Fucking Hangover Omelette – Renee G

When our blog master sent the schedule for this month and I read ‘Omelette’, my thoughts turned to rage. Fucking stupid omelette. I can’t cook those. They always end up looking like scrambled eggs that didn’t quite scramble properly. I’m sure that Scott will cook a perfect omelette and outline a key piece of the technique that I’m missing. But that’s why we work this blog together. He has all the fancy technique; and my recipes are “real”. Which is code for “sometimes they are a fuck-up”. Hopefully my recipes, even when wrong, still produce a tasty mess that feeds our hungry hoard of people. And an amusing story.

Being the generally positive, have-a-go, person that I am, I didn’t moan or wail (well, maybe a bit), and contemplated how to make an omelette that would photograph nicely. Rather than the pile of unscrambled smashed eggs that they tend to end up looking like.

I spent a week or so musing over this task. And then, like the excellent blogger that I am (sarcasm font), I forgot all about it.

Beware the party!
Beware the party!

Until we threw a wonderful party at our place as a farewell present for some lovely friends who are moving away. It’s particularly sad for No4, as her best friend is in this family. Even by our pretty tops party standards, it was a raging party. That awesome type of event where people laughed and talked and drank. The perfect send off for our friends.

The next morning, I woke with a medium hangover and a fridge full of leftover party food. No bread for toast. No milk for cereal. In short, no school day breakfast options. Because of course, it was sensible to have a party on a Sunday afternoon. I peered into that fridge and dug around until I found some leftover roast potatoes and a few eggs. A bell clanged in my aching brain. Fucking omelettes. Grr, I hate those things. Oh. Hold on a moment. Omelettes!

So here they are. Hangover omelettes. They don’t look pretty, but they tasted just right. Necessary. We also found some leftover hamburger rolls, and served them on toasted flattened rolls.

Omelette and juice
Omelette and juice
Frying the potatoes in butter
Frying the potatoes in butter

Hangover Omelette

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
  • Leftover roast potatoes, sliced
  • Butter – loads of it (about 150g)
  • 10 eggs (for 6 people)
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream (because we’d had a party, it was leftover and we had no milk. Milk or cream will make them smoother)
  • Parsley
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Cooking the omelette
Cooking the omelette

Method

Slice the roast potatoes thinly, then fry in a pan. While they cook, put the eggs, sour cream, cream cheese, salt, pepper into a bowl and mix together. Turn down the heat on the pan, add the butter and wait till it melts. Pour in the contents of the bowl, then let it cook. (Insert technique to turn them over without them ending up looking like the spatula monster attacked). Top with parsley just before removing from the heat, so the parsley cooks into the top and looks pretty. The amount of butter should allow the omelette to slid out of the pan, onto the plate and look fairly presentable.

Cooking the omelette
Cooking the omelette
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