Thinly slice the chives and reserve them as a garnish.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with kosher salt and several grinds of black pepper until well beaten.
Break the goat cheese into large crumbles and lightly stir it into the eggs.
In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Tilt the pan to coat the entire surface in melted butter, then pour in the eggs.
Continue to cook over medium heat. When the eggs begin to set, about 45 seconds, use a flat spatula to gently scrape sections of eggs, creating folds.
Scrape occasionally until the eggs form soft folds, about 1 to 2 minutes, then remove from the heat just before fully hardened.
Garnish with chopped chives and serve immediately.
Stir in other types of cheese (shredded sharp Cheddar or smoked Gouda) or chopped herbs (thyme, oregano, dill).
Sonja and Alex Overhiser are the creators of A Couple Cooks website, a collection of whole food recipes and inspiration for healthy and sustainable eating. The husband-and-wife duo cohost and produce A Couple Cooks Podcast, a show that features conversations with the freshest voices in food, including authors, farmers, and chefs. Sonja is a writer, recipe developer, and healthy and sustainable food advocate, and Alex is a food photographer and recipe developer. They live in Indianapolis, Indiana, with their son, Larson.
Excerpted from A Couple Cooks | Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food by Sonja and Alex Overhiser. Copyright © 2018. Available from Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.