Farmer’s or Boeren Omelet Recipe
The day is overcast, but warm in Minneapolis; the summer is rainy and everyday of sun finds people in better moods, laughing and smiling more. But the farmers’ market has a congenial air as people trek through the color filled stalls. (No camera in hand today, I regret.) I bought eggs.
About the Recipe for Boeren Omelet or Farmer’s Omelet:
During my sojourn in the Netherlands, one restaurant dish I really liked was the Farmer’s Omelet. It has vegetables. A Boer is a farmer. When I lived in the Province of Friesland, I felt at home with the river, the sea, the boats and the farms. There were plenty of beets and potatoes growing in the dense clay soil. In the fields were sheep and cows. I once saw golden-fleeced sheep in a field. (Really! Shades of Ulysses legend?)
This is my interpretation of the Farmer’s Omelet Recipe
2 eggs per person
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
Package of frozen mixed vegetables – organic
Farmer’s cheese or soft goat cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a small iron frying pan and add the olive oil. Beat 2 eggs in a small bowl or cup. Pour into the pan add a few slices or cheese or dabs of soft cheese. Use a slow fire to begin to firm up the eggs. When the omelet is about half firm add about 2-3 tablespoons of mixed frozen vegetables. Take you spatula and fold the omelet in half. Cook until firm by turning to cook on each side. Make sure that it cooks through. Sprinkle with a grated cheese. Serve immediately.
Repeat for another person or use a large iron pan and increase ingredients for the number of people you may want to serve. Cut the folded omelet in half and then each half in half again to serve four.
Put olive oil in the pan and add a bit of frozen chopped spinach – cook down for a few minutes and add the mixed vegetables. Cut up fresh scallions (green onions) and toss in the pan for a minute. Remove all the veggies from the pan. Then add some more olive oil to cook the omelet. Use this pre-cooked vegetable mix and follow the process above.
Notes: I used soft honey goat cheese today in this alternative omelet. It lent a sweetness to the green vegetable combination.
This is easy peasy.