Smoked Beef Omelet
Melt the 2 Tablespoons butter in a small skillet. Add red and green peppers and onion, and cook just till wilted, about 5 minutes; stir in beef and remove from heat.
- 2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 of a sweet red pepper - cut into thin strips
1/2 of a green pepper - cut into thin strips
1/4 cup thinly sliced sweet red onion
smoked pepper beef - cut into thin strips (2/3 cup)
4 eggs - at room temperature
1 Tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons clarified butter
2 Tablespoons shaded Cheddar cheese
2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil or parsley
Beat eggs, water and salt till well blended. Heat clarified butter in a 10-inch skillet or omelet pan over moderately high heat; pour in egg mixture and cook until set, lifting edges occasionally to allow uncooked portion to run underneath.
While omelet is still moist and soft on top, sprinkle with cheese and top with vegetable-beef mixture. Fold omelet and place on a serving platter. Garnish with basil or parsley. Makes 2 servings.
About This Recipe:
This classic omelet recipe is from an out-of-print 1980 mini-cookbook called Benson & Hedges presents Entertaining With Style: Recipes from Great American Restaurants. The book credits this dish to a famous restaurant (at the time) called The London Chop House in Detroit, MI where it was a popular entree for late-night and Sunday evening supper. It's suggested that this omelet be served with Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate, Espresso and Champagne Cassis.
The book offers this description of Detroit's London Chop House: "Owner Lester Gruber originally called his restaurant the Den of Forty Thieves, and it quickly became a meeting place for artists, musicians and writers in the early 1930's. It was later expanded and renamed the London Bar, reflecting Lester's growing passion for world travel in search of new ideas in food and wine service. The London Chop House (was) located in Detroit's busy financial district. It serve(d) as a dining haven in the style of a British gentlemen's club dining room."
A fancy, classic dinner-time omelet with smoked beef, peppers, onion, Cheddar cheese and fresh herbs. This recipe makes 1 big omelet for 2 people.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.
Recipe number 3095. Submitted 3/8/2012.