- 3 eggs per person
- Separate egg yolks. Beat (adding a pinch of salt) whites until firm peaks
- Beat 3 egg yolks (per person). Melt some butter in a pan on high heat (be sure not to brown the butter)
- When sizzling, pour the yolks and stir. Add S&P.
- When the yolks start to coagulate, add 1 TBS Crème Fraîche and 2 TBS of the beaten hites in the middle of the pan
- Lower the heat. Add S&P and fold in the edges gently
- Cook for 2 mn and slide it on the plate.
May 30, 2008
The Famous Omelet from La Mère Poulard
In a previous post, I mentioned a book, The Dishes of France, by Jean-Louis André (publisher Universe). While reading the chapter about Normandy region (by the way, my home region where dairy products - cream, cheese, milk, butter... - compete with apples - Calvados liquor, pies, ...), I dropped on the recipe of the famous Mère Poulard omelet. Mère Poulard, owner of L'Hôtel de Madame Poulard, opened in Mont-St-Michel in 1888, became a renowed cook for that recipe.
At The French Consulate, there are only two dishes I am confident to cook for the kids : Tomato & Mozzarella and Omelet. So, I thought I should try that recipe for a change... Always try to keep myself motivated and willing to learn and to experience (as I mentioned in one of my previous post...).
So, here is the recipe (I am not very sure that the genuine one as I found different alternatives while browsing on the web...) :
Off the recipe... I noticed that 2 mn of low heating prevent the beaten whites from being warm. So, I recommend to reserve the dish for a couple of minutes in a warm oven
I tasted the omelet I cooked for the kid (apparently, they weren't amazed by my new recipe but that shouldn't depress me as they are far from being gourmets...).
I enjoyed the difference of textures between the thick cooked layer of yolks and the light aerated warmed beaten whites. I also noticed that the omelet seemed less vicious in mouth than the usual recipe which sometimes makes me sick...So I will definitively try this one again even if that wouldn't make me travel from New York to Mont-St-Michel on its own! Though, this amazing medieval city island really worthes a visit...