Crab Scrambled Eggs

January 4, 2013
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It is no secret how much I adore brunch. And as there is no better way to start a new day than with a slightly indulgent plate of eggs, it stands to reason there is no better way to start a new year than in the same manner!

I stumbled across the Alaskan Crab Co at an industry trade-show-style event a few months back – tasted the crab, tasted the caviar, picked up a card – and promptly forgot all about it. Then the other day, during a post Christmas shopping fit, RJ and I were making our way through Alexandria when we drove by the shop front…

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We popped in just to take a look and needless to say, we couldn’t leave without our wallets a bit lighter and our bags a bit heavier due to a little container of sea-infused white and orange crustacean. While I was tempted at first by the enormous frozen Alaskan King Crab legs, we instead went for a 1/2 kg [1 lb] of picked Japanese crab – and my mind started spinning with ideas.

The plan was – and still is at some point – proper New England Style Crab Cakes but in the mean time we figured it wouldn’t hurt to try out a bit for breakfast!

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These eggs floated out of the kitchen the next morning and while we have agreed that at $28 – $38/kg for legs and $30 – $38/kg picked this can’t be a regular indulgence, I’m not making any promises! Now to go and make those Crab Cakes…

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Crab Scrambled Eggs

While extraordinarily easy to prepare, these eggs are a bit indulgent. Yes they make me think of long lazy brunches on the Upper East Side. Yes they make me want a Bloody Mary. Yes you could go one step further and cook them in cultured butter, or top them with hollandaise sauce. Wait, does that go too far… nah.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 organic eggs
  • heaped 1/2 c picked lump crab meat
  • 2 Tbsp almond milk*
  • good pinch sea salt*
  • fresh cracked black pepper

To serve

  • extra crab meat
  • fresh coriander or parsley
  • toast fingers

METHOD:

Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Whisk together eggs, crab, milk and seasoning.

Spray pan with a bit of oil and add egg mixture – it should sizzle and start to cook immediately.

Use a wooden or silicone spatula to pull edges in towards middle and cook for a minute or two, stirring occasionally.  When almost done but still a bit runny, remove from heat and continue to stir using residual heat from pan to finish the cooking.

Garnish with coriander and a bit of extra crab meat. Serve with toast fingers if desired. Pretend you slaved over a hot stove for hours.

Serves 2 – 3. Feel free to scale up or down as required.

* COOK’S NOTES:

  • Any dairy or non-dairy milk is fine, I’d stay away from coconut on this one however
  • I used a roasted garlic sea salt – it made this all that much better, if that is remotely possible

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8 Responses to Crab Scrambled Eggs

  1. Nic@diningwithastud on January 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

    What a gorgeously indulgent brekkie! Well worth it ;)

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci) on January 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    What a beautiful dish for brunch! Gorgeous colors!

  3. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious on January 4, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    This may be the best way to have scrambled eggs! I might just add some freshly made guac too!

  4. Karly on January 5, 2013 at 5:14 am

    What a gorgeous brunch recipe! Love the colors.

  5. Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul on January 5, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Yummo! I’ll echo everyone else and say this is quite an indulgence JJ!

  6. Leah on January 5, 2013 at 11:18 am

    This is a total NYC brunch recipe – I love it! As a downtown gal, I was a big fan of a Bondi Road brunch (of all places!) and the Queen Adelaide Benedict – a crab cake with poached eggs – so decadent and amazing!

  7. Jane @ Shady Baker on January 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    How indulgent and beautiful! I love the colour in your photos too, they feel very summery.

  8. Val on February 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    This is not food this is art!!!

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