Adapted from a recipe, from 'Australian Men's Health' magazine that I found online in October 2008. Add your choice of herbs. Lately I've been using grindings of a fabulous rosemary and sage blend in a grinder.
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter, preferably unsalted
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 eggs
- 40 g goat cheese
- 1 pinch rosemary (optional)
- 1 pinch sage (optional)
- 1 pinch oregano (optional)
- 1 pinch marjoram (optional)
- 1 pinch thyme (optional)
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- rocket or baby spinach leaves or salad greens, 2 handfuls
- 1⁄2 tablespoon olive oil (or 1/4 tablespoon olive oil and 1/4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice)
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- Melt the butter in a (preferably non-stick) pan and sauté the onion and garlic until they have softened and just lightly browned; add the sugar and continue cooking until the consistency of the contents of the pan is sticky like a jam; remove from the pan. If you want to use the same pan, rinse or wash it as necessary and wipe it clean with kitchen towelling.
- Whisk the eggs lightly and pour into a (preferably non-stick) pan; when the base of the omelette is beginning to set, add the cheese, onions and garlic, your choice of herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook the top of the omelette under a grill; slide the omelette onto the serving plates and serve immediately with your choice of salad greens drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with lemon zest.
This was very different for me, compared to the omelettes I normally eat. But after a couple of bites, it grew on me. I followed the directions as written but had to sub regular onion for the red and left out the rosemary, but used all other optional ingredients for the omelette. I used some fleur de sel for the salt to really make it a French omelette. And since I was having this for breakfast, I didn't us the salad greens. Next time I would completely leave out the sugar, as the caramelised onions are sweet enough. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for ZWT 5.
Made the omelette as a special treat since it was hubby's day off and we could linger over breakfast. I used 3 fresh herbs - rosemary, marjoram, and thyme - and did use the salad greens-forgot the lemon zest even though I had it at the ready. Made for the Bodacious Brickhouse Babes, ZWT5.
Served this omelette for brunch today. Liked the tangy goat cheese with the caramelised onion, served it on top of the spinach. Used Thyme. Everything went well together, very flavorful. Made for ZWT 5, Omelette Challenge, Sultans of Spice