Orange Omelette for Harlots and Ruffians

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a medieval recipe. The original instructions (translated from the medieval language) read as follows: "How to make an orange omelette: Take eggs and break them, with oranges, as many as you like; squeeze their juice and add to it the eggs with sugar; then take fat, and heat it in the pan and add the eggs. This is for ruffians and brazen harlots."


  1. Juice the oranges and the lemon.
  2. Beat the eggs, add the juice, the sugar, and salt to taste, and cook the omelette in olive oil.
  3. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

Well, I can see why they titled it that way. Try to get at the orange omelette I just made, you'll SEE ruffian!!! Very good!

Bill Gary October 16, 2002

LOL Haven't tried it, but have to wonder; is it the oranges or the eggs that make for a brazen harlot?

cheryl May 06, 2002

it may be good for some but it wasn't edible for me the flavor was interesting on the knodof good oside however it didn't match it's texture and that made me feel sick another thing where would there be a recipe in midieval times specifically for"harlots and ruffians" that used tropical fruit? the commoners couldn't read books weren't mass produced as this would have to be and fruit spoiled to easily!

Le Honerable Kelsaroo January 21, 2008

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