What is there to say about this mushroom and cheese french omelette?
What anecdote or clever quip can I use to describe it? How shall I sing its praises?
Should I discuss how the combination of sweet Marsala wine and lemony thyme are soaked up by meaty mushrooms? Should I elaborate about how much I love those sweet, delicious mushrooms paired with the salty tang of goat cheese?
Perhaps I should applaud the invention of the French omelette? Only the French could find a way to make the humble egg so buttery, soft and fluffy.
I’m no poet.
I’m a bit limited in my abilities to fully convey how beloved this dish is in my household. When I’m feeling up for such fine cuisine in the morning, I make this omelette for my husband and I.
For a light lunch, I throw it together with a side salad and a bit of baguette. For a meatless meal, I make these tasty concoctions for dinner along with oven chips and a tomato salad. It’s perfect for any time of day and surprisingly enough, we never get sick of them.
This might not be “sublime”, but a well-made omelette is just about as good a thing as you create in a quarter of an hour or less. What’s more, it’s a skill any serious cook should have – after all, if you can make a meal from two eggs and some fridge scraps then you are never going to go unsatisfied.
A fluffy and buttery French omelette made with mushrooms cooked in Marsala wine and sprinkled with tangy goat’s cheese. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. #mushrooms #omelette #cheese #breakfast #lunch #dinner
2–3 shallots or 1 small red onion (diced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2–3 sprigs of fresh thyme
200 g Grey Oyster Mushrooms or whichever mushroom you prefer
2 tbsp olive oil
3 oz/ 90 ml Marsala wine
1–2 splashes of milk
3–4 tbsp butter
3–4 oz of Goat cheese (chevre)
sea salt and pepper
- Over medium heat, add 2 tbsp olive to a saute pan.
- When the oil is hot, add diced onion/shallot, minced garlic and thyme.
- Carefully clean mushrooms using a damp cloth or brush. Try not to wash them underwater as mushrooms retain the moisture making it difficult for them to brown properly.
- Once shallots/onions are transparent, add mushrooms and toss to combine.
- Cook until mushrooms have browned.
- Turn heat to high and add Marsala wine.
- Cook until mushrooms have taken on the flavor and color of the wine and moist of the liquid has cooked off.
- Season with salt and pepper, remove from saute pan to a plate or bowl and set aside.
- Over medium/medium-high heat, add 2 tbsp of butter to a saute pan.
- Cook until butter stops sizzling and becomes clarified.
- In a small bowl, beat together 2 eggs with a splash of milk and a pinch of salt.
- Add beaten egg mixture to pan. Shake the pan back and forth while swirling mixture in pan. When the mixture becomes thick and starting to stick to the pan, stop shaking/swirling.
- Turn heat to low. Add half of the mushroom mix straight down the middle then top with a sprinkling of goat cheese.
- Cover omelette and let cook until egg mixture no longer runny.
- Fold up sides of omelette.
- Carefully transfer to a plate, serve with a side salad and frites. Enjoy
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Sautéing
- Cuisine: French
Keywords: French Omelette, mushroom, cheese, breakfast, lunch, dinner
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