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Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl with Crispy Potatoes

on January 22, 2024
last updated March 22, 2024
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This hearty and delicious smoked salmon breakfast bowl is packed with flavor and texture complete with crispy pan-fried potatoes and onions, egg, cream cheese, tomatoes, and everything but the bagel seasoning.
Smoked salmon breakfast bowl with tomatoes and a fried egg.

Looking for a new way to enjoy smoked salmon to start your day? This Salmon Breakfast Bowl consists of crispy pan-fried potatoes and onions, topped with smoked salmon, fried egg, fresh tomatoes, cream cheese, and finished with everything but the bagel seasoning and scallions.

It’s packed with tons of flavor, delicious texture, and is nice and hearty. The pan-fried potatoes and onions are the perfect base to all the delicious toppings, making this savory breakfast bowl super well-rounded.

Two smoked salmon breakfast bowls garnished with scallions.

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl Ingredients


Here’s everything you need:

  • Potatoes. I really love using honey gold potatoes in this recipe, but truly any potato will do. I’ve made it with new potatoes and russet potatoes but am confident Yukon gold and fingerling potatoes will work, too.
  • Onion.
  • Eggs. I fried my eggs over easy for this recipe, but you can also make them over hard, sunny side up, or even scrambled if you prefer.
  • Smoked salmon.
  • Olive oil.
  • Salt.
  • Pepper.
  • Grape tomatoes. Or another tomato variety, chopped into bite-sized pieces.
  • Cream cheese.
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning.
  • Scallions. Optional, but recommended as they add a lot of flavor and nice little crunch.
All ingredients needed for smoked salmon breakfast bowl including scallions, potatoes, eggs, salt, olive oil, pepper, grape tomatoes, cream cheese, smoked salmon, everything but the bagel seasoning, and yellow onion.

Additional topping ideas and/or swaps:

  • Greens of choice like spinach, arugula, etc. You can wilt them in the pan after the eggs or keep them fresh.
  • Mushrooms. You can pan-fry them with your potatoes and onions or after your eggs for a topping.
  • Black beans or chickpeas. Warmed, toasted, or raw.
  • Avocado. Sliced or mashed.
  • Breakfast meat or an alternative like these Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties.

Salmon Breakfast Tips and Tricks


How to Pan-Fry Potatoes and Onions for the Base of Your Breakfast Bowl

Start by making your crispy potato and onion base. Dice the potatoes and onions into small pieces. The smaller you cut the potatoes, the crispier they’ll get and the quicker they’ll cook.

Get the olive oil hot in the pan over high heat for about 2 minutes. Then, add the potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.

Continue to pan-fry over high heat, tossing occasionally for about 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Then, slide the potatoes off the pan and into two bowls.

Diced potato and onion on a chopping board.
Start by dicing your potatoes and peeling and dicing the onion.
Adding salt and pepper to pan with olive oil, potatoes, and onions.
Get the oil hot in your pan with potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper.
Diced potatoes and onions in a frying pan with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Fry over medium heat, tossing occasionally.
Crispy pan-fried onions and potatoes in a frying pan.
Taste to make sure the potatoes are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Make Your Eggs for Your Breakfast Bowl

Use the same frying pan over medium heat to fry your eggs. There should be some residual oil in there but add a little more if need be. I love frying my eggs over easy for this breakfast bowl!

Alternatively, you can fry the eggs over hard, over medium, or sunny side up. You can also scramble the eggs if you prefer.

Once your eggs are ready, add one to each bowl right over the potatoes.

Two eggs frying in a pan for a breakfast bowl with potatoes.
Fry or scramble your eggs to your liking and add to the potato and onion base.

How to Assemble Your Salmon Breakfast

Now that your potato base and eggs are ready, all that’s left to do is assemble your smoked salmon breakfast!

Add the smoked salmon, cherry tomatoes (I like to slice them in half lengthwise), and dollop of cream cheese. I like to use room temperature cream cheese or even zap it in the microwave for 20 seconds to take the chill off.

Top your salmon breakfast with the everything but the bagel seasoning and some diced green onion (optional). Make it your own by swapping out or adding on a variety of toppings.

Overhead image of smoked salmon breakfast bowl with a fork and knife.
Add the smoked salmon, tomatoes, cream cheese, everything but the bagel seasoning, and green onion.

How to Properly Store and Reheat Leftovers

You may have some leftover potatoes and onions, which can be stored for 5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be reheated in a frying pan or in the oven at 350°F for about 8-10 minutes.

If you do have leftovers of your toppings as well, you can save everything together in a sealed container for 5 days in the fridge. When you’re ready to reheat, set the toppings aside, reheat the potatoes, then reassemble your breakfast bowl over the hot potato base.

Green tip: Of the billions of tons of food wasted annually, 50% of food waste happens at home. Reduce your contribution to food waste by properly storing and consuming leftovers.

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Why You’ll Love this Salmon Breakfast


  • It’s hearty! The crispy potato base fills you up, and the energizing eggs and smoked salmon combined with the fresh tomatoes will help get your day started on the right foot.
  • The smoked salmon brings tons of flavor to this breakfast bowl, all complemented by the other delicious toppings.

If you’re loving this Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl and want more smoked salmon, check out this Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict and Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta.

Smoked salmon breakfast bowl with tomatoes and a fried egg.

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl with Crispy Potatoes

5 from 3 votes
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This hearty and delicious smoked salmon breakfast bowl is packed with flavor and texture complete with crispy pan-fried potatoes and onions, egg, cream cheese, tomatoes, and everything but the bagel seasoning.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Assembly Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 breakfast bowls

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 12 ounces potatoes (honey gold or new potatoes preferred)
  • ½ medium yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon
  • 5 ounces grape tomatoes
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon everything but the bagel seasoning
  • 2 stems scallions (aka green onion, optional)

Instructions
 

  • Use a sharp knife to dice the potatoes, and peel and dice the half an onion. Get the olive oil hot in the pan over high heat for about 2 minutes.
    Onions and potatoes diced and ready for pan-frying.
  • Add the diced potatoes and onions to the hot oil. Add the salt and pepper and toss. Cook over high heat, tossing occasionally until the inside of the potatoes are tender and the outside is crispy.
    Potatoes and onions frying in a pan over high heat.
  • Add the pan-fried potatoes and onions to two bowls and put the pan back over heat. If the pan needs a little more oil, add it now.
    Two bowls with crispy potatoes and onions.
  • Fry (or scramble!) your eggs to your preferred temperature* and add to the bowl with your potatoes.
    Two eggs frying in a pan until over easy.
  • Complete your breakfast bowls with smoked salmon, halved grape tomatoes, a dollop of cream cheese, and everything but the bagel seasoning. Option to garnish with green onions.
    Smoked salmon breakfast bowl with tomatoes and a fried egg.

Pro Tips

  • *For over easy eggs, allow the egg to fry until the white is opaque. Then, remove your pan from the heat, flip the egg, and allow the residual heat on the pan to cook the second side of the egg for about 1 minute. 
  • *For over medium eggs, use the same technique, but this time, do not remove your pan from the heat. Once you flip the egg, allow the egg to cook on the second side over medium-low heat for about 1 minute.
  • *For over hard eggs, cook until the yolk is completely solid. More details in this over hard eggs recipe.  
  • For more breakfast options, check out these Savory Breakfast Recipes. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Breakfast, Breakfast Bowl, Crispy Potatoes, Fried Eggs, Potatoes and Onions, Smoked Salmon
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