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Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg Sandwich

 This classic egg breakfast sandwich features smoked salmon and a poached egg!  The perfect combination of the smoky salmon and the creamy egg yolk will make every morning seem like heaven.  Delight your guests and make your bellies smile! 

This smoked salmon and poached egg sandwich is both elegant and delicious! This classic egg breakfast sandwich features smoked salmon and a poached egg!

Hubs and I are both huge fans of breakfast.  In fact, lazy Sundays are some of my favorite days.

On a rare occasion, the munchkin sleeps over at one of her grandparents house and hubs and I have our lazy Sunday mornings all to ourselves.

I relish those Sundays that we get to sneak away for breakfast together at one of our many local eateries.  I sip on my cream loaded coffee while hubs asks the waiter about every single item on the menu and then decides he still needs a few more minutes.

It’s the kind of morning where I can relax, chat with hubby about all the latest gossip and not worry that I will have a crayon torpedoed at my head by the giggling munchkin.

When it finally comes to ordering, hubs is usually teetering between a skillet of some sort or the classic lox and bagel combination.

Typically the skillet wins and as he mops up the list bit of egg yolk with his toast he says, “You know what would be good with this?  Lox.  Lox would have been good.”

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So on a Sunday that was not so lazy for me, after I spent the better part of the morning chasing after munchkin and arguing over what she is having for breakfast she had finally exhausted herself and was ready for her first nap.

Typically this is the time that I get to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee in peace.  But then hubs woke up (he is late to rise) and he said he was hungry…and he wanted me to surprise him.

In no mood whatsoever for creativity, I glanced through my end-of-the-week almost empty fridge and sighed.  What’s a girl to do?

I stared at some leftover lox, a whole wheat English muffin, some veggies and 2 eggs.

No skillets were to be had today.  None at all.  We had better things to create.

Since hubs always wanted his eggs with his lox…I figured why not give it to him!

This smoked salmon and poached egg sandwich is both elegant and delicious! This classic egg breakfast sandwich features smoked salmon and a poached egg!

The smoky and salty salmon I had leftover was going to be perfect against a creamy egg.  And add it all on a whole wheat English muffin, I say we have some pretty tantalizing eats!  Not to mention clean eats!

And what better way to eat a salmon and egg sandwich then with the most delicate egg of all: the poached egg.

Dainty and pretty in it’s all glory!  And it just oozes all over the salmon and plate right when you cut into it. And as that perfect pillow of bright yellow yolks pops it beckons you to mop up the liquid sunshine right off your plate.  Usually some of that glorious egg drips onto your lips and you are forced to lick it off before it falls onto the plate…

Bow chicka wow wow…that sounds like some egg porn right there!  I am going to stop while I am ahead.

This smoked salmon and poached egg sandwich is both elegant and delicious! This classic egg breakfast sandwich features smoked salmon and a poached egg!

For some reason, the poached egg has gotten a pretty bad reputation. To only be reserved for brunch outings and snooty restaurants.

Most think there is a great deal of  swirling and voodoo magic involved in getting the perfect poached egg.   In reality…it’s not as hard as you think.

I have a few tips up my sleeve that will make  poached eggs part of your every day itinerary!  And you can make several of them ahead of time, place them in cold water into the fridge for a few days and then just reheat them in warm water when you are ready for them.

A beautiful poached egg can be served over a bed of greens, over asparagus or under a warm piece of  crusty bread in an eggwich…kind of like what we are doing here.

First you need 2 foot size square pieces of saran wrap and 2 ramekins.  Place the saran wrap into the ramekins and dribble a bit of olive oil into it.

In the meantime, add 2 tbsp of vinegar to a pot of water with about 4 inches of water in it.  Bring it up to a gentle simmer over medium heat.

Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon from the Girl and The Kitchen

Now, crack one egg into each ramekin.  Now you see why we use the olive oil?  It is going to help the egg from sicking.  Feel free to sprinkle some salt and pepper on it now, or you can do so after.  Up to you.

Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon from the Girl and The Kitchen

Gather all four corners of the saran wrap and tie it.  You are creating little egg purses 🙂

Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon from the Girl and The Kitchen

Once your water is simmering.  Drop in your little purses of eggs into the water and let them cook for 3-4 minutes.  I like mine a little tighter so I let them cook the whole 4 minutes.

See how the egg whites are starting to coagulate already?  That’s what you want.

Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon from the Girl and The Kitchen
While those  puppies are boiling away…toast your English muffin (I prefer the 100 calorie whole wheat ones).  Slice up a nice juicy tomato.  A few rings of red onion and just a few slices of avocado will do ya’.  And you will need about 2 pieces of smoked salmon per piece of toast, so about 4 oz.

Remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon and place it on a cutting board.  Cut the saran open by snipping the top off.  Start making your sandwich by first placing the smoked salmon on the toasty bread, followed by your avocado slices, tomato slices and onion rings.  Now slowly, place your poached egg on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper if you have not yet done so.

On occasion you can get a weird looking egg…like this.  It looks almost like a flower…but not.

This smoked salmon and poached egg sandwich is both elegant and delicious! This classic egg breakfast sandwich features smoked salmon and a poached egg!

But don’t worry…it still tastes good…and after a few tries it will look glorious:)  Now let your hungry guests (or hubby) break into the yolk 🙂

This smoked salmon and poached egg sandwich is both elegant and delicious! This classic egg breakfast sandwich features smoked salmon and a poached egg!

 



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Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon from the Girl and The Kitchen

Smoked Salmon Eggwich


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 square foot sized pieces of saran wrap
  • 2 ramekins
  • a few drizzles of olive oil
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 whole wheat English muffin cut in half and toasted
  • 4 oz of smoked salmon
  • 24 large slices of beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes
  • a few rings of red onion slices
  • half an avocado (sliced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp of vinegar

Instructions

  1. First you need 2 foot size square pieces of saran wrap and 2 ramekins.
  2. Place the saran wrap into the ramekins and dribble a bit of olive oil into it.
  3. In the meantime, add 2 tbsp of vinegar to a pot of water with about 4 inches of water in it. Bring it up to a gentle simmer over medium heat.
  4. Crack one egg into each ramekin. Now you see why we use the olive oil? It is going to help the egg from sicking. Feel free to sprinkle some salt and pepper on it now, or you can do so after. Up to you..
  5. Gather all four corners of the saran wrap and tie it. You are creating little egg purses 🙂
  6. Once your water is simmering. Drop in your little purses of eggs into the water and let them cook for 3-4 minutes. I like mine a little tighter so I let them cook the whole 4 minutes.
  7. While those puppies are boiling away…toast your English muffin (I prefer the 100 calorie whole wheat ones). Slice up a nice juicy tomato. A few rings of red onion and just a few slices of avocado will do ya’. And you will need about 2 pieces of smoked salmon per piece of twist, so about 4 oz.
  8. Remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon and place it on a cutting board. Cut the saran open by snipping the top off.
  9. Start making your sandwich by first placing the smoked salmon on the toasty bread, followed by your avocado slices, tomato slices and onion rings.
  10. Slowly, place your poached egg on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper if you have not yet done so.
  11. And let your eager hungry hubby break the yolk 🙂 Liquid sunshine on a plate.

 

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34 Comments

  1. this looks incredible! I guess I know what I’ll be making for breakfast this weekend 🙂 By the way, I’ve seen similar techniques for poaching eggs but have never tried them. I think I’ll give the saran wrap way a go. Thanks!

  2. This is a topic dear to me and something I am learning how to do (because of a recent diabetes diagnosis).

    This looks like a yummy recipe and is now on my breakfast to-do list.

    I knew you could cook in a ziplock bag but never knew that saran wrap could work to.

  3. I’m a sucker for lox on a bagel. I also adore Eggs Benedict. To have a smoosh of both? *drool*

    So um, yeah… I’ll be making this for breakfast this weekend. 😉

    1. Hi Melissa!!! I am currently perfecting my salmon eggs benedict 🙂 Almost there! Thank you so much for coming by and commenting! Glad to have you here!

  4. I love this! It looks delicious. So excited to find your series. We have been pretty busy over the past few months and have lost some of our healthy eating habits. 🙂 I have never seen an egg cooked that way! What a great idea.

    1. Hi Irina!!! Yes it really is an awesome AWESOME sammie 🙂 Mine and my hubs fave for lazy sunday breakfasts!

  5. Bow Chicka Wow wow for that yolk porn indeed!! 😀 I think Yolk porn is my favourite kind of food porn! Now I need to have a Poached Egg breakfast tomorrow!! Adding Salmon and English Breakfast Muffins to the shopping list… Done! 🙂

  6. Sunday breakfast/brunch is my favorite meal of the week, and I’m a huge fan of lox! I would totally devour this! Pretty awesome little trick for poaching eggs too!

  7. I read every single word of this post. Those tips are GOLD. You mean you can make poached eggs with runny yolk ahead of time and keep them in the fridge? What? That is game changing! And this technique for poaching eggs is GOLD!!!

    You’re full of so much knowledge! Thank you for sharing!!

    (Seriously – the make ahead poached eggs tip is 100% genius. I can’t believe I never knew that!)

    1. Nagi!!! Thank you love!!! These are my favorite kind of posts!!! Because I can teach you guys something!!!! Thanks for the fab comments 🙂 you know they make my day!

  8. LOVE it!! I made a similar runny eggs with peas tartine…and that was my first taste of runny yolks. Loved it! Loved the post… 🙂 Fabulous tips!

  9. I’ve never seen poached eggs done like that, Mila – brilliant! I broke down and bought a microwave poach thingy a few years back because I have terrible luck with eggs but I truly love them.
    Smoked salmon rocks and on top of lox – wowsa! How stressful was it getting that photographed at exactly the right time? lol – I’d be freaking out. Well done, girlfriend!

    1. Robyn, try this method…it will totally change your egg game 🙂 I had the help of hubs…I stood by ready and waiting with camera in hand 🙂 While he cracked the yolk!

    1. Melissa! Just saw your site! So glad to connect with you! Yay another fitness peep!!! I was vegan for 6 months but I added in eggs just 2 months ago when I started hitting the weights heavy again. So eggs are a huge part of my diet 🙂

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