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Chanterelle and Spinach Omelette

Posted By Alina On September 2, 2009 @ 12:27 In Beyond Eastern Europe, Main Course | 12 Comments

This is just a quick and simple omelette we made the other night with leftover chanterelles. Actually we’ve been frying and freezing a lot of chanterelles to be able to make some soups [1] or those lovely Chanterelle Turnovers [2] after the season is over. I guess I’ve already mentioned that these mushrooms are one of my favourite ingredients – I’m sure I could stay on a chanterelle diet for weeks and weeks! Another ingredient I love is lemon and lemon zest. But a lemon zest diet would be more challenging, I suppose.

You might notice that we didn’t add any spice to this omelette. In fact, I don’t support the overuse of spice at all. Yes I love the warm and mild flavour of vanilla in sweet pastry, or the exotic flavour of curry in sautéed vegetables, or those balsamic, piny notes of fresh rosemary that are so perfect for roasted salmon. But, eggs should taste like eggs and spinach should taste like spinach, to my mind. That’s why this omelette does not contain any spice.


4 eggs
2 tbsp fine wheat flour
1/3 cup water
2/3 cup fresh spinach, chopped
½ cup fried chanterelles
Vegetable oil
Walnut oil

Serves 2

Mix the flour and water, stir until well-blended (no lumps).

Stir in the eggs and salt, stir well and beat slightly with a fork.

Add the spinach and stir.

In a medium-sized skillet, heat 3 to 4 tbsp vegetable oil (might be olive oil or a blend you prefer) and pour the omelette into the skillet. Wait for a couple of minutes and scatter the chanterelles all over the omelette. Close the lid and cook over a medium heat until the bottom side is cooked and golden. Turn over the omelette, add more oil if necessary, and cook for some minutes more until the side with chanterelles becomes golden as well. Serve the omelette with the chanterelle-side up, sprinkled with walnut oil and accompanied by fresh rocket.

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[1] soups: http://www.russianseason.net/index.php/2009/07/quick-chanterelle-soup/

[2] Chanterelle Turnovers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/russianseason/3837866582/

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