flambéed sweet apple omelette
Flambéed Sweet Apple Omelette – Every now and then you experiment with something new, sometimes the outcome is just ok and other times it just blows you away. This is what happened to me when I tasted my own rendition of a sweet omelette – whoop whoop - it blew me away and it is so easy to make! But first let me tell you the story how I ended up with fruit and an omelette of all things…
I draw my inspirations from many different people … one person who really inspires me isLidewij Edelkoort. What a fascinating woman – she is well-renowned as an international trend forecaster in any form of design. The other day I read on her website that yellow is a currently one of the primary fashion colours of the season - and as she says… “ the power of yellow with its strength and radiance, is able to change all volume and all surfaces, giving glow to all matter”. She shared some intriguing, and quite amazing references when it comes to eggs… she took us to France with “eggs + soldiers”…and then to Spain for an omelette. It just got me thinking. Before I knew it, I was traversing the world, the internet and my hoards of cookery books for something, yellow, eggy and interesting…. I eventually found something quite enticing and a recipe that woke up my taste buds….it was an egg + pear omelette … a dessert of all things.
I decided to use apples instead of pears and then used our local brandy to flambé the dessert. It did not stop there though… being my cheeky self, I added some cream, a pinch of nutmeg, a dose of cinnamon, a star anise and a heap of expectation….taste for yourself … it is delicious!
Flambéed Sweet Apple Omelette
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 25 min
4 Granny Smith apples – cored, peeled and cut into 1 cm slices
1 Star Anise
2 Cinnamon sticks
4 Large eggs
1 Big pinch nutmeg
1 Pinch salt
1. On medium heat in a big non-stick pan - melt the butter and add the star anise, cinnamon, apples and 1T of sugar.
2. Cook with the lid on for 10 min and then cook without the lid for a further 10 min.
3. Stir from time to time but be careful not to break the apples.
4. In the mean while beat the eggs, cream, nutmeg and salt together.
5. Then pour the eggs over the apples.
6. Cook till the eggs are set. Lift it on the sides to make sure it stays loose and your egg mixture does not stick to the pan.
7. Invert the omelette onto a large serving dish, sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar over the omelette and pour the 3 tablespoons of brandy over the dish. Ignite the brandy and then shake the platter till the alcohol burns of and extinguishes itself. Serve immediately.
Tuck in and enjoy!