Cheat’s Omelette by: Arnold Bennett (presented by Rachel Kenny-Green)
I think that eggs and smoked fish cooked together is the ultimate comfort food combination. It’s my emergency recipe for those moments when all hell has broken loose and you realise you’ve left tea time a bit late and the children are either going to fall asleep or start hitting each other. It’s ridiculously quick to cook but feels like a tea time treat.
Cheat’s OmelettePrint Recipe
- enough milk to cover the fish
- black pepper
- around 50g [1/2 cup] of grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 or 3 fillets of Smoked fish (I used haddock)
- a handful Parsley chopped
- bay leaf
- chives (optional)
- 6 eggs
- juice of half a lemon
- zest of half a lemon
- 300g [1 and 1/4 cups] half fat creme fraiche (but full fat would be perfect!)
- knob of butter
check the fish for bones then put them in a pan with a bay leaf and cover with milk. Bring to the boil then take the pan off the heat and cover until the fish is cooked.
in a bowl mix the creme fraiche with the grated parmesan, parsley, lemon juice and zest
whisk the eggs in a separate bowl with a few grinds of black pepper
heat a frying pan and add a knob of butter.
pour the eggs into the pan and gently pull them from the sides of the pan til the bottom is cooked but the top is still silky. Take it off the heat.
drain the milk and flake the smoked fish over the top.
spoon over the creme fraiche mixture and pop under the grill until it puffs up and goes golden on top.
before serving sprinkle with chopped chives and serve with crusty bread, salad or green beans. (This recipe would be rather nice with a handful of spinach thrown on top of the omelette at the same time as the fish.)
A huge thank you to Rachel for her delicious recipes and gorgeous pictures! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your recipes with us. What a very lucky family you have that gets to eat so well every week!
We have been very busy here in California sitting by the pool and gorging ourselves on rich foods. My jeans no longer button up comfortably, so I will be on a bit of a health kick when we return to London! Any recipes appreciated!