french omelette

Categories
2bl
Yield
1 servings
MeasureIngredient
  A good French omelette should take less; so the first step
  ; than a minute to cook
  Is to assemble the filling; (see following) and
  ; warm the plates.
  ; Allow 2 to 3 eggs
  Per person; break them into a
  ; bowl then add 1
  ; teaspoon cold water
  ; and a tiny
1 pinch Salt. Beat eggs with a fork just enough
  ; to blend yolks and whites and for the
  Eggs to run freely.

Heat 1 teaspoon butter in a small omelette pan. When sizzling and just on the point of turning brown, pour in egg mixture and shake backwards and forwards over a high heat. At the same time stir with the flat of a fork.

Lift the edges occasionally to allow the uncooked mixture to run into the spaces.

Spoon the filling onto the omelette while the eggs are still creamy then, with a spatula, fold omelette over and loosen underneath to make sure it doesn't stick to the pan. Turn out onto a heated plate. Serve immediately.

The Omelette Pan - It is best to use a small pan so the omelette is not too thin. My favourite is a small French pancake pan which measures 15cm across the base with sides sloping out to 20cm in diameter across the top. This size is perfect for a 2 or 3 egg omelette.

Fillings:

CHEESE and CHIVES: Scatter over grated cheese and sprinkle with chopped chives.

MUSHROOM: Saute sliced mushrooms for a few minutes in butter.

BACON AND TOMATO: Cook 2 chopped bacon rashers in a saucepan until fat sizzles, then drain away any excess fat. Add 2 or 3 chopped ripe tomatoes, 2 to 3 tablespoons water and a good pinch of dried thyme. Simmer for about five minutes then season with salt and pepper to taste. While eggs are still creamy, spoon some of this mixture over omelette then sprinkle with some grated cheese and chopped parsley or chives. Turn over and serve, drizzled with some of the tomato juice from the pan. Sufficient for 2 or 3 omelettes.

CHICKEN AND CHEESE: Chopped cooked chicken, grated tasty cheese and a generous quantity of chopped chives is a delicious omelette filling.

POTATO, BACON AND ONION: Fry chopped bacon until it sizzles, then add sliced onion, cook until limp then add some sliced or diced cooked potato and some chopped fresh sage and fry until golden.

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Per serving: 0 Calories (kcal); 0g Total Fat; (0% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 0mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

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