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eggs + friends = two magical ingredients of life . celebrate both tomorrow on world egg day

eggs + friends = two magical ingredients of life . celebrate both tomorrow on world egg day

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{eggs are magical}
Take just 3 eggs, a little seasoning and you can whisk up a flavourful + healthy + nutritious meal. Omelettes can fit into any occasion … you can make them for breakfast with a slice of toast … for lunch with a light salad or for supper with some chicken and cheese. There are a myriad of ways of making omelettes – and everyone has their own favourite way.

{friends are magical}
Last Monday, four of us friends played around with eggs and omelettes: Errieda Du Toit aka Huiskok – cookbook author + radio host + foodie doyen to the masses introduced me to her fluffy, fairy tale “pof omelet”. My bachelor blogger friend, Fritz surprised all with an egg carbonara omelette – so beautifully laced with spaghetti – and celebrity Chef friend Nic van Wyk blew everyone away with his mushroom dust + truffle oil omelette.  My egg dish for the evening was a sweetened pear omelette flambéed in our own award winning South African Brandy – recipe below.

image | errieda du toit

image | errieda du toit

Tomorrow is world egg day. Why don’t you invite a few friends, whisk-up a few omelettes and debate which came first … the chicken or the egg? *magical*

flambéed sweet pear omelette

flambéed sweet pear omelette

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flambéed sweet pear omelette
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 star Anise
  • 2 pears – cored and cut into1 1cm slices
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 Tbsp sugar (Use three Tbsp with the pears and one Tbsp for finishing the dish)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp cream
  • 1 large pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 Tbsp brandy
Instructions
  1. On medium heat in a large non-stick pan – melt the butter and add the Star Anise, cinnamon, pears and 3 Tbsp of sugar.
  2. Cook with the lid on for 10 min and then cook without the lid for a further 10 min.
  3. Stir from time to time but be careful not to break the pears.
  4. In the mean while beat the eggs, cream, nutmeg and salt together.
  5. Then pour the eggs over the pears.
  6. Cook until the eggs are set. Lift it on the sides to make sure it stays loose and that your egg mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  7. Invert the omelette by turning the pan over onto a large serving dish, sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar over the omelette and pour the 3 tablespoons of brandy over the dish. Carefully ignite or light the brandythen shake the platter until the alcohol burns off and extinguishes itself. Serve immediately.
  8. Tuck in and enjoy amongst friends.