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Chanterelle Omelet


Here's the first out of at least 3 recipes that I made using the mushrooms so kindly sent to me by Marx Foods in Seattle. I made this omelet Saturday morning using the beautiful orange chanterelles. Of course this "recipe" can be made with any mushrooms you have on hand.

Note: the white cup and the black plate you see in this post are my latest dishes purchased from World Market. I'll try to take individual photos of them, but I just loved the white/black contrast.

Chanterelle Omelet
Ingredients for 1 omelet

2 teaspoons of olive oil (or about that amount...I don't really measure the oil)
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
1 cup chanterelle caps, halved (I saved the stems to make vegetable broth)
2 eggs whisked with a bit of water or milk
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
Hawaiian pink salt (also, courtesy of Marx Foods!)


1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add shallots and saute for a few minutes.

2. Add mushrooms and saute till they are golden brown.

3. Season the egg/water mixture with salt, mix in thyme and pour over the shallot/mushroom mixture. Let it set.

4. Once the eggs are set, slide the omelet on a plate. Add a bit more oil to the pan and then very carefully flip the omelet back into the pan. Let it cook for a few more minutes, and it's done.

5. I served the omelet folded, but you can do whatever you want.

Of course you can add other flavors to this breakfast dish (cheese, for example), but I really wanted the mushrooms to be the star!


Anonymous said...

The omelet sounds wonderful with chanterelles and I love the addition of the pink salt!

Delicious Dishings said...

Your omelet looks beautiful! I actually have some Hawaiian pink salt (and red salt and gray salt), and have been trying to think of some amazing way to use it. Maybe I'm overthinking it!

Unknown said...

Fantastic :) I simply adore omelettes!

Veggie Belly said...

Chanterelles are such an amazing mushroom! Love your cup and plate...I never leave world market without buying anything!

Simones Kitchen said...

There is nothing that beats a good omelette!! When I think about it; I don't think I ever had cantherelles... Not easy to find here! But it looks gorgeous!

Sasha said...

^-it's been a long day...that's the best I could do : /

♥peachkins♥ said...

this looks really good.. i love mushroom omellets

Lea Ann said...

I make a shiitake and goat cheese omelet that I just loooove! I've never heard of pink salt again. Thanks for the idea. As always, great pics and great post.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your photos are like sirens luring the unsuspecting to your recipes. I love mushrooms, I love omelets, so this is a winner in my book.

Leslie said...

I need to get over to world market in is on my long list of things I need to do!

Jena said...

Had a friend who gathered some chanterelles yesterday and shared the wealth. I'd never had them before, but decided to make this omelet. It looked so good!

And I wasn't disappointed, even though I didn't have pink salt or fresh sage. Very good recipe--thank you!