Saturday, June 19, 2010

Kitchen garden soup with tiny herb omelettes

Kitchen garden soup with tiny herb omelettes / Sopa do jardim com mini omeletes de ervas

It’s almost winter here and I have to say I love cold days – maybe because they remind me of the time I spent with my mom as a kid, watching cartoons under the blanket after school with a bowl of her piping hot rice pudding, loaded with cinnamon...

Now that I’m a grown-up I have to do boring things – like going to work – but I still have a nice feeling when the cold wind hits my face. For days – and nights – like these, soups are my favorite kind of meal. I must confess, though, that I only made this recipe because of the tiny omelettes – aren’t they cute? :)

Kitchen garden soup with tiny herb omelettes / Sopa do jardim com mini omeletes de ervas

Kitchen garden soup with tiny herb omelettes
adapted from The Cook's Companion

1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 bay leaf
1 large sprig thyme
100g unsalted butter
2 liters chicken stock
300g snow peas, washed and strung
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Herb omelettes:
2 eggs
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
1 teaspoon freshly snipped chives
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil, for frying

Sweat onion, carrots, potatoes and herbs in butter in a large saucepan for 10 minutes. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender. Drop in snap peas and boil vigorously for 3 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and the thyme sprig, blend at once in a food processor, then strain through a coarse sieve and season with salt and pepper – I blended the soup but did not strain it. Keep warm.

Make the omelettes: place the eggs in a bowl, beat with a fork, then add the breadcrumbs, parsley, chives, salt and pepper. Heat a little olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over high heat and fry teaspoonfuls of egg mixture until crisp and a little puffed at the edges. Turn and cook until golden on the other side as well. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
Serve the soup with the omelettes as garnishes.

Serves 4


WendyinKK said...

Love those omelettes.
I always make chives omelette to eat with rice congee.

My Little Space said...

What a great combo between the two! Btw, those mini omelettes look so cute. Hope you're having a great weekend, Pat!
Cheers, KRisty

Lizzie said...

omelettes in soup?? amazing! brilliant!

Anonymous said...

oh, how cute! This looks really tasty. Bookmarked!

Magic of Spice said...

Perfect the mini omelets.

Unknown said...

Those little omelets look sooo good. Lovely photos.

Celeste @ Berrytravels said...

The mini omelets are so so cute!

The Cooking Photographer said...

This is really a cute recipe with those little omelets.


Anh said...

It's already very cold here, Pat! :( I just wish for some sunshine. Things like these will brighten up my day for sure.

(or the strawberry tart! ;)

Mary said...

Those are very cute omelets! It's a bit too warm here for soup, but I'll have to try this in fall.

M. said...

I love this recipe!!! Herb omelettes and soup sound comforting and delicious, too.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Wendy, that sounds good!

Kristy, thank you, sweetie! Have a wonderful week!

Lizzie, thank you, darling!

Milly, thank you! Hope you like it!

Magic of Spice, thank you!

Lindsay, thank you for stopping by!

Celeste, thank you!

Laura, thank you!

Anh, thank you , sweetie - I adapted this recipe from an Aussie book, did you know? :)

Mary, thank you! Hope you give it a try!

M., thank you! This is really comforting. :)

Lisa said...

This is a fantastic recipe and brilliant idea! I never would have thought of this. You are so right -- this has comfort and warmth all over it. A great one for me to save and bookmark for the cooler months. It looks delicious! Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Not sure what Sweat Onions are... I've got sweet onions...

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lisa, thank you, sweetie! I'm so glad you like it!
Have a beautiful week, too!

Anonymous, you are supposed to sweat the onions.

saveMeEHJeBus said...

I love the cute little yellow container that holds the mini omelettes...where did you get them?

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, there,
I bought it here in Sao Paulo.

Erin said...

I LOVED this soup! I didn't have peas so I used spinach instead, but it was wonderful. Even those in my family who aren't vegetable fans like it. Thanks!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Erin! Thank you for stopping by and letting me know how the soup turned out! I'm so glad to hear that - and that version with spinach sounds delicious, I have got to try it!

eatme_delicious said...

Those little omelettes are SO cute!!!

cardamomseeds said...

this looks very yummu :)

Kristen said...

I LOVE soup and this looks amazing.
Definitely adding it to my list of things to make!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Ashley, thank you, sweetie! :)

Cardamom Seeds, thank you for stopping by!

Becoming Me, thank you! I'm glad you like it!

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