Scrambled Eggs with Shrimp

Rührei mit Krabben
This is a quick and easy shrimp recipe, and makes a great brunch dish. It tastes best with a thick slice of fresh, wholesome bread.
Region Schleswig-Holstein
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb very small to miniature unshelled raw shrimp or 1/2 lb. cooked, shelled, and deveined shrimp
  • 8 eggs
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter plus additional butter for spreading
  • 1 tablespoon snipped chives
  • 4 slices bread

Instructions

  • If using raw shrimp, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop the shrimp in into the water, reduce the heat, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until pink. Drain, shell, devein the shrimp, set aside.
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl, add salt and pepper, and beat lightly with a fork. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over low heat. Increase the heat just a notch and slowly pour in the eggs. As soon as they begin to thicken, stir with a wooden spoon or a spatula. Remove from the heat and add the chives.
  • Spread butter on the bread. Divide the shrimp and eggs into 4 equal portions and heap the eggs on one half of each slice of bread and the shrimp on the other half. Serve at once.
Nadia Hassani, Spoonfuls of Germany

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