Keto Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon Recipe
As we all know, scrambled eggs can be pretty dull on their own. Add some life to your breakfast with this keto scrambled eggs with smoked salmon recipe.
Salmon vs. Lox
While similar, salmon and lox are not the same.
Smoked salmon has been brined or cured, and then smoked. Method of smoking, hot or cold, does not matter.
Smoked salmon can refer to farmed, fillet, steak, or wild salmon. Smaller fish tend to be cured in salt, while bigger fish are split and placed in a saltwater brine.
Cold smoking refers to a longer process at a lower temp of around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The texture will be similar to lox.
Hot smoking is done at a higher temperature (bet you didn’t see that coming) for a shorter period of time. Hot smoking yields a nice, flaky fish similar to cooked salmon.
Lox, on the other hand, is not smoked. Authentic lox is made from the belly of the salmon. This fatty region offers a rich, succulent flavor.
It can be cured for months, and it typically quite salty. Lox is popular on bagels with cream cheese, which is of course not something to try on keto!
Selecting Your Salmon
Most smoked salmon sold at grocery stores is of the cold smoked variety. Look for brands that cure with salt only. Some salmon comes with sweeteners or other add-ons that won’t improve the taste.
Slices on the thinner side tend to be tender and buttery, although sometimes it is hard to tell without opening the package.
Definitely, check the freshness date – there is plenty of fish in the sea, so to speak, so you don’t want to be eating salmon that’s past its prime.
Check your labels for specific instructions, but you’ll want to refrigerate your catch.
I like to buy salmon as close as possible to when I’m going to use it. Once you’ve opened the package, eat it ASAP.
More Keto Breakfast Ideas
Sometimes breakfast can get a little routine, and boring. Eggs and smoothies, smoothies and eggs. Repeat.
Get out of your breakfast rut and check out my very favorite breakfast ideas for a ketogenic diet.
You’ll find savory choices like this keto sausage egg bake, sweet options like these keto vanilla coconut butter muffins, and downright indulgences like these keto glazed chocolate donuts.
Some people are breakfast eaters; others aren’t. But if you like to kick-start your day with a healthy meal, there are tons of options for keto!
How to make Keto Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon
Add the avocado oil to the pan and crack in the eggs (it can help if you crack them into a bowl first) and whisk slowly on a low heat so the eggs don’t overcook.
When the eggs start solidifying, add in the chopped smoked salmon.
Cook until the eggs are done to your liking. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle with some crushed pink peppercorn if you have them handy. They have a lovely color and a slightly sweet flavor to the dish.
Add some life to your breakfast with this keto scrambled eggs with smoked salmon recipe.
- 3 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) avocado oil
- 50 g smoked salmon, chopped
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon crushed pink peppercorns (optional)
- Place 2 tablespoons of avocado oil into a frying pan on medium heat.
- Crack the 3 eggs into a bowl and pour into the frying pan.
- Break the yolks in the pan and scramble slowly in the pan.
- Chop up the smoked salmon into small pieces and add to the eggs before they cook.
- Keep scrambling continuously until the eggs are pretty much solid – don’t overcook it.
- Place on plate and season with sea salt, black pepper, and crushed pink peppercorns.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 0 g
- Calories: 493
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 42 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 28 g