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Souffleed Omelet with Goat Cheese, Asparagus, and Ham

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 4 asparagus spears
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 5 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soft goat cheese
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 4 paper-thin slices Serrano ham (about 1 ounce)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Bring a wide medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add the asparagus, and cook until bright green and just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Plunge asparagus into ice-water bath to stop the cooking; let cool completely. Drain; halve lengthwise, and set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Melt butter in a 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat. Remove skillet from heat; set aside. Whisk together egg yolks, flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl until pale and thick; set aside.

  3. Step 3

    Put egg whites and a pinch of salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into yolk mixture. Using a large rubber spatula, spread mixture evenly into reserved skillet. Bake until omelet is almost set but still soft, about 6 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Sprinkle goat cheese and mint over half the omelet. Top with asparagus and a layer of ham. Fold plain half over filled half. Bake until cheese has melted and omelet is cooked through, about 3 minutes. Cut into 4 wedges, and serve.

Source
MSL Cookbook Vol. 2; The New Classics

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Reviews (1)

  • 4 Feb, 2013

    Souffleed Omelet with Goat Cheese, Asparagus, and Ham
    Russell's Monday Dinner
    Nutritious and Delicious!