Recipe: Crème Fraîche Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

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(Image credit: Karla Conrad)

Everyone likes to dress up now and again, right? Well, scrambled eggs feel the same way. Don’t deny them the opportunity to be adorned with some silky crème fraîche and aromatic herbs. This sandwich will raise your standard breakfast sandwich routine to the height of elegance.

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(Image credit: Karla Conrad)

These eggs also look — and taste — sophisticated, cloaked in pink slices of smoked salmon. Serve them for brunch with a glass of sparkling wine, or even for dinner (wine still included).

If crème fraîche is not available at your local store, or not in your budget this week, use sour cream. Just a tablespoon will do — your eggs will thank you for it.

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Crème Fraîche Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

Makes4

Ingredients

  • 4

    English muffins, split in half

  • 8

    large eggs

  • 1 heaping tablespoon

    crème fraîche

  • 1 tablespoon

    mixed finely chopped fresh chives and fresh dill

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 tablespoon

    butter, plus more for buttering the English muffins

  • 4 slices

    smoked salmon

Instructions

  1. Toast the English muffins, then spread the cut sides with a thin layer of butter.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, crème fraîche, herbs, and a pinch of salt and pepper until just combined.

  3. Heat the 1 tablespoon of butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until melted. Pour in the egg mixture. Using a rubber spatula, move the eggs around the pan, pushing the cooked parts off the bottom of the pan. If the eggs are cooking too quickly, reduce the heat. Stir the eggs gently but constantly until they are just set but not dry. Remove from the heat.

  4. Divide the eggs over the English muffin bottoms. Drape each one with a slice of smoked salmon, and top with English muffin tops.

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