Okay, we know what you’re thinking, a croissant may not be the healthiest brunch option, but come the weekend, who isn’t in the mood for something a little more exciting than smashed avo on toast (as much as we love that, too).
You’ll get a hit of protein thanks to both the eggs and the trout, and better yet, trout is an anti-inflammatory, low-mercury oily fish which boasts high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and iodine.
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Because, balance. Right?
Recipe: Egg & Smoked Trout Croissants
Makes 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 5 mins
Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 4 eggs 4 large croissants ½ cup crème fraiche 1 tablespoon chopped chives, plus extra to serve ½ lemon, grated zest and 2 tsp of juice 1 cup watercress 100g smoked ocean trout slices Lemon wedges, to serve Method 1. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan on medium high. Crack eggs one at a time into hot pan. Cook for 2 minutes, until whites set and are crispy around the edges. 2. Split croissants in half and place cut-side up on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Cook under grill for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until toasted and golden. 3. In a small bowl, combine crème fraiche, chives, lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. 4. Spread bases with crème fraiche mixture. Top with watercress, folds of trout slices and then a fried egg. Scatter with extra chives and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges and any extra crème fraiche mixture. Recipe courtesy of Australian Eggs.
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