Sunday Brunch: Smoked Salmon and Egg Bagels

Sunday Brunch

How to make the best meal of the week even better.

Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow. 20131116-273081-sunday-brunch-smoked-salmon-egg-bagels.jpg

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]



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Over the summer, I spent some time in Amsterdam with my family. One dish that has been etched in my memory from my time there is soft scrambled eggs, served with a side of smoked salmon and toast. I've had the combination of those two ingredients before— I've even written about it here, but for whatever reason this simple dish has become an obsession.

I like a brunch I can wrap my hands around. There are great things about hash or omelets, but there's nothing quite like a satisfying breakfast sandwich. Softly cooked scrambled eggs—you really need to take however much time is needed to coax out the perfect custard texture—combined with toasted bagel and rich smoked salmon are all you need. Feel free to add classic garnishes of sliced onion and capers, but even if you don't, it's a winning combination.