Egg in a Hole – With Smoked Salmon Recipe

We’ve all had those mornings where we crave something indulgent but also satisfying. Something that is easy to make and yet still feels fancy. Look no further than the Egg in a Hole with Smoked Salmon Recipe. This recipe is a treat for your taste buds, and satisfies your breakfast cravings like nothing else. I guarantee it will become a breakfast staple in your household once you try it.

Egg in a Hole, also known as “Egg Toast” or “Toad in a Hole,” is a classic breakfast dish that has been around for decades. This variation on the classic recipe incorporates smoked salmon, capers, creme fraiche, red onion and black pepper to elevate the flavors of the traditional recipe.

The combination of fluffy eggs cooked perfectly inside toasted bread with silky smoked salmon and tangy capers creates something truly special. The rich and flavorful dish is perfect for brunch or a weekend breakfast treat, or even just as a quick mid-week meal for when you need to indulge.

If you’re someone who loves salmon and eggs, then trust me when I say this is the ideal recipe. With such simple preparation, this dish is one of those meals that you can whip up in no time yet still impress your friends or loved ones. Give it a go, and you’ll soon find that this recipe will be in high demand among your family members and guests alike!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Egg in a Hole - With Smoked Salmon
Egg in a Hole – With Smoked Salmon

Are you tired of the same old boring breakfast recipes? Want to switch things up and impress your taste buds? Look no further than this Egg in a Hole with Smoked Salmon recipe! Trust me, once you take a bite of this delicious meal, you won’t want to go back to plain and simple breakfast dishes.

What sets this recipe apart is its unique combination of flavors and textures. The smoky flavor of the salmon pairs perfectly with the creamy creme fraiche and tangy capers. And who can resist a perfectly cooked egg nestled inside a golden slice of bread?

But not only is this recipe delicious, it’s also versatile and easy to make. Whether you’re hosting a brunch party or just want to treat yourself to a fancy breakfast, this dish will not disappoint.

So why settle for a bland bowl of cereal or a basic egg toast when you can have something that will truly tantalize your taste buds? Try out this Egg in a Hole with Smoked Salmon recipe and trust me, you won’t regret it.

Ingredient List

 Start your day off right with a delicious and easy to make dish: Egg in a Hole with Smoked Salmon!
Start your day off right with a delicious and easy to make dish: Egg in a Hole with Smoked Salmon!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious smoked salmon egg in a hole recipe:

  • 2 slices of country bread
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ounces of smoked salmon, sliced
  • 1 tbsp of capers
  • 2 small red onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cups of watercress
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • ½ lemon plus a wedge to serve
  • A handful of spicy tartar sauce or creme fraiche
  • Black pepper to taste

These ingredients are readily available in your local grocery store. Choose the freshest and best quality ingredients for best results.

The Recipe How-To

 Spruce up your breakfast game with this savory and flaky smoked salmon delight.
Spruce up your breakfast game with this savory and flaky smoked salmon delight.

Now that you have gathered all of the necessary ingredients, let’s jump right into making the Egg in a Hole – With Smoked Salmon! This recipe is simple, but it requires some care to get it just right.

Step 1: Preheat your skillet
First things first, you need to preheat your skillet over medium heat. This will ensure that your egg hole cooks evenly and doesn’t burn.

Step 2: Cut out the egg hole
Take a slice of bread (we recommend using country bread) and use a biscuit cutter or a glass to create a round hole in the center of the slice. Remove the piece of bread from the center – this will create your egg basket.

Step 3: Butter up
Melt 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter in your preheated skillet. Make sure the melted butter coats the entire area where you will be cooking the egg basket. Then, place the slice of bread with the hole on top of the melted butter.

Step 4: Add salmon and eggs
Once your bread has been in the skillet for about a minute, add smoked salmon to the hole. Then, carefully crack 1 large egg into the center of the salmon-covered hole.

Step 5: Utilize your creativity
This recipe isn’t restricted to only smoked salmon as a topping. To switch things up, try using scrambled eggs instead of a fried egg for an alternative texture. You could also try adding chopped red onion, capers, or even creme fraiche for added flavor. Get creative!

Step 6: Cook until ready
Cook your egg and bread basket for approximately two minutes; adjust cooking time depending on how you prefer cooked eggs. Once cooked, flip over and cook for an additional minute on the side without smoked salmon.

Congratulations! You have made an Egg in a Hole – With Smoked Salmon masterpiece that everyone will love-whether they’re breakfast-lovers or not. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 A match made in brunch heaven: perfectly cooked egg nestled in crispy bread and topped with delectable smoked salmon.
A match made in brunch heaven: perfectly cooked egg nestled in crispy bread and topped with delectable smoked salmon.

If you’re looking to switch things up a bit, I have some great ideas to keep in mind for substitutions and variations on this Egg in a Hole with Smoked Salmon recipe.

Firstly, you can try swapping out the smoked salmon with candied bacon or prosciutto. The salty and sweet flavors will still blend perfectly with the creamy egg and buttery toast.

If you’re not a fan of capers, try using diced red bell pepper or thinly sliced scallions instead for a fresh crunch. For those who prefer spice, consider using jalapeño slices or red pepper flakes on top.

Don’t have creme fraiche? Cream cheese also works great as a substitute. You can even try adding different herbs such as chives or dill to the cream cheese for extra flavor.

For a low-calorie option, use whole grain bread and scrambled eggs instead of a fried egg in the hole. You can also add some steamed asparagus and sliced avocado on top for a more nutritious and well-rounded meal.

Lastly, if you want to get creative with presentation for a brunch party or special occasion, try shaping your egg basket or toast into a heart shape using cookie cutters or by using heart-shaped molds. Serve it up with some spicy tartar sauce on the side for a unique twist.

These are just some of my ideas to switch up this classic recipe to fit your taste preferences and dietary needs. Get creative and experiment with your own substitutions and variations – the possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Who needs a fancy restaurant brunch when you can whip up this tasty and elegant meal from the comfort of your own kitchen?
Who needs a fancy restaurant brunch when you can whip up this tasty and elegant meal from the comfort of your own kitchen?

This Egg in a Hole with Smoked Salmon recipe is a brunch champion! It’s versatile and pairs well with a variety of breakfast items. One of my personal favorites is to serve it alongside some crispy asparagus drizzled with tangy hollandaise sauce. The smokiness of the salmon and the richness of the egg perfectly complement the freshness of the asparagus.

If you’re feeling indulgent, pair this dish with a Bloody Mary or mimosa for a classic brunch experience. If you’re keeping it low calorie, try serving it with a refreshing fruit salad or some steamed green beans.

For added texture and flavor, I like to sprinkle some chopped red onion and capers on top of the dish. A dollop of creamy creme fraiche or cream cheese adds a luxurious touch that takes this dish to the next level.

Finally, consider serving this dish on its own or on top of buttery toast for a satisfying meal any time of day. Whatever way you decide to enjoy it, this Egg in a Hole with Smoked Salmon recipe is sure to impress your guests and leave them feeling satisfied.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Take your taste buds on a journey to the seaside with the decadent flavors of smoked salmon and buttery toast.
Take your taste buds on a journey to the seaside with the decadent flavors of smoked salmon and buttery toast.

As much as we want to savor the freshly-made egg in a hole with smoked salmon, sometimes we may not have the time or energy to whip up this dish every morning, especially if we’re in a rush. Thankfully, this recipe is quite flexible and can be made ahead, stored, and reheated without losing too much flavor or texture.

Firstly, you can make the egg hole and the smoked salmon egg separately, then store them individually in airtight containers for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat each component in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until warmed through. Be sure to cut the egg hole in half and toast it again with a little butter before assembling the dish – this step will help rejuvenate its crispy exterior.

Alternatively, you can assemble the entire dish including the creme fraiche and garnish just before serving or transport it within minutes of assembly. In this case, it’s best to make all components beforehand (up to 3 days prior) and store them separately in a fridge. Toasted bread slices should be kept at room temperature in an airtight container or wrapped in foil. For extra convenience, you can also pre-mix the creme fraiche with chopped capers and red onion in advance then transfer it into a squeeze bottle for easy application.

Overall, while serving fresh egg in a hole with smoked salmon is ideal whenever possible we think of making it ahead by storing components individually or preparing them well ahead will still yield very good results that everyone will love.

Tips for Perfect Results

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Don’t settle for a boring breakfast routine – add some p

When it comes to making egg in a hole with smoked salmon, here are some tips to ensure that your dish comes out perfectly every time:

1. Use freshly baked bread: Freshly baked bread has a crispy texture and a soft interior that will elevate your egg in a hole with smoked salmon experience to the next level.

2. Use enough butter: Butter is essential for adding flavor and richness to the recipe. Don’t skimp on this ingredient, but don’t go overboard either.

3. Get the temperature right: Make sure that the pan is hot enough before adding in the butter and bread, as this will create a crispy crust on the bread.

4. Patience is key: Take your time when cooking this dish as rushing it may cause the egg yolk to break or overcook.

5. Season well: Seasoning with black pepper and a pinch of salt gives an extra flavor profile that makes the dish more savory.

6. Choose good quality smoked salmon: It’s important to choose high-quality smoked salmon that has a rich taste and firm texture to accompany the egg toast.

7. Garnish with capers and red onions: The additional tangy kick from capers and crispness from red onions elevates the flavors of the egg toast recipe.

These simple tips will help make your egg in a hole with smoked salmon turn out perfect every time, satisfying your taste buds with its deliciousness.


As you get ready to make this delicious Egg in a Hole – With Smoked Salmon Recipe, you might have some burning questions about the preparation process or how to customize it according to your preferences. To help you out, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) along with their detailed answers. So, let’s take a look at some doubts and concerns that might come up while making this recipe.

Is smoked salmon and scrambled eggs good for you?

Start your day off right with a satisfying and nutritious breakfast that is both high in protein and low in calories. This recipe is ideal for those following an intermittent or very low-calorie diet, as each serving contains a mere 200 kcal.

How do you serve smoked salmon on its own?

Looking for ways to elevate your cooking game? Here are some delicious ideas for how to use crackers, softened cream cheese, and capers in your meals. You can add some crunch to your green salad by sprinkling the mixture on top and drizzling a zesty lemony dressing over it. If you’re in the mood for some pasta, try tossing in the mixture with some al dente noodles, fresh parsley, green onions, and a light tomato sauce. Finish with a generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil for a mouth-watering dish that will impress any dinner guest.

How do you eat thin smoked salmon?

There are various ways to enjoy fish, and the traditional approach is to serve it on a pancake or blini. However, you can also experiment with other serving options such as homemade sushi, tortilla rolls with cream cheese, or toasted crostini.

Can you eat smoked salmon and cheese?

To make a delicious appetizer, first take a slice of smoked salmon and spread a thin layer of creamy cheese all over it. Then, add a dash of black pepper and half a dozen tangy capers. Next, grab a chilled spear of cucumber or a grilled asparagus and roll the salmon around it. This delightful bite-size treat is sure to impress your guests at any gathering.

Bottom Line

All in all, Egg in a Hole with Smoked Salmon Recipe is a tasty and indulgent way to enjoy breakfast or brunch. Its luxurious flavors and textures make it the perfect choice for special occasions or as a quick and easy indulgence. With just a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you can impress your family and friends with this restaurant-quality dish.

So, whether you’re looking for a low-calorie breakfast idea or searching for the perfect brunch recipe, this Egg in a Hole with Smoked Salmon Recipe is definitely worth trying. With its savory blend of smoked salmon, capers, red onion, and creme fraiche, it’s an unforgettable dish that will leave you craving for more.

In conclusion, give this recipe a try and you will not regret it! And remember to share your thoughts on this recipe on your favorite recipe websites or social media platforms. Who knows? Your friends and family might want to try it too!

Egg in a Hole - With Smoked Salmon

Egg in a Hole – With Smoked Salmon Recipe

I love making "egg in a hole". This is made even better by using smoked salmon. Recipe by Real Simple.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine American
Calories 488.4 kcal


  • 2 slices country bread
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • black pepper


  • Using a cookie cutter or shot glass, cut a 3-inch hole in the center of each slice of bread. Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place the bread slices in the skillet, crack an egg into the center of each, and cook until the bread is golden and the whites are set, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  • Dividing evenly, top with the smoked salmon, crème fraîche, capers, and red onion; season with ¼ teaspoon pepper.



Serving: 234gCalories: 488.4kcalCarbohydrates: 39.2gProtein: 25.8gFat: 25.4gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 255.9mgSodium: 1011.6mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2.6g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Breakfast, Easy, European, Scandinavian
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