NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06:  Ree Drummond attends The Pioneer Woman Magazine Celebration with Ree Drummond at The Mason Jar on June 6, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine)
Food - Drink
The Smoky Ingredient Ree Drummond Adds To Scrambled Eggs
There are countless ways to elevate scrambled eggs, from adding shredded cheese to cooking them in bacon grease. Of course, celebrity chefs have their own preferred methods to upgrade this breakfast classic, and Food Network star Ree Drummond (AKA The Pioneer Woman) likes to add this smoky ingredient.
When making scrambled eggs, Drummond tosses in some smoked salmon (also called lox) to add a smoky, savory, umami dimension. You can slice the fish into chunks or strips and toss them directly in the pan with your scrambled eggs, which Drummond does at the end, just before the eggs are done cooking.
Since smoked salmon is cured and doesn't need to be cooked to be eaten, it's a super easy way to impart a transformative smoky flavor to your eggs. This combination of lox and scrambled eggs isn’t uncommon — in New York City, lox and scrambled eggs are a classic, especially in Jewish delis.