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Thursday, February 12, 2009

No Leftovers.

“If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.” Anthony Eden

Omelets are of French origin ~ naturally ~ & date back to the 14th century. They are a great way to use up an excess of eggs, a filling alternative to a meat meal [especially if you add a salad] or even as desert.

Our favourite omelet recipe is actually a sweet omelet & it is so scrumptious & filling that we use it as a main meal, sometimes when we have time for a prolonged breakfast & very occasionally as an evening meal.

Last night Dearest wasn't feeling up to anything much except fruit, Liddy was working late & left to our own devices neither Ditz nor I are big meat eaters so I suggested we make sweet omelets for dinner. The idea was greeted with rapture by both girls.

The filling is basically a fruit salad of whatever is in season or fruit that you like diced up. I do the fruit first as each omelet must be made individually.

For each omelet separate 3 eggs. Beat the whites till they are nice & stiff & set aside. In a separate bowl add 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2 of plain flour & 1 of cream to the yolks & beat until smooth. Fold in the whites & pour into a hot skillet.

This omelet does fluff up quite considerably & like pancakes I wait till the surface is bubbling before I try & flip it over. When it is golden brown on both sides slide it onto a plate. Add the fruit along one side with a sprinkling of icing [powdered?] sugar & some cream & fold it over.

No~one here can eat more than one of these at a time & of course if you want a healthier meal just omit the sugar & cream. There are no leftovers either so if you want a taste, I'm sorry but you'll have to make your own.


Mrs. C said...

That is fantastically lovely, Ganeida!!

A. said...

I often use eggs and leftover greens or beans to make a scramble, but I never thought of using fruit! What a good idea.

MamaOlive said...

Sounds lovely. (Yes, we call icing sugar powdered or confectioner's sugar)
It still seems very strange to me that restaurants offer omelets with salad and chips. In America, even if you are having it for dinner, omelet or egg is strictly a breakfast food and is served with toast or pancakes and hashbrowns. I also think it is funny that cheese is optional. Umm, without cheese it's just scrambled eggs. :-) (Unless one was doing something like the fruity omelet mentioned above, which I'd never heard of before.)

Ganeida said...

MamaO, do you not do herby omelets? My mum always does savoury omelets & not always with cheese but with options of mushrooms, ham, capsicum, shallots, herbs ~ plenty of flavour without adding to the waistline. The sweet ones we like because we tend to like very tart fruits with it & the combination of flavours is mouthwatering.

Ashley Dumas said...

Hmmm... a fruity omelette I too had never heard of that approach. Sounds worth a try and yummy too! In brazil they put sugar on Avocados and all kinds of other things that I thought of as strictly a savory/salty type dish. Now I have to try the fruity sugary omelette.

Ash : )

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

I think they sound amazing!

My son isn't convinced, but my daughter thinks they sound wonderful. She loves fruit and would live on it, given half the chance.

Ganeida said...

Ash: Avacados we occasionaly, when we're feeling really decadent, eat smothered in brown sugar & sour cream. They are a most versatile fruit!