Have you ever wondered how chefs can flip an omelet so effortlessly and perfectly in a sauté pan? Well, I’m still wondering. However, my failed attempt at flipping did not hinder the final product which completely impressed me.
Last month, Ina Garten shared a recipe for a very simple two egg omelet, yet included ingredients that I don’t often think to use. Curious, I knew I had to give it a try and did last weekend.
The Fine Herbs Omelet incorporates goat cheese, a classic fresh herb combination and roasted red peppers and let me just say, I was in breakfast heaven savoring every bite along with freshly made scones topped with homemade jam and a hot cup of tea.
Since my flipping didn’t yield the best photogenic results, I had to borrow the image below, but trust me this is a recipe that will be an impressive breakfast-in-bed menu item or something to treat yourself to on a leisurely weekend morning.
-courtesy of Barefoot Contessa
½ tablespoon medium chopped fresh Italian parsley
½ tablespoon medium chopped fresh chervil
¾ tablespoon thin sliced fresh chives
½ teaspoon thin slice fresh tarragon
2 extra-large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
Pinch kosher Salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 ounces plain goat cheese
2 ounces roasted red peppers, julienned
1. Combine the parsley, chervil, chives and tarragon in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Break the eggs into a small bowl, and then add the milk, 2 tablespoons Fines Herb, salt and pepper and whisk with a fork.
Preheat an 8-inch non-stick sauté pan medium hot and swirl the olive oil in the pan. Pour in the egg mixture and swirl it in the pan. For a few seconds, gently stir the egg mixture with a heat resistant rubber spatula (as if you were going to make scrambled eggs) and then swirl the eggs in the pan to make a nice round appearance. Reduce the heat to avoid any color or scorching. Continue cooking for about 1 minute. The eggs will be set on the bottom, but slightly liquid on top.
3. Flip the omelet, and remove it from the heat. Crumble the goat cheese over the center of the omelet and top it off with the roasted peppers. Tri-fold the omelet and plate immediately.