely having this tomorrow morning πŸ™‚

    Jenna ||

  • A good scrambled egg cannot be beaten πŸ˜‰ Looks delicious
    Evie x

  • wow this looks unreal! Definitely have to try the recipe out!

    Hannah x

  • Emma

    Oh wow, never thought of prosciutto with them before, bet this tastes amazing on top of a sourdough as well.

    Hmm maybe…

  • Flora Emay

    Yum!! Also giggled at your little joke at the end, I’m easily pleased..!

    My boyfriend makes exactly these, with a good pinch of chopped chive and some black pepper.Seriously, seriously yum! I think we’ll have to rustle some up next Sunday…!


  • That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing – will be making that next weekend for sure.

  • Hayley Bowie

    Heya Rosie!
    I am one of the many gal’s who is obsessed with your blog, but unlike the rest I have the strangest request to ask you…..I apologise in advance as you’ll definitely lift a eyebrow & think I am a weirdo…(But i think it’s worth a shot!) I moved to London from Perth, Western Australia about 4 months ago to give the ‘Londoner life’ my best go. I have wanted to make the move since I was a tiddly tot & decided there was no time like the present so packed up my bags & flew across the globe. One serious issue I have encountered though, is the price and serious low pay of living in London! I haven’t had two spare pennies to rub together since I landed! So….my request is…..IF you happen to clean out your wardrobe at any stage over the next 6 months (obviously I am continuously inspired by your classy style!) do not hesitate to throw your handy-downs my way!
    I will collect them, free of charge πŸ˜‰ & be absolutely delighted to have something new to wear to work! One person’s trash is another person’s treasure……
    Contact me via email on & I’ll be sure to take help you make some more space in your closet.
    P.s. this is NOT a sob story, this is me making sure you protect our environment…
    Please continue to lighten my lunch times with your fabulous posts!
    Specially those written by the sexy man custard.
    Hayley X

  • MarieRed

    I’ve cooked almost all of your recipes and all of them were totally delicious!!!!! Please post more!)

  • Sam

    Tried this and it was so good! Somehow I had never thought of putting butter in scrambled eggs…


  • Jaci Shaffer

    This is exactly how I make my eggs! Everyone always gives me an odd look… Until they try them, that is. :p

  • cass

    OMG this looks amazing! Now I am starving haha πŸ™‚ Great Post

  • Looks amazing. Will definitely try Parmesan next time. Sundries tomatoes & avocado is also a firm favourite!


  • Lesley

    These are such beautiful plates! I absolutely love this colour blue! Would you mind telling me who makes them? Thanks! x

    • acidpunk

      parmesan is sucks cheese and is not Italian

  • These look so good! And those bowls are gorgeous!