Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fluffy Omelette


Dinner tonight was light, since we ate a late Sunday lunch with Per's sister, brother and his girlfriend who were visiting Titus on his one-month birthday. Delicious chicken cous-cous, but I forgot to take a photo - I have leftovers, so I'll try to snap a pic of those tomorrow. Anyway, dinner.

We had a fluffy omelette - fluffy, because the egg whites are beaten separately and then combined with the yolks. The whole thing is baked in the oven, which makes it puff up nicely. It's much like a frittata, by the way. And it goes without saying that you can add just about anything to this. We had cherry tomatoes and chèvre cheese, which was excellent.

Fluffy Omelette
(printable recipe)
Serves 2

4 eggs
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
100 g chèvre cheese, crumbled
1 tbsp parmesan, grated
black pepper
olive oil

Preheat the oven's grill to 250°C.

Separate the eggs into yolks and whites. Mix the yolks with the parmesan. Whisk the egg whites until nice and fluffy - not stiff like for meringue, but decidedly fluffy. Whisk the egg yolks, and then combine the two into one bowl.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the eggs. Fry for a minute, then top with the tomatoes and cheese. Place the whole thing in the oven and bake for five minutes, or until it looks golden and fluffy. Serve straight away.

Recipe in Swedish:
Fluffig omelett


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That's a great idea to beat the egg whites separately and then bake it. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

Jeanne said...

That looks delicious - my kind of quick dinner :)

Can't believe I haven't visited for this long - today is the first time I've even had a chance to see Titus' page!! (Many congrratulations to the proud parents btw!) My only excuse is that house buying and renovations are all-comsuming...

Kasie said...

That looks so tasty! I bet it would also be really good with caramelized onions and fresh basil. Thanks for sharing! I think I have a new brunch dish. :)

Lena said...

Hej Anne - Tack för tips på ny omelett. Min favorit just nu är Avokado och Feta ost.....mums!

Alima Bell said...

I love your blog and will be definitely trying some of your recipes. Mmmm love the omelette! That is a delicious and so colorful fluffy omelette. Love the whole garden in it, too! great tips. I just love you cooking. It easy to make all easy ingredients takes little time I just love it . Thanks for sharing the recipe.