Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Chives

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I am a big fan of eggs for breakfast and Scrambled eggs are so tasty when done well. The trick is knowing when to remove the eggs from the heat.

When I am on a diet this is a real treat for breakfast. The smoked salmon makes it feel a little decadent and its often my breakfast choice for special occasions.

Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Chives

Additions to your scrambled eggs

Most scrambled egg recipes will include milk, cream or butter. Personally I prefer to leave these out and its a healthy start to the day. Sometimes I will add a little milk to the eggs.

Whilst scrambled eggs are tasty on their own adding in smoked salmon and chives really elevates this simple dish. I like to slice the salmon thinly into small bite size pieces. I use scissors to snip the chives as this avoids squashing the shape.

Smoked Salmon, chives, salt and pepper

How to scramble eggs

The first step is to beat the eggs with a fork. Personally I beat them well as this can mean you get a fluffier finish to your eggs.

Beaten egg with fork

Season the eggs with a small pinch of salt and pepper.

salt and pepper

Put a saucepan onto a medium heat, pour in the eggs. You will need to stay with the eggs as they cook. The key to great scrambled eggs is the movement as they cook and knowing when to take them off the heat. This may take a little practice and most people will prefer the eggs slightly differently. The good thing is eggs are quick and easy to practice.

I like to use a spatula as I find it is easy to get under the eggs. The egg touching the bottom and side of the pan will set first and this is why you need to keep gently folding the eggs and moving them around the pan to help them to cook evenly.

You want the eggs to set but leave them slightly wet when you take the eggs off the heat. The heat will keep cooking the eggs for another minute so you want to make sure there is still some moisture in the pan when you take them off otherwise you will end up with very dry eggs.

If you are cooking for young children, elderly or those with vulnerable health then cook the eggs slightly longer to ensure they are fully cooked through.

Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon

If you add the salmon as soon as you remove the eggs from the hob, the residual heat will slightly warm the salmon. You do not want to cook the salmon just provide a dash or warmth.

I love to add the chives through the eggs and on top as it provides great flavour and a lovely dash of colour.

Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and chives

Scrambled Eggs, smoked salmon and chives recipe

For more than one serving you can easily multiply this recipe by the number of people.

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Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Chives

A delicious healthy breakfast that can be prepared quickly
Course Breakfast
Keyword Eggs, Eggs and Chives, Salmon and Eggs, Scrambled eggs, Smoked Salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author The Breakfast Page


  • 2 Eggs
  • 50 g Smoked Salmon
  • 1 tbsp Chives
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Fry light


  • Break the eggs, beat with a fork and season with salt and pepper
  • Cut the salmon into small bite size pieces
  • Use scissors to cut the chives
  • Put a saucepan onto a medium heat and spray with fry light
  • Add the eggs and gently use a spatula to move the eggs around the pan. Keep folding and slowly moving the eggs around the pan
  • Once the eggs begin to set but are still slightly wet take them off the heat. Stir in the smoked salmon straight away so the eggs will warm the salmon. The eggs will continue to cook for another minute
  • Add the chives and serve immediately
Scrambled Eggs, smoked salmon and chives

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  1. May 11, 2019 / 8:33 am

    Love all the components of this but have never thought of having them together – I shall put this right! x

    • Jade
      May 11, 2019 / 8:46 am

      It’s delicious all together, let me know what you think when you have it x

  2. May 11, 2019 / 2:35 pm

    This looks delicious. I haven’t tried this with chives but I can see it would really work. Something for tomorrow morning perhaps.

  3. May 13, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    A lovely fresh version of a classic- love it!!

    • Jade
      May 13, 2019 / 6:39 pm

      Thanks Melanie x

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