anthony bourdain’s scrambled egg recipe

When it comes to Anthony Bourdain, most people fall under the love or the hate categories.


I am one of the people who love him. Yes, he can be a little rude, a little crass and sometimes a total ass, but I find him to be completely real, very unapologetic and totally hilarious. In fact, if I had to choose one person to have a drink with, it would be him.

When you have a drink with Anthony Bourdain, you are most certainly going to eat some delicious food as well so it really is the best of both worlds.

During his new show The Layover, he stops in LA.  He stays at the Chateau Marmont (his favorite hotel in the world) and visits a number of restaurants – Korean BBQ, Mexican dives, etc. and we scribbled down every spot he visited. The next day we found ourselves at Ham Ji Park celebrating my birthday with Korean BBQ. The rest of the restaurants are added to the ridiculously long “LA Restaurant List.” Breakfast though, he made for himself in the kitchen of his private bungalow. It was a simple egg recipe – bacon & chive scrambled eggs.

I love it when chefs share their standard meals, and especially when they are nothing more than simple elements that come together in a very delicious way.  This was no exception – it is an easy egg recipe that has become a staple in our home. 

Obviously bacon and chives are the perfect pair for eggs and the addition of sour cream at the end of cooking ensures that you’ll have creamy, silky eggs – even if you over-cook them!

Bacon & Chive Scrambled Eggs

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 10 min


Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream


Slice bacon in small pieces.

Whisk eggs in small bowl.

Season with salt & pepper.

Cook bacon over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes, or until desired texture. (I like mine crispy)!

Pour eggs into pan and scramble over low heat.

When eggs have set, stir in green onions and sour cream.

Serve immediately.

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  1. says

    I love Anthony Bourdain because he’s well-spoken, hilarious, and gracefully encounters crazy happenstances (like roasted guinea pigs). I hate him because he has the most amazing job in the world, and I want it.

    I also love simple, delicious recipes. This looks like a keeper. Happy Monday!

  2. says

    He cracks me up. There was an episode of No Reservations when he was in Sweden and kept making fun of ABBA, and saying, “c’mon, you guys don’t REALLY like them, do you?” and all the Swedes’ responses were, “well, yes. Yes we do.” It was hilarious. (I clearly identified, being the good Scandinavian that I am)

    • Emily says

      Hi Jamie! It is French Meadow Bakery Pumpernickel. It is so gorgeous, I love it! You could try to find it in a natural food store, Whole Foods, etc.

  3. says

    I can see why people hate on Anthony Bourdain…esp the vegans. Haha! But I love him. Usually people won’t be able to get away with the things he says though! I don’t know how he does it!

  4. says

    Love, love, love. For me it’s first the travel, then the food. We saw him in Louisville in Feb with Eric Ripert. I just have so much respect for his philosophy, and how he views visiting another country as being in the local’s home (which is a big reason why he won’t refuse meat when the people are offering him the rarest delicacy, he sees disrespect in that). My husband is currently reading Medium Raw and I’m going to get to it next. Great so far, or so I hear! :)

  5. says

    I’m a big fan as well for his honesty (although I know that’s what many dislike most about him). Also love the idea of mixing bacon into the eggs rather than alongside them.


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