Tomato-Filled Omelettes Gratinéed with Cream and Cheese (Omelettes Gratinées à la Tomate) Recipe

Tomato-Filled Omelettes Gratinéed with Cream and Cheese (Omelettes Gratinées à la Tomate) Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Here is a delicious supper or luncheon dish that can be prepared ahead and gratinéed just before serving. You'll need to cook the omelettes according to one of the master recipes (either the scrambled omelette or the rolled omelette), but leave them slightly underdone.

Click here to see Julia Child's recipe for Pipérade.

4
Servings
135
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • egg omelettes
  • 1  Cup  fresh tomato purée
  • 2/3  Cups  whipping cream or crème fraîche
  • 1/3  Cup  grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  melted butter

Directions

Slip each omelette as it is made onto a buttered plate, then slide it onto a buttered platter, arranging the omelettes side by side. Cut a slit along the length of each omelette to within ½-inch of the 2 ends. Fill the slits with the tomato purée. Just before serving, pour the cream over the omelettes, and sprinkle with cheese and melted butter. Set the buttered platter 3-inches from a hot broiler for 1-2 minutes to reheat the omelettes and to brown the cheese lightly, but do not let the omelettes overcook. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
94µg
13%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
75mg
8%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
110mg
16%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
172mg
11%
Water
77g
3%

Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.