For me comfort food so often starts with eggs, in this case an omelette. All this cold weather has us turning to foods that make us feel warm and happy, for example I’m reading lots of blog posts for soups and stews. However, for me this week it’s all about the omelette!
Whilst I will happily enjoy an omelette in any form, it is one that marries two of my favourite ingredients, eggs and smoked haddock, that I love most. In short, omelette Arnold Bennett is pretty close to omelette perfection for me.
This omelette was created for the writer and novelist Arnold Bennett who was staying at the Savoy Hotel while researching and writing a novel. During his time spent there, he ate this for breakfast every morning, the chefs at the Savoy had time to perfect the recipe. Indeed he insisted that this omelette was made for him wherever he travelled in the world. Thus the dish was named after him!
The original recipe, which the Savoy still serve today, includes a bechamel sauce which I am sure would be delicious. However, I wanted Michelle to enjoy this dish too. Michelle is not keen on the combination of smoked fish with dairy, in short it is this combination of seafood and dairy that has put her off many dishes. Therefore, I’ve lightened the dish, keeping it simple with eggs, fish, parmesan and just a touch of cream.
Shared with CookBlogShare where you will also find recipes by fellow food bloggers.1