Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs

Posted by Karin on June 5, 2017
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Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs

Made with smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, and thick crusty bread, this Smoked Salmon Sandwich is what breakfast dreams are made of! Whip it up in minutes for a fancy start to your day! 

The Hostess with the Mostest

Don’t you just love feeling fancy with absolutely no effort? I know I do! Like those times when you get your hair done or treat yourself to a manicure. After all, it’s the little things in life isn’t it? Anyway, while those things are nice, I also like to apply the same mindset to my meals. With recipes like The Perfect Whole30 Steak + Marinated Mushrooms and Onions, Whole30 + Paleo Broiled Lobster Tails, and my Perfect Shrimp Burgers, I think I’ve mastered the art of creating elaborate-looking meals without spending hours in the kitchen, or much time at all, really! 

However, I noticed I don’t have many fancy breakfast recipes. In fact, I don’t have any at all! In all honesty, between getting my boys ready for the day, preparing for work, and taking care of the puppy, mornings can get a little hectic! Unfortunately, that often leads to rushed breakfasts and granola bars as we head out the door. So, in an effort to slow down a bit before rushing off, I decided to bring the same philosophy to breakfast as I have to lunch and dinner! Luckily, thanks to my latest obsession with smoked salmon (anyone else?), it didn’t take me too long to come up with a super easy recipe. 

This Smoked Salmon Sandwich is made with super simple ingredients and is ready in literally just a few minutes! The best part? It’s kid-friendly, and will have all your guests singing praises and asking just how you got so fabulous. Don’t worry, though. Your secret is safe with me! 

So, ready to get cooking? Let’s get in the kitchen!

Smoked Salmon vs. Lox

Did you know that there’s a difference between smoked salmon and lox? Please say yes so I don’t feel alone. Don’t judge, but until recently I had no idea! I just assumed they were basically the same thing and never thought to wonder what the difference was, but there are actually a few pretty major differences. 

Smoked Salmon (aka, what we’ll be using for our fancy breakfast, here!) – Smoked salmon is made using whole salmon sides and curing them with salt. Unlike lox, it needs to be refrigerated. There are 2 types of smoked salmon – hot-smoked and cold-smoked. 

Hot-Smoked Salmon 

Hot-smoked salmon has a slightly drier texture than cold-smoked salmon and is much flakier in appearance.

Cold-Smoked Salmon

Cold-smoked salmon is smoked at super low temperatures. As a result, it has a milder flavor much closer to that of lox than any hot-smoked versions.

Lox – Lox is a method of cooking salmon in which filets are brined or cured in salt. In some cases, flavors are added to the brine as well. Once the salmon has been added to the brine, there is usually some kind of weight placed on top to really help soak in the flavor. As a result of the brining process, lox is safe to eat without refrigeration. 

Bonus fun fish fact! Salmon, as you probably already know, is full of Omega 3’s, which are super good for your heart! They help reduce inflammation, plaque buildup, and the overall risk of heart disease. A life saving smoked salmon breakfast? Yes, please! 

Simple Ingredients for a Fancy Meal

Okay, now that we have the whole salmon confusion cleared up, let’s get on with the recipe! Before you get started, you’ll need to gather just a few simple ingredients you likely already have waiting for you in the kitchen! 

Bread – I like to use rustic Italian bread, for an extra crispy crust that adds a bit of texture to each bite! 

Smoked Salmon – I used Foppen Norwegian smoked salmon, but any you can find at your local grocery store will work! 

Butter – Be sure you have enough to get a good layer on all of your bread slices! For easy spreading, I like to let it soften a bit first. 

Eggs – If you’re concerned about a high fat content with salmon and eggs, you can use egg whites instead, but I prefer to use the yolks for an even richer flavor  and healthy fats! 

Fresh chives – If you can’t find chives, you can omit them. However, they are used to add just a hint of flavor and lightness to this dish. Plus, they look pretty sprinkled on top! 

Fun Toppings and Add-Ins

One thing I love about this smoked salmon recipe is how simple it is to make! However, if you want to jazz it up a bit, try adding fresh veggies to your scrambled eggs, layering avocado on the bread, or drizzling a bit of hollandaise sauce on top! 

Tips to Make the Perfect Scrambled Eggs

While smoked salmon is the star of this show, this recipe wouldn’t be the same without scrambled eggs. So, I’m giving you a few easy tips for the best eggs of your life! 

  1. Be sure to whisk the eggs in a bowl before serving. For even more flavor, and a fluffy texture, I recommend adding butter or milk as well! 
  2. Once the skillet is hot, pour in the egg mixture, and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  3. Stir your eggs frequently. This allows them to fluff up without drying out. 
  4. For easy sandwich assembly, I recommend keeping the egg pieces slightly larger so they stay on the bread easier. 

More Easy Breakfast Recipes

There ya have it friends, the easiest breakfast on the planet! Okay, maybe not, but it’s close! Whether you’re cooking for one or serving a crowd, it’s guaranteed to please. Do you have any secretly simple recipes you like to make? Let me know in the comments below! 

Also, of course, if you make this or any of my other recipes, please tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see your creations, connect, and share your page. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Stay tuned for new recipes, easy meal plans, decoration tips, and more every week! 

In the meantime, enjoy!

Karin

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Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs

Course: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • Half loaf fresh bread – I used rustic Italian
  • Smoked salmon  (I used Foppen Norwegian smoked salmon)
  • 3 tbsp Softened butter
  • Fresh chives
  • 6 eggs for scrambling
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of pepper

Instructions

  • Prepare scrambled eggs to your liking (though, I recommend keeping the pieces slightly larger, so they stay on the bread a bit easier)
  • Spread enough butter to cover each slice of bread
  • Top each piece of bread with scrambled eggs
  • Top with about 1 ounce salmon each slice of bread
  • Sprinkle with fresh chives
  • Bask in the praises of friends and family

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