Sunday, March 1, 2009

Country French Omelet

So I've been making omelets for years by mixing up some eggs with whatever veggies and cheese I had on hand. This was a sufficiently good breakfast for me so I was only semi-excited to try the Barefoot Contessa's version of an omelet because what else can you do to an omelet? Holy cow! This was sooooo good! It tastes like one of those uppity omelets you'd eat at a fancy restaurant. I seriously want to eat this every morning for breakfast. It was fairly time consuming, it took about 30 minutes, which is way longer than I usually put into making a breakfast, but well worth it!

  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup diced, unpeeled Yukon Gold potatoes (I used red potatoes)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 extra-large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives (I used basil because it was the only fresh herb on hand)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add the bacon to a 10-inch skillet and for 3-5 minutes over medium-high heat, until the bacon is browned but not crisp. Take the bacon out of the pan and set aside on a plate.

Place the potatoes in the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Continue to cook over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, or until very tender and browned. Remove to the same plate with the bacon.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together with a fork. After the potatoes are removed, pour the fat out of the pan and discard. Add the butter, lower the heat to low, and pour the eggs into the hot pan. Sprinkle the bacon, potatoes, and chives evenly over the top and place the pan in the oven for about 8 minutes, just until the eggs are set. Slide onto a plate, divide in half, serve hot.

1 comment:

kristen said...

She's so snooty on her tv show, but somehow I still love her..she always makes the best food!

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