It’s time to break out your Inner 90’s Kid with this one. Let’s go back to a simpler time: a time when Saturday morning cartoons was your first true religion. For a lot of us, Dexter’s Laboratory easily made the Top 10 Best Cartoons. If you disagree, you’re lying. But what is ‘Omelette du Fromage’ actually about? One episode, Dexter decided to learn French by playing a language tape as he slept. One problem: The tape got stuck on repeat! Poor guy, the only thing he heard that night was ‘Omelette du Fromage’. Thus one of your favorite childhood memes began:
Incidentally, ‘Omelette du Fromage’ isn’t actually a thing. The correct saying is actually ‘Omelette AU Fromage’. In any case, with all this talk of breakfast floating about, who wants a strange French cheese omelette? That’s what I thought. Let’s go.
Gamers, grab your mats:
- small wedge of Tomme de Savoie cheese, you’ll need ~1 tablespoon of cheese per omelette
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon chive or green onion- whatever’s available, really. I used two green onions: one for the omelette, one for the garnish
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
NOTE: Recipe is for one omelette. Be nice, make a batch to share.
Wash and chop up about 1 tablespoon’s worth of chives or green onion. For me, this was 1 green onion, plus 1 extra. Why? Because I like greenery, dammit.
So, this cheese. This cheese… First off, don’t smell it. It smells like moldy wet rocks. Cut the disgusting rind off, I’m pretty sure that’s inedible.
I gave it a chance. It’s awful. It tastes like ass. I’m sorry, I’m supposed to give a proper review on this terrible French cheese, aren’t I?
Raw Tomme de Savoie cheese tastes like putrid bovine undercarriage with a sour aftertaste. It is creamy and sticks to your tastebuds and oh gods make it stop I can’t get the taste off my tongue.
I’m afraid I won’t be going to any fancy cheese tastings, ever. Take me to a wine tasting. I can do wine. Anyway. Grate that shit.
Spend 20 minutes debating whether to trash terrible cheese and make a fucking pepperjack omelette.
Decide other wonderful ingredients also taste like ass in raw form and give the cheese a chance. Toss a small hunk of butter in a nonstick pan (6-8″ would be ideal) with a bit of olive oil and crank the burner to medium heat.
Crack 3 eggs into a bowl and do a quick whisk-through. Not too much at this point, trust me.
Add terrible cheese and onion to eggs.
Once the butter has melted, tip and turn the skillet to allow the butter/oil mixture to coat the entire inside of the pan. All over the bottom, all up the sides, everything. Add egg mixture to skillet once the butter is sizzling.
So, this is weird compared to my usual omelette. Still have that whisk? Or at least a fork because you were too lazy to find a whisk (I know who you are). French omelettes are apparently smooth. To achieve this, sort of agitate the eggs in a uniform motion with your whisk or fork in the skillet, right on the burner. Keep this up until the egg is pale and smooth, and you’re starting to see the skillet when you whisk. Stop whisking and turn the heat down by half.
At this point, go ahead and add your salt and pepper, however much suits your taste.
Leave omelette undisturbed until the top is barely set. Run a spatula around the edges and prepare to fold.
And we’re doing sort of a tri-fold thing, which I normally don’t do. Here goes nothing…
Well, that wasn’t so bad, I guess. Garnish that beautiful pile of eggs with some extra chive or onion.
Gorgeous. Time for that money shot:
So I’ve been talking shit about this terrible French cheese the whole time. How does the omelette actually taste? Well, pretty damn good, actually. I’m fairly happy I stuck this one out to the finish. This is the omelette Dexter was talking about! And it all comes together fairly quick and easy, too. I can be happy with this. A refined geek chic breakfast? Sounds good to me.
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Coming Up Next: Portal Slushies! Why is it not cake? Because suck it up and wait 7 weeks until my birthday, that’s why.
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