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Pea and Goat Cheese Omelet

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Serves 2

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 135

This omelet is unusual in that it's folded on the plate, rather than in the skillet, so that the peas don’t roll out when you move it. Although it’s less fussy this way, it still wows as a light dinner or brunch, served with salad and toast.

  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup shelled fresh peas or frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tbs. milk
  • 1 oz. fresh goat cheese
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh lemon juice

Melt the butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 1 minute. Add the peas and lemon zest, and cook, stirring often, until the peas are just tender, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then transfer to a bowl.

Wipe out the skillet and set it over medium-low heat. Lightly beat the eggs with the milk, a pinch of salt, and a few grinds of pepper, then add the eggs to the skillet. Cover and cook until they begin to set, about 4 minutes. Crumble the goat cheese over the omelet, cover, and cook to heat the cheese, about 1 minute more.

Gently slide the omelet onto a large round platter. Pour the peas onto one half of the omelet and top with the parsley. Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze a little lemon juice over. Fold the other half of the omelet over the filling, cut in half, and serve.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 300, Fat (kcal): 21, Fat Calories (g): 190, Saturated Fat (g): 9, Protein (g): 18, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 8, Carbohydrates (mg): 9, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 2.5, Sodium (g): 510, Cholesterol (g): 395, Fiber (g): 3,

Photo: Scott Phillips

Quick, easy, and delicious. I've made this omelet several times, and everyone in the family likes it (no mean achievement). I just wish I could figure out how to make a three-serving version.

Excellent! I added chopped kale in with the peas. Easy dinner, thank you!

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