Holiday Entertaining: Scrambled Eggs, Caviar, Crème Fraîche

Holiday Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Caviar, Crème Fraîche

Holiday Breakfast
Scrambled Eggs, Caviar, Crème Fraîche, Chives

Last but not least in a series of 4 Holiday Entertaining Dishes, scrambled eggs with caviar is a wonderfully extravagant way to celebrate Christmas morning or New Year’s Day brunch.

Served in charming mini Lodge cast iron skillets, this breakfast is simultaneously elegant and rustic. Fluffy scrambled eggs paired with puffed popovers and butter are irresistible, but for the ultimate breakfast experience, add creamy-tangy crème fraîche and burst-in-the-mouth pearls of rich-brown nutty ossetra caviar .

Holiday Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Caviar, Crème Fraîche, Chives

Holiday Entertaining Series

Holiday Entertaining: Oysters with Caviar

Hors d’oeuvre: Oysters, Ossetra Caviar, Crème Fraîche (here)

Foie Gras with Sweet & Salty Palmier Cookies, Passionfruit, Pistachios

First Course: Foie Gras with Sweet & Salty Palmier Cookies (here)

Asparagus, Hollandaise, Caviar

Holiday Side Dish: Asparagus, Hollandaise, Caviar (here)

Scrambled Eggs and Caviar Recipe

Holiday Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Caviar, Crème Fraîche

I am partial to the classic, authentic Royal Ossetra from the Parisian Caviar House of Petrossian. But of course, any type of quality fish roe would take scrambled eggs to the next level. Bon Appétit magazine wrote about caviar in their recent Holiday Issue (and I got a kick out of this), “You don’t need a Cayman Islands bank account to serve it…so unless you’re a Russian Oligarch, fill out your spread with the kind of affordable roes you can buy.”

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 t. kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 T. half and half
  • 2 t. butter + more for cast iron skillets
  • chives
  • crème fraîche
  • caviar

Holiday Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Caviar, Crème Fraîche

Whisk eggs with salt, pepper, and half and half.

Melt 2 t. butter in a non-stick pan. Scramble the eggs.

Holiday Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Caviar, Crème Fraîche

Meanwhile, melt a small amount of butter in mini cast iron skillets.

Divide scrambled eggs between the 2 skillets.

Holiday Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Caviar, Crème Fraîche

Top eggs with a sprinkling of chives, a dollop of crème fraîche, and a spoonful of caviar. Serve with any type of utensil except silver, which affects the taste of caviar.

Holiday Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Caviar, Crème Fraîche

Serve with popovers. And Mimosas.

Wishing You a Most Delicious Holiday Season!

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