e's rustic omelette

07 November 2013

On our first few dates, E was not so subtle about trying to get to my heart through my stomach. The first dish he ever made for me was salmon risotto, and during the following years he cooked delicious meals that made me very glad we had good food in common.

Last friday, E cooked one of the best things he's ever made - a simple, yet utterly delectable omelette. Omelettes are tricky things - it's all about timing. Even though the whole thing was pretty fast paced, I managed to catch a few snapshots of the chef in action.

First, he friend lardons to a golden crisp.





Emmental was grated, eggs whisked with chopped chives and a splash of double cream.





He melted a scary amount of butter on the pan (this is probably why he often bans me from the kitchen when he cooks...).




And then it was all go go go. He tipped in the eggs, sprinkled it with the cheese and lardons, added a handful of croutons, and slid it on the plate in a classic French omelette style.








Voila! Dinner was served.

Look at that cheese.





He based it on recipes from Michel Roux Sr. and from a restaurant in Avignon from a few decades ago which specialised in omelettes.

I have to say, he outdid himself with this! We enjoyed them with crisp white wine and it made for a lovely evening in.

We are having friends over for dinner this weekend, and E is cooking up a huge feast for it - to say that he's excited would be an understatement.

Maybe I'll get him a (manly) apron for Christmas...



19 comments:

  1. It is again on my 'to do' list:) (And to say u are a lucky woman would be just another understatement too;-))

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  2. Awwwh this is so cute - your hubby is definitely a keeper!
    I don't normally like omelettes but your post has changed my mind, maybe I'll try this recipe! Anything tastes good with melted cheese mmmm :D

    http://www.yummei.com

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    1. Omelettes can vary so much, you're bound to find one that you love! x

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  3. I can't even remember the last time I had an omelette, it looks delicious!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It makes me hungry looking at it again ;) x

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  5. I haven't made an omelette is years and I have no idea why! He's definitely a keeper and you're a very lucky lady! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. It's one of those things - so simple and easy to forget about! x

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  6. This looks so yummy! Whenever I try and make omelettes I just get scrambled eggs, haha.

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. Hahaha aha yep that's me too. X

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  7. UGH THIS COULD NOT LOOK BETTER. I am so obsessed with eggs and that looks beyond perfect. Can I come over for dinner? Haha.

    Marla @ A Weekend Crossing

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    1. i wish you could!! we would feed you well and good :) x

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  8. wow! looks delicious! a manly apron would be perfect :)

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    1. i will search for one definitely! x

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  9. Mhmm that looks great! Even tho I'm vegetarian :P
    Xx

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    1. if it can win the heart of a veggie we're onto something ;) x

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