I love the farm fresh eggs I get from All We Need Farms in Needville, TX. I never get tired of finding new ways to use them. Last Saturday I made our version of this omelet from a recipe found online in several places and also in one of my favorite cookbooks: Breakfast in Bed Cookbook, which features recipes from Bed and Breakfast Inns in the Northwest U.S. and British Columbia. This one is served at Blackberry Inn in Seal Rock, Oregon. Even if you can’t drive the Pacific Coast Highway north and have a stop there, treat yourself to a visit to Seal Rock here: www.sealrockor.com/1900_s.html
Notes for assembling ingredients: If you prefer, substitute 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract for the Amaretto. Choose apples that are firm and sweet but slightly sharp. We like apples that are available now called Ginger Gold, an apple with the bite and rich taste of just harvested fall apples. If the name Ginger Gold is unfamiliar, that’s because it is a recent addition to the list of apple varieties. It was discovered growing among the twisted uprooted trees in a Virginia orchard in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its ancestors are the Golden Delicious and Albermarle Pippin apples.
Cheese, Apple, and Amaretto Omelet
2 tablespoons half and half
dash salt & pepper
1 Tablespoon butter for cooking omelet (if you choose, you may spray the pan with cooking spray)
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons sugar
1 large golden delicious or Ginger Gold apple, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Cook’s note: I added an extra tablespoon of amaretto in order to have a little syrup left to pour over the omelet on the plate. If you
1 1/2 ounces cream cheese
Melt butter in a small skillet. Stir in sugar and sliced apple and saute until apples are tender. Remove from heat and add liqueur or extract. Keep warm.
Beat together egg, half and half, and seasoning. When ready to cook omelet, melt butter in omelet pan and pour in egg mix.
Cook, pushing raw egg to outside edge, when eggs are set, with a slotted spoon, spread apple mixture over eggs and dot with cream cheese. Slide onto serving plate and divide for 2 servings. You may prefer to cook half of the ingredients first, repeating with remainder for a second omelet if you want 2 individual servings. If you have used extra Amaretto for flavoring, drizzle this over the top of omelet.