Egg in a hole with salmon and a spicy tartar sauce - warm, buttery toast with a rich runny egg in a hole, and topped with salmon and crispy skin. A delicious brunch or breakfast recipe and a great way to use leftover salmon.
Using a 2 inch cookie cutter, cut out holes from the 1 inch thick bread slices. Gently press down the cutters into the bread with a back and forth motion to prevent the bread from getting squashed while cutting out holes.
Butter both sides of the bread.
Heat a non-stick pan or griddle to medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, place the bread slices on the pan. Pan fry for 2 minutes, until the bread turns a light golden brown. Pan fry the bread holes 2 minutes on each side until golden brown as well.
Flip over the bread slices, and add just a little butter (optional) and salt into the hole. Crack an egg into the hole and let it cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top of the egg.
Flip over the egg in a hole toasts to cook on the first side again for 1 minute (45 secs - 1 min), to seal in the egg. If needed, add a little butter or oil to prevent the egg from sticking to the pan.
Remove the toasts from the pan and keep them on a wire rack to prevent them from becoming soggy.
Top with cold or room temperature salmon (slow roasted or smoked salmon), crispy salmon skin (optional), spicy tartar sauce and chopped herbs.
Spicy Tartar Sauce
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste. Refrigerate until needed.
Crispy Salmon Skin (optional)
If you are using slow roasted salmon - gently peel off the skin from the salmon (it should come off cleanly). Pat dry the skin to remove any excess moisture.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan, and when it's hot, add the skin and fry for a few minutes on each side until the edges start to crisp up and you get caramelized patches on the skin.
Place the crispy skin on paper towels to drain off excess oil, and sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
Cut strips of the skin and serve.
Recipe from The Flavor Bender by Dini Kodippili
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