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
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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
276
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
35%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
13g
66%
Cholesterol
187mg
62%
Protein
11g
23%
Carbs
8g
3%
Vitamin A
236µg
26%
Vitamin B12
1µg
17%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.1%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
218mg
22%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
25µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
25µg
6%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
29mg
7%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
4.9%
Phosphorus
229mg
33%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
374mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.1%
Sodium
91mg
4%
Zinc
2mg
11%