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Pierre Dance's Note:
Legend has it that a 49'er hit a glory hole, an incredibly rich pocket of gold nuggets. He walked into the El Dorado Hotel restaurant in Hangtown, now Placerville California, and asked the waiter what was the most expensive item on the menu. The waiter answered that would be one of three things, oysters, which were tinned and shipped all the way from Boston, Bacon, which was scarce, and Eggs, which were also scarce. The prospector answered, fix them all on one plate and bring it to him. So was born the 'Hangtown Fry'. If you've never tried this delight, please do so. Elegance can be complicated but it can also be simple. In this case it's simple.
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- 1Combine first 5 ingredients, beat'til yolks and whites are just mixed.
- 2If the oysters are large, cut into bite sized pieces.
- 3Pat Oysters dry, dust with flour.
- 4Heat a nonstick frying pan over med-high heat.
- 5Add butter.
- 6Fry Oysters 30 seconds per side.
- 7Add Egg mixture.
- 8As eggs firm, carefully lift the edges to allow uncooked mixture to flow under the omelet onto the pan.
- 9When omelet is firm, cover with a plate, invert the omelet onto the plate.
- 10Garnish with Parsley and crumbled Bacon.
- 11This goes very well with sour dough toast.
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Nutritional Facts for Hangtown Fry
Serving Size: 1 (266 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 748.1
- Calories from Fat 493
- Total Fat 54.8 g
- Saturated Fat 21.4 g
- Cholesterol 539.6 mg
- Sodium 1460.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 29.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
- Sugars 0.9 g
- Protein 31.6 g