Sunday Brunch Salmon and Eggs




Deceptively simple recipe for scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. Pretty damn delicious, but can be hard to nail. Here are a few tips.

Step 1: Crack Eggs Into Bowl.

A friend of mine who's a cook recommended breaking eggs against the bottom or side of the mixing bowl rather than the edge; he claims there's less of a chance of getting eggshell in the egg mixture, and so far I've found him to be right.

Step 2: Whisk Eggs.

Whisk eggs (a fork also works just fine) and add a generous splash of milk or water.

Step 3: Heat Oil in Pan.

Any oil will do (or butter or margarine), but I used a few tablespoons of olive oil.

Step 4: Scramble the Eggs!

Pour the egg mixture into the pan. As the edges pale, start gently scraping the bottom of the pan with a spatula.

Step 5: Crumble Smoked Salmon

Separate the salmon from the tough skin and crumble into bite-sized pieces.

Step 6: Add Salmon to the Eggs.

When the eggs are almost ready to eat, add the pieces of smoked salmon so they can heat with the eggs.

Step 7: Add a Generous Sprinkling of Grated Cheese

I like the milder parmesan, but pecorino romano or a soft cheese will work well too. Make sure to add early enough so that the cheese has time to melt before the eggs are overcooked.

Step 8: Serve It Forth!

And enjoy...It's particularly lovely accompanied by a lightly dressed spinach salad.

Step 9: Don't Forget the Dishes!

If you soak the pan immediately, it will be a lot easier to clean the egg off.



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    11 years ago

    HAHAHA! 3RD! Lol I guess i've become one of those crazy annoying people who always do that.

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    2 years ago

    Instructables should be proud of this!!!


    2 years ago

    This is HISTORY! This is awesome. The first 'ible ever!!!!


    9 years ago on Step 4

    To get light, fluffy scrambled eggs, you need enough oil to thinly coat most of the bottom of the pan. There should be enough oil in the pan that when you pour the egg directly into the center of the oil puddle, it spreads out and does not touch bare pan. I like butter for this, both for the flavor and for how it spreads in the pan. Olive oil retains too much viscosity for my liking. Then, don't touch the eggs. Just don't. A spatula should never touch your eggs. Flip it with a toss. It's all in the wrist. Give it a bump forward, and as the egg is about to fall out of the pan, give the end of the pan a flick upward to redirect the egg over itself and back into the pan. You can practice with the heal from a loaf of bread. It's important to do it this way because it locks in the air that you whisked in previously. If you use the spatula, you'll disturb the air and flatten the egg. Pan flipping is the only way to cook eggs. Yes, if you get good enough, you can even do over-easy with the flip. I personally find it easier to pan flip than to spatula flip, because the spatula has to be found, then wiggled under the egg, and then turned, whereas the pan flip is one quick motion with no extra utensils.

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    That depends on how you like your eggs cooked. This a scramble, but you could do different. My family members like them rolled, or half cooked then stuffed and half the set eggs folded over the top.

    I can flip eggs or spaulate them no issues, I can also crack 4 extra large eggs using one hand and not kill the yolks (for over easy).

    when you want to learn to pan flip , practice with cold pan and dry rice, lentils , or other beans or corn kernels. CUZ when you miss frozen or dried green peas roll under stuff and eggs will make a mess. Flat objects will spread but nope as far.


    3 years ago on Introduction

    I'm glad you guys did this!

    This is a fabulous site and you deserve to put it into the spotlight.

    In my opinion, you have created a great place for everyone to share and I have always met kind people here who stay on topic and try to be polite and not ruffle other people's feathers. This is a community and its easily one of the best communities on the net!

    Thanks so much for creating this great site! And also thanks to all of you members who make it such a great peaceful and helpful place where I can ask questions and learn about ANYTHING under the sun! (though that arduino stuff... I have no clue what that's about....)


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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Looks really tasty! (that makes me the first person to comment on the first instructable without the comment being about it being the first instructable!)


    12 years ago

    is this really the first instructable ever?

    2 replies

    Reply 12 years ago

    If so, then yours is the first comment on the first instructable!

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    The funny thing is, most people probably wouldn't have noticed this if weren't the first Instructable. (By the way HAS anyone made this?)