French Scrambled Eggs with Homemade Gravlax

Scrambled Eggs with Dill and Gravlax

I have too much time on my hands.

(Either that, or I’m finally making time and following my culinary instincts — and taste buds — or treating myself right.)

Take homemade gravlax, for instance. It requires a 72 hour process of curing and flipping the salmon and seasonings every 12 hours. Totally worth the effort… especially when it comes to making breakfast.

Homemade Gravlax 2

Generally, I’m not a breakfast eater (I know, I know…), but I woke up hungry and in the mood for scrambled eggs — not just any scrambled eggs — Julia Child’s scrambled eggs.

(That’s what I get for reading The Art of French Cooking for fun last winter.)

There’s something about the simplicity of French-inspired scrambled eggs, gently beaten and coaxed into creamy curds with a lil’ butter and some patient attention, combined with long-awaited peace and quiet — and the first crop of irises gracing our dining room table.

Breakfast of Champions

Today my soul wanted… needed… breakfast. Simple. Sublime. Sexy.

My dill plant provided the perfect touch of color and flavor to accentuate the undertones of the gravlax and the creaminess of the eggs (nirvana) — plus a lil’ French press coffee and freshly-squeezed orange juice never hurt.

Yup, definitely worth the effort!

Homemade Gravlax

For a gravlax how-to please refer to this recipe by love & olive oil — which they subsequently credited to Saveur — and whose directions and comments were very helpful, FYI. Good stuff either way! Just be sure to rinse the gravlax thoroughly to remove the salt. (I omitted the usual salt — and pepper — from my eggs to be sure, and they were divine “bite by bite.”)

For a scrambled egg tutorial dang near close to Julia’s, click here. Do your research, people, then please your tastebuds, xo!

Have you made a special breakfast or meal for you lately?

Enjoying nurturing moi (and hopefully you…), 

~ Kim

P.S. You deserve it!

10 thoughts on “French Scrambled Eggs with Homemade Gravlax

  1. That scrambled egg method is very much like Gordon Ramsay’s that I couldn’t live without. What a wonderful breakfast and a perfect way to spoil yourself – you truly need that.

  2. My favourite combination! That all looks beautiful. I love breakfasts as a special event meal. I too don’t normally eat breaky as such, takes a couple of hours before I can face food. I usually tuck into my muesli and yoghurt at morning tea. Dare I say it, I’ve mastered great scramblies in the microwave!

  3. Good morning, Kim. After all you have been through this past year, you should do something pampering for yourself every day. I have made Julia’s eggs and they are wonderful. Admittedly I have tasted but never made homemade gravlax. You have inspired me to take the plunge. They look so delicious and inviting. Thanks for the inspiration. Glad to hear you are being good to yourself. Sending love, Jeanne

  4. Kimmmeee…I’m sooooooo wishing I was sitting right there next to you! Sipping that French press coffee. Biting into the amazing salmon, and the dill is like killer lovely! It all is perfect, and you’re right YOU…WE… deserve it! Isn’t it such a pleasure to pamper oneself, and you keep my feet grounded to do so! Love you girl! xoo

  5. Hi Kim: I hope that you have snuggled into your new home, like birds in a nest.

    The only way I scramble eggs (rarely) is with butter. But these do look good!

  6. A very cute, sweet, sexy post. You’re always inspiring with your simple, ocean-blue like soothing posts. How I adore that sun-drenched breakfast table view!

    Usually I don’t do French :) But this creamy, yummy thing has got me! A must try! My Mom is visiting me and I don’t wanna lose this chance to impress her with Gravlax :)

    Love, hugs, peace, cookies, gravlax :)

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