Salmon-Egg Wrap w/ Parsley and Creme Fraiche

Salmon-Egg Wrap with Parsley and Creme Fraiche

Ok, I have to tell you honestly that I have been mentally working on this dish for the past two days. I knew I wanted to wrap the scrambled eggs in salmon to make this look more like a sandwich (based on my new-found obsession with sandwiches). The distinct flavor of eggs is brought out nicely with the parsley, and goes so well with the silky texture and salty ocean flavor of smoked salmon. Top with a dollop or two of creme fraiche, and the combination of flavors becomes fantastic.

You can usually find creme fraiche in the dairy section of your grocery store, but if it's more convenient cream cheese or mascarpone would work well also.

In any case, it's pretty quick to put together and definitely worth it for a satisfying brunch.

Scrambled Eggs w/ Parsley, Smoked Salmon, and Creme Fraiche  - serves 1
1 handful fresh parsley, chopped, plus extra sprigs for garnish
2 slices smoked salmon
2 eggs
1 tablespoon whole milk or cream
1 dollop of butter (I consider this to be slightly less than a tablespoon)
1 tablespoon creme fraiche

1. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk or cream, and a sprinkle each of salt and pepper. Beat together with a fork. On a plate, lay out one or two slices of smoked salmon.

2. Heat a small skillet over medium low heat, and add the butter. Once the butter is melted and hot, pour in the egg mixture. With a wooden spoon or spatula, gently fold the eggs over each other (don't scramble - this takes all the air out of the eggs and deflates them). Once the eggs are about halfway ready (there should still be some parts that are very runny), toss in half of the chopped parsley, and fold the eggs over until all of the mixture has blended and there are no more very runny parts.

3. Place the egg mixture in the center of the salmon slices. Fold the salmon over to make a wrap. Top the folded salmon with two dollops of creme fraiche, and place the remaining parsley around the wrap.

I would advise having some bread handy to help you eat the last couple of bites.

Merci, bonne dégustation!


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