Oops…I P’ed too early last week. Which, although unfortunate is a lot better than peeing too early! So, tonight we’re taking a step back in the alphabet along with our step back in time and heading back to the letter O in The A-Z of Cooking. The chapter I skipped is called “On Your Own” and is, of course, meals for one. I eat a lot of meals on my own so I was looking forward to trying some of the recipes starting with a Rumanian Herb Omelette.
It may surprise you to know that my knowledge of Rumanian (Romanian?) food is…well…sketchy…would be an overstatement! Non-existent except for a herb omelette would be another. But how authentic is the herb omelette? I turned to the keeper of all knowledge aka Google.
This article on Romanian Food doesn’t mention an omelette. It does have a beef salad cake though!
No omelette on the Wiki either.
This wiki does. But there doesn’t seem to be anything specifically Romanian about it. In fact, it seems like a fairly bog standard omelette recipe.
So, now feeling somewhat older but none the wiser, here is the recipe from The A-Z of Cooking.
The addition of sour cream seems suitably Eastern European and added a nice flavour to the eggs and herbs. The flour? Hmm…I’m not entirely sure about it. The texture of the omelette became slightly more pancakey than a normal omelette which was not unpleasant, but not altogether necessary. Maybe, in this age of cro-nuts and cruffins I should be embracing the concept of a new hybrid food a little more enthusiastically but I’m not sure the world needs an omecake or a panlette!
Having said that, this was a tasty, quick and easy meal for one and perfect with a side salad. Mine was a very simple chopped avocado, shaved fennel and balsamic vinegar.
I also used tarragon, parsley and chives as my herbs because (smirk smirk) I have them all growing in my garden. You can pretty much use what you have or what you like but this was a deee-licious mix!
Okay, back on track now and next time we’re looking at Q. Will it be 100 things to do with a quince? Quirky food? Quiet food? Find out next time!
Have a great week!