Soft Boiled Eggs and Smoked Salmon Bagels

The smoked salmon in this recipe could be replaced with slices of cooked ham or cured tongue; or try wilted spinach for a vegetarian alternative

Ingredients


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 bagels
  • butter, for spreading
  • 200 g packet smoked salmon slices
  • 2 tblsp crème fraîche
  • a little salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh chives (chopped)

Method

  1. Place the eggs in a small pan of water and boil for 5 minutes, then drain and plunge into a bowl of iced water. Set aside for 10 minutes as this will make them much easier to peel.
  2. Preheat the grill to high. Cut the bagels in half and arrange on a grill rack. Cook for 1-2 minutes until toasted. Spread with a little butter.
  3. Place the toasted bagel halves on warmed plates and ruffle the smoked salmon slices on top. Add half a tablesp. of crème fraîche.
  4. Shell the eggs and cut each one in half, then arrange on top of the smoked salmon and crème fraîche. Season lightly and sprinkle with the chives to serve.




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