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Cheese and Mushroom Omelet

Mon, May 18th, 2020

Cheese and Mushroom Omelet

According to legend, when Napoleon and his army were traveling through the south of France, they decided to rest for the night near the town of Bessieres. Napoleon feasted on an omelet prepared by a local innkeeper which was such a culinary delight that he ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and to prepare a huge omelet for his army the next day.

To this day, an omelet is a delicious breakfast option. You can add pretty much anything you want into the omelet and it is great choice if you're looking to walk away from the meal nice and full!

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons warm Sauteed Mushrooms, recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons diced triple or double creme cheese, such as St. Andre, Brillat-Savarin or Fromager d'Affinois
  • Pinch of chopped fresh thyme or other herb, optional

Sauteed Mushrooms:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound mushrooms (any assortment), sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Crack the eggs into a small bowl, and use a fork to beat them with the salt and pepper.
  2. Heat an 8-inch omelet pan or shallow skillet (preferably nonstick) over medium-high heat. Add the butter, let it melt and swirl the pan so it coats the bottom evenly. Pour the eggs into the pan and quickly shake and swirl so the eggs completely cover the bottom. Let the eggs firm up on the bottom, about 30 seconds, then use a rubber spatula to lift the edges of the omelet up so any uncooked egg on the top runs underneath.
  3. Sprinkle half of the eggs with the sauteed mushrooms and cheese and let it cook for another 30 seconds; the top should be moist but not quite runny (unless you like it runny). Flip the uncooked side of the eggs over the filling, and slide it onto a plate. Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.
  4. Heat a very large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil, then the mushrooms and garlic, season with salt and pepper and saute until the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms have turned nicely browned, about 10 minutes. Taste, adjust seasonings and serve hot.

Sauteed Mushrooms: Yield: 2 cups

*Cook’s Note

Cook the mushrooms in a big pan, so they get nicely browned instead of steaming. Use any mix of mushrooms that appeals, from cremini to oyster to shiitake. They are great on crostini, wrapped in crepes, served over steaks or chicken, and of course in an omelet.

Source: Food Network