Friday, May 14, 2010

Caramelized Pear Omelette w/ Havarti & Basil

I'm trying to remember to eat more fruits and veggies, that's why there are tomatoes in the picture. It wasn't a bad choice, as it turns out. The tomatoes are a bit sweet, so are the pears, the basil enhances both. Not bad for a seat of the pants breakfast. I cut my pear open and discovered that it was still rock hard, so I needed to think of some way to eat it. There's a lot going on here for minimal ingredients: sweet, salty, fruity, nutty (it's the cheese), but it's all pretty low key.

1 rather under ripe pear. I used green
2 eggs, well beaten
2 slices havarti
2 leaves basil, shredded

This is a real fast recipe.

Slice the pear. Heat a frying pan to medium, put in a pat of butter and a sprinkle of salt. Arrange the pear slices in a single layer and leave them alone to brown up. Then flip each slice over once. Leave them alone until the other sides have browned, then pour the 2 beaten eggs over them, lay on the cheese and sprinkle the basil on. You may have to poke the eggs around in the pan a little to get them cooking well. If you use an electric stove and a good heavy pan like I do, turn off the heat now. In a second, you can try to fold it over on itself and make it look kinda messy like the picture, or just leave it. Either way, put a lid on the pan until the eggs set up.

Don't forget to make toast! And tea!

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