Mushroom Omelet With Chives

Mushrooms are the most versatile of ingredients, with a meaty texture and a rich, deep flavor ideal for vegetarian dishes. When raw, they’re elegant and delicious; when cooked, they become substantial. They are as welcome in a classic French omelet as they are in an Asian stir-fry.

Mushrooms also are a nutritional bargain. Two ounces of sliced white mushrooms (about a cup) contain only 15 calories, and they are among the best dietary sources of B vitamins. Best of all, there are just so many mushroom dishes to try.

This savory omelet is great for breakfast, dinner or for brunch. If I’m making it for two, I make one large omelet in a 10-inch pan. It’s just as easy as making two individual omelets, and both servings are ready at the same time.

Mushroom Omelet with Chives
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Mushroom Omelet with Chives

Mushroom Omelet With Chives

  • Author: Lindsey Bell
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Eggs
  • Diet: Kosher

Description

This savory omelet is great for beakfast, dinner or for brunch.


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ¼ pound white or cremini mushrooms, rinsed briefly and wiped dry
  • Salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves (to taste), minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 2 teaspoons low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons grated Gruyère cheese

Instructions

  1. Trim off the ends of the mushrooms, and cut into thick slices. Heat a large, heavy frying pan over medium-high heat, and add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the shallot, and cook, stirring, until it begins to soften, two or three minutes. Add the mushrooms, and cook, stirring or tossing in the pan, for a few minutes, until they begin to soften and sweat. Add salt to taste and the garlic, and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms are tender, about five minutes. Stir in the parsley, season to taste with salt and pepper, and remove from the heat.
  2. If making individual omelets: Heat an 8-inch nonstick omelet pan over medium-high heat. Break 2 eggs into a bowl, and beat with a fork or a whisk until frothy. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, and 2 teaspoons milk. Whisk in half the chives. Add 2 teaspoons of the olive oil to the pan. When the pan feels hot as you hold your hand above it, pour in the eggs, scraping every last bit into the pan. Tilt the pan to distribute the eggs evenly over the surface. Tilt it slightly again, and gently shake with one hand while lifting up the edges of the omelet with the spatula in your other hand so as to let the eggs run underneath during the first few minutes of cooking. Spread half the mushrooms down the middle of the eggs. Top with half the cheese. As soon as the eggs are set on the bottom (the top will still be runny), jerk the pan quickly away from you then back towards you so that the omelet folds over on itself. Shake in the pan for another minute if you don’t like the omelet soft on the inside; for a moist omelet, tilt the pan at once and roll out onto a plate. Keep warm in a low oven while you repeat with the remaining eggs and herbs, and serve.
  3. If making 1 large omelet, heat a 10-inch nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Beat all 4 eggs in a bowl with the milk, salt and pepper, and the chives. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in the pan, and follow the instructions for the 2-egg omelet, pouring all of the eggs into the pan. The eggs will take longer to set, and you may want to flip the omelet in the pan again after it’s rolled, if the middle seems too runny. Roll the finished omelet onto a platter, or cut in half in the pan, and serve.
  4. Add 2 teaspoons of the olive oil to the pan. When the pan feels hot as you hold your hand above it, pour in the eggs, scraping every last bit into the pan. Tilt the pan to distribute the eggs evenly over the surface. Tilt it slightly again, and gently shake with one hand while lifting up the edges of the omelet with the spatula in your other hand so as to let the eggs run underneath during the first few minutes of cooking.
  5. Spread half the mushrooms down the middle of the eggs. Top with half the cheese. As soon as the eggs are set on the bottom (the top will still be runny), jerk the pan quickly away from you then back towards you so that the omelet folds over on itself. Shake in the pan for another minute if you don’t like the omelet soft on the inside; for a moist omelet, tilt the pan at once and roll out onto a plate. Keep warm in a low oven while you repeat with the remaining eggs and herbs, and serve.

Notes

Advance preparation: You can make the mushroom filling (step 1) several hours ahead. It will keep for a day or two in the refrigerator. Reheat before making the omelets.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 388 calories
  • Sugar: 4 grams
  • Sodium: 509 miligrams
  • Fat: 31 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 9 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 18 grams

Keywords: Egg, Mushroom, Breakfast, Easy, Quick, Main Course, Side Dish, Gluten Free, Halal, Healthy, Kosher, Low Sugar, Nut Free,

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