Omelet With Lavender and Chèvre

READY IN: 7mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

Something I put together recently but the idea for using lavender in an omelet has been swimming through my brain for a year or two. To residents of the Pacific Northwest: I tried two different varieties of chèvre for this recipe: River's Edge 'Roasted Hazelnut and Frangelico' and 'Up in Smoke' ("smoked fresh chèvre, wrapped in smoked maple leaves which are spritzed with bourbon for extra smoky flavor". I don't make this stuff up.) Note-this is the recipe I use to prepare the omelet: The Omelet by Alton Brown. I debated on adding shallots to the omelet...

Top Review by Annacia

This is lovely and a marvelous change up from the every day by simply adding a bit of lavender and Chevre (which I love). It takes no longer than any other omelet it's special and would be great for Mothers Day breakfast for instance. The recipe says to top the omelet with the cheese but I really like any cheese used to be in the center where it melts so nicely. When I made this the directions read to do the first 5 steps and continue with... There were no first 5 steps given, lol, so I just made this as I normally make an omelet. Even if I missed something it was yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 eggs, unshelled (placed in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes)
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter or 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 -1 12 ounce chevre cheese, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lavender, minced (ok to use 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender-crush between your fingers)
  • Garnish

  • cracked black pepper
  • one sprig fresh lavender
  • fresh herb, your choice

Directions

  1. Prepare omelet recipe up to the beginning of Step #5 and proceed as follows:.
  2. Distribute the chèvre cheese on top of the omelet.
  3. Add a sprinkle of cracked black pepper and garnish with a sprig of lavender.
  4. If desired, garnish the top of the omelet with a light sprinkle of fresh herbs of choice: chives, French tarragon, Italian parsley, etc.

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