Ollie’s smoked salmon scrambled eggs

18 Dec
copyright OllieN2012
Oh the grief I would get I tried to pass this off as my own! Ollie’s specialty is his smoked salmon scrambled eggs. And yes, they are worth being proud of. After 19 years of serious aversion too eggs that were ‘too eggy’ (only a few egg-converts out there will know what I mean – I used to stare at scrambled eggs in horror as if they were yellow brains on a plate) I finally came round to them after Ollie made me this dish for a hungover brunch last year. They are great, packed full of protein and a good way to use up any eggs that are near their sell-by-date – you’ll need quite a few (eggs always seem to shrink to minuscule portions when being scrambled – the only downside!)
Yesterday, we had a big Christmas dinner with 6 of our friends. Our feast included smoked salmon blinis, Yorkshire puddings and mince pies and creme fraiche. This left us with spare eggs, chives, smoked salmon and creme fraiche. Conveniently exactly what is needed!
Serves 2smoked salmon eggs
Ingredients:
100g Smoked salmon, cut into small strips
Half a fresh baguette
6 Eggs
Large knob of butter
Heaped tablespoon creme fraiche
Small bunch chives, chopped
Salt and pepper
Sliced tomato, rocket and avocado
Method:
1. Before scrambling your eggs, get everything sliced so you don’t have to prepare your salad/salmon/chives/baguette in a rush due to not wanting your eggs to go cold (chopped fingers are not a good or practical look!)
2. On a high heat, add the butter and crack your eggs into the saucepan. With a spatula, immediately starting working the eggs (you will get a good arm workout from this!) Work them for 30 seconds on the heat, 30 seconds off the heat, until they are nicely scrambled. You will find that your eggs will scramble all of a sudden, so keep mixing!)
3. Add the dollop of creme fraiche as soon as the eggs are done to cool them down and stop them from overcooking. Then, add the strips of smoked salmon and chives, mix and season well.
4. Serve your eggs on lightly toasted baguette, with a side salad and eat up.
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One Response to “Ollie’s smoked salmon scrambled eggs”

  1. catherine thomas December 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    Well done Ollie,sounds and looks delicious. A great brunch or light supper idea .

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