25 Mar

1 tbsp. olive oil
5 tbsp. butter
1 small yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced
4 oz. cep, chanterelles, morels, or other wild
mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 eggs
2 tbsp. crème fraîche
Leaves from 1 sprig fresh tarragon, chopped

1. Heat oil and 2 tbsp. of the butter together in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until soft, 3–5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until soft, 3–5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then transfer to a small bowl and set aside. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels and set aside.

2. Crack eggs into a medium bowl and thoroughly beat with a fork. Add crème fraîche and tarragon, season to taste with salt and pepper, and mix well.

3. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Melt the remaining 3 tbsp. butter in the skillet. Pour eggs into skillet and keeping it away from heat, turn it around so that the egg mixture spreads around like a pancake. Return to heat. When eggs are starting to set (in about 30 seconds), spoon mushroom filling down center of eggs. Carefully fold sides of omelette over filling and cook for 1 minute more. Slide omelette onto a warm serving platter with shavings of parmesan and fresh tarragon leaves.


Posted by on 25/03/2011 in Uncategorized




  1. Sibel Hodge

    27/03/2011 at 17:39

    This sounds fab! Great sample and great recipe! 🙂

    • mirabrown

      27/03/2011 at 17:54

      Thanks Sibel. Really sweet of you to say that. x

  2. Linda S. Prather

    27/03/2011 at 13:06

    I love mushrooms and that looks absolutely delicious.

    • mirabrown

      27/03/2011 at 13:18

      Both are really easy to make and excellent value. (I’m not going to go into calorie count here.) I’ll be doing another mushroom recipe next week – pure personal indulgence.

      How are you fixed for fresh cep (porcini) and morels where you are? Here in the UK, fresh or dried are hard to find or else they’re terribly expensive. Other kinds can be bought at reasonable prices at the open market in season. And, of course, there are always cheap and plentiful cultivated varieties.


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