Romanian Peasant Omelette – Omletă țărănească
A traditional Romanian breakfast will almost always include some eggs: omelette, fried eggs, boiled eggs, mixed with all sorts of vegetables and meat produce. You’ll see that the peasant omelette that I prepared for this blog post is a bit heavy, so you can easily eat it for lunch if you’d like, just to keep you going through the rest of the day. Even so, it’s filled with all kinds of delicious ingredients, and I can easily say that it’s one of the best I’ve ever made.
A peasant omelette in Romania is usually made with ham or bacon and vegetables, but this time I added some sausage, which gives it a really nice, smoky flavor. I love to add vegetables to omelettes, so I used some mushrooms, a bit of bell pepper, and a bit of chopped onion, to make it even sweeter.
There’s not much to say about the technique of making a perfect peasant omelette. I usually just add all the ingredients gradually and see how it turns out. You can start with 2 or 3 eggs (probably 2 per person would be enough), and just take a look at what you have in the fridge. In the Romanian cooking books that I have at home, I’ve even seen an omellete with French fries. Yes, you have to make some French fries and then add the beaten eggs on top. It’s a bit unconventional, but that’s just the Romanian way – hearty food, great to give you the energy you need.
But just think about it, shouldn’t a peasant omelette be this way? Hearty, rich, calorically dense, filled with fresh ingredients. A peasant who works in a farm all day definitely needs the energy to do all that hard work. Even though not many of us work in farms, we still need the energy to concentrate and do our best, so a good breakfast like this one is always welcome.
Tip: I haven’t valium online buy seen this in classic omelette recipes, but I like to add a bit of milk to the egg mixture. I’ve noticed that the milk gives it a nice, fluffy texture.
2 tablespoons sunflower or olive oil
3 medium eggs
½ bell pepper
½ smoked, thin sausage
50 g (1/2 cup) ca?caval or mozzarella cheese
A bit of milk
Salt and pepper to taste
- Dice the onion, the mushrooms and the bell pepper, and cut the sausage into small pieces.
- Heat the oil in a medium frying pan, then add the onion, bell pepper and mushrooms.
- Cook the vegetables for 1-2 minutes, then add the sausage pieces and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Beat the eggs with the milk and add the mixture to the pan on medium heat.
- Cover the pan with a lid, and wait until the upper part looks fluffy and slightly cooked.
- Using a spatula, carefully turn it upside down and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
- Transfer the omelette to a plate and top it with shredded cheese.
- Serve with bread and veggies of your choice (I love to serve it with tomatoes).
Român? – Romanian
2 linguri de ulei de floarea-soarelui
3 ou? medii
½ ardei ro?u
½ cârnat afumat, sub?ire
50 g de ca?caval
Un pic de lapte
Sare ?i piper dup? gust
Mod de preparare
- Toca?i ceapa, ciupercile ?i ardeiul ?i t?ia?i cârnatul în buc??i mici.
- Înc?lzi?i uleiul într-o tigaie medie, apoi ad?uga?i ceapa, ardeiul ?i ciupercile.
- G?ti?i legumele timp de 1-2 minute, apoi ad?uga?i buc??ile de cârna?i ?i g?ti?i înc? 1-2 minute.
- Amesteca?i ou?le cu laptele ?i ad?uga?i amestecul în tigaia de pe foc.
- Acoperi?i tigaia cu un capac ?i a?tepta?i pân? când partea superioar? devine pufoas? ?i este par?ial g?tit?.
- Folosind o spatul?, întoarce?i cu grij? omleta ?i g?ti?i-o timp de înc? 1-2 minute.
- Transfera?i omleta pe o farfurie ?i pres?ra?i pe deasupra ca?caval ras.
- Servi?i cu pâine ?i legume la alegere (mie îmi place s? o servesc cu felii de ro?ii).
My grandma never made such a pretty omelette, hers was very basic, a bit of spring onions or dill and telemea if I was lucky… But ! make something similar often enough, my kids love it and it is such an easy, quick and delicious meal. Almost always with tomato and onion salad.