Individual Lox, Eggs and Onions Stuffed With Cream Cheese

Posted on by on May 5th, 2011 | 30 Comments »

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
6 Eggs
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.
Serve immediately.
(You can also turn the eggs out onto a plate if you prefer)


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  1. Posted on: 5-5-2011

    I agree…I rarely make anything special for breakfast unless it’s for company! This egg dish looks lovely…and I love the combination of lox and eggs…YUM!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-5-2011

      Thanks Liz! Lox and eggs really are a great combo.

  2. Posted on: 5-5-2011

    I am just like you… I usually only have coffee for breakfast. Italian breakfasts are usually quick… we don’t eat too much in the mornings. But these eggs look so classy and delicious… no matter whether you have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner!!! I like smoked salmon and cream cheese (that was my lunch today btw! hehehe)! 🙂

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-5-2011

      Thanks Manu!! They were great for dinner 🙂

  3. Posted on: 5-5-2011

    Right! I love breakfast for dinner (and breakfast for lunch and breakfast for breakfast) … and I love New York lox. Super cute to serve the dish in individual ramekins!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-5-2011

      Thanks Tiffany! Yay for breakfast for dinner!

  4. Posted on: 5-5-2011

    We make breakfast for dinner often..and your eggs look amazingly delicious Beth! Thanks for the great idea!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-6-2011

      Thanks Sandra! They were the perfect light dinner.

  5. Posted on: 5-5-2011

    We often make breakfast for dinner. Thanks for sharing!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-6-2011

      Thanks Christine!! Breakfast for dinner is the best!

  6. Posted on: 5-5-2011

    I rarely have time to have breakfast (happy if I grab a coffee), but id I had time this would work great! 🙂

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-6-2011

      Gourmantine, thats a problem with so many people and breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not have it at dinner time 🙂

  7. Posted on: 5-5-2011

    Hi Beth, this looks great! We all love these ingredients. And when you flip the ramekins, they become so fancy!! I’d love this with my bagels. Breakfast/Brunch is always my favorite time/dish. I’ll enjoy this dish as much as you do!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-6-2011

      Thanks Nami! Who doesnt love all these ingredients?! They are so good, especially together!

  8. Posted on: 5-7-2011

    Beautiful presentation. I love the lazy casual feeling of brunch and how much leeway you can have with the menu.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-18-2011

      Thanks Sandra! The amount of options for brunch is the best part!

  9. Posted on: 5-7-2011

    just watch! this would be making my breakfast menu soon…lol. i think having these lovely eggs with a slice of soft slice of bread would be a great way to start off the day 🙂

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-18-2011

      Thanks cake whiz! Let me know if you try it!!

  10. Posted on: 5-7-2011

    Gorgeous! And they’re the perfect size too! I love love love brunch but sometimes it can push me over the edge so these are just wonderful!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-18-2011

      Thanks Sara, these really are the perfect size. I know what you mean by brunch putting you over the edge!

  11. Posted on: 5-7-2011

    Lovely egg dish…beautiful presentation!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-18-2011

      Thanks daksha!

  12. Posted on: 5-8-2011

    I can see why this is your favorite. It sounds amazing. The flavors are perfect together!
    I love the way they look turned out on the plate…very cute!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-18-2011

      Thanks Karen! I also love how they looked turned out on the plate!

  13. Posted on: 5-9-2011

    Hello Beth! I am passing along several awards to you that you can find here: You know how much I love your blog, right??? 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-18-2011

      Thank you Manu!! I’m touched! I love your blog too. I just got back from being without a computer for 10 days! This really made my day!

  14. Posted on: 5-11-2011

    I rarely have breakfast first thing in the morning. I’m a brunch kind of girl.
    Your egg dishes sound great, love the individual portions. Thanks for sharing Beth

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-18-2011

      A little bit of everything, individual portions are the best! Otherwise I will over eat! Especially at a brunch!

  15. Posted on: 5-15-2011

    This is lovely! Something different from the usual stuff for brekky! 🙂

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-18-2011

      Thanks chopinandmysauce! A little variation now and then never hurt anyone!

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