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Breakfast, as was shared in episode #3, is one of my favorite meals of the day, and it becomes even sweeter when a French dish is a part of the meal.
The classic French omlette is simple and asks only to be seasoned with the traditional French fine herbs (which are discussed in this episode as well). With only four ingredients (eggs, butter, fine French herbs and a bit of salt and pepper to bring forth the fullest flavor), a French omelette can be enjoyed any day of the week.
Enjoy this week’s episode and discover how in fewer than 15 minutes you too can have a taste of France to start your day. As well, I share a few images and videos from my excursions in Paris this summer especially two wonderful kitchen shops in Montmartre. Be sure to have a look.
Links from the Episode:
- How to Make a Proper Cup (or teapot) of tea: View the pilot episode of The SImply Luxurious Kitchen
- Discover the 34 must-Have Items to Stock Your épicerie (pantry) with to ensure you can prepare any meal no matter what the season.
- Visit the two Paris Kitchen Supplies shops:
- Shop TSLL Kitchen Store to find the items used in this episode and many more (below are the items from this episode)
- View TSLL’s Paris Travel Guide
During the summer of 2019, I had the opportunity to demo how to make a French Omelette on Portland’s Afternoon Live program. This time, I decided to share how to enjoy this same recipe for lunch or dinner, instead of breakfast.
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- 2 large or extra large eggs fresh
- coarse sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tbsp chives - finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp tarragon - finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp flat-leaf parsley
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter the best quality you can afford - a high butterfat count
- Place a castiron or non-skillet skillet on the stove at low-medium heat (3 out of 10).
- While the pan is heating up, whisk the eggs in a liquid measuring cup. Whisk until they are a solid yellow color and a steady stream of yellow runs from the whisk when held above the measuring cup.
- Chop the fine French herbs of your choice (chives, tarragon, parsely, chervil). Set aside.
- Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter into the warm skillet. Let it melt, but not brown.
- Pour the whisked eggs into the skillet (10" skillet). Add salt and pepper. With a spatula, gently move the egg around to create a circular shape. Keep gently stirring (do not reach the skillet bottom, but lightly, on the top of the egg, move the uncooked egg around.
- Add a smidge more of salt and pepper to the egg.
- Stirring gently, test the edges of the omelette to see if they are capable of being lifted easily from the pan.
- When most of the omelette is cooked (try not to brown the omelette), but a small bit of the egg is uncooked, begin to gently roll the egg on top of itself (about 1 1/2" - 2 inches at a time. Roll until all of the open-faced part of the omelette is rolled up.
- Rub the remaining butter on top of the omelette to add a subtle shine and enable the herbs to adhere to the omelette.
- Gently move the omelette to a plate, sprinkle with the herbs and serve with a croissant, freshly squeezed orange juice and/or tea.