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Omelette Arnold Bennett Recipe

Ingredients for people

    Part one of the recipe
  • Whole egg(s) : 3 whole
  • Fine salt : 3 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 3 Turn

  • Part two of the recipe
  • Semi-skimmed milk : 150 ml
  • Unsalted butter : 50 g
  • Plain flour : 100 g
  • White cheddar : 50 g
  • Egg yolk(s) : 1 whole

  • Part three of the recipe
  • Smoked haddock : 150 g
  • Semi-skimmed milk : 2000 ml
  • 1Step one

    Preheat the oven to 190'C.

    Break the three eggs into a bowl, add the salt and pepper and beat together. Set aside while you prepare the other elements of the recipe.

  • 2For the Monday sauce

    Grate the cheddar.

    Place the butter in a large saucepan and allow to melt over a medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and mix well over the heat. Once the mixture begins to thicken, start slowly whisking in the milk. Keep whisking to prevent the sauce from burning as it thickens. Remove from the heat and then add the grated cheese. Mix well and then incorporate the egg yolk. Add the seasoning and set aside.

  • 3For the haddock

    Cut the smoked haddock into 1cm dice and place in a saucepan with the milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for one minute - the smoked haddock will just begin to cook. Remove from the heat and strain.

  • 4To make the omelette

    Heat a medium sized non-stick frying pan. When hot, add the beaten egg mixture and mix well using a spatula. Flatten the mixture to make the omelette. Remove from the pan and sprinkle the smoked haddock over the top. Spoon the Mornay sauce over the top, ensuring that all of the haddock is covered. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 3 to 4 minutes to give a nice glaze to the omelette. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Chef's tip

«There is no salt in the bechamel mixture as the smoked haddock tends to be salty. Extra salt can be added to the mixture if you prefer. »

A simple three egg omelette topped with poached smoked haddock and finished with a light Mornay sauce. A great dish for almost any time of day!

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  • Preparation  20mins
  • Cooking time  10mins
  • Rest time  0h

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