Make it. Eat it. Love it.
I love breakfast foods but never really eat more then a bowl of cereal or yogurt in the morning. I usually don’t have time for anything more elaborate then that. That is why I love brunch so much. Brunch presents an opportunity for a long leisurely culinary experience with options ranging from typical breakfast meals, to sandwiches and desserts. Hosting a brunch is wonderful because you can experiment with wonderful breakfast recipes you didn’t have time for in your day to day routine.
Growing up my family would have brunch at Blue Water Grille in Union Square, NYC, followed by a shopping trip across the street at ABC Home and Carpet. I would order the same thing every time we went even though the menu boasted amazing dishes and fresh wonderful sushi. A mountain of lox, eggs and onions that when cut into oozes out cream cheese. Perfect. It was the best way to eat eggs. One Sunday afternoon I arrived at Blue Water Grille, sat down and looked at the menu, knowing what I was going to order but still read through the whole thing. I went to order my favorite brunch dish. It wasn’t on the menu anymore. It was terrible.
I haven’t had this amazing breakfast since and found myself craving it the other day. Yes, I may have made this for dinner but, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner right? Quick and easy to prepare with amazing and elegant results, it will impress even the most critical brunch guest.
Here is my version of Blue Water Grille’s most perfect brunch item.
Ingredients (serves 2)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Onion, Chopped
1/4 Cup Milk
4 Ounces Smoked Salmon, Chopped
2 Large Tablespoons Cream Cheese
Salt and Pepper
In a large saucepan heat olive oil and add onions.
Sautee onions until translucent about 10 minutes.
Beat eggs in a bowl and add milk, season with salt and pepper.
Pour eggs over the onions and let sit for a minute or so.
Sprinkle smoked salmon over eggs and scramble.
Cook eggs until done.
Take half of the egg mixture and divide between the bottom of 2 remekens.
Place a Tablespoon of cream cheese over the eggs and top with remaining eggs.
(You can also turn the eggs out onto a plate if you prefer)