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Gratin Omelette with Mackerel Fillets

Gratin Omelette with Mackerel Fillets

That gratin top is everything. Delicious.

Gratin Omelette with Mackerel Fillets
What's your perfect breakfast? If I close my eyes and think what would my perfect breakfast look like right now I see four things: freshly baked bread, aromatic coffee, freshly squeezed juice and a delicious omelette. Mmm, that would be perfection. To me, omelettes are great both plain or rich. This incredibly delicious Omelette has two delicious components. Delamaris Mackerel Fillets and a rich sauce made by combining bechamel and hollandaise sauce (mmm, that delicious gratin layer on top). This Gratin Omelette with Mackerel Fillets is perfect for a rich weekend breakfast, brunch, lunch or even as a starter. We like to serve it in a lodge skillet but you can serve it on plates as well. Simply a breakfast fit for a king (and queen).

Gratin Omelette with Mackerel Fillets

Gratin Omelette with Mackerel Fillets in a pan

Gratin Omelette with Mackerel Fillets

Gratin Omelette with Mackerel Fillets


Lets get cooking!

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  • Béchamel sauce

    First prepare the béchamel sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat until melted. Add the flour and stir until smooth over low heat. Gradually add the milk to the butter mixture, whisking continuously until very smooth. Season with salt, nutmeg and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.

    Cover the sauce with cling film touching the sauce to prevent the sauce from forming a skin.
  • Hollandaise sauce

    Prepare the hollandaise sauce. Whisk the egg yolk and white balsamic vinegar in a small glass bowl until the mixture is thickened. Place the glass bowl over a saucepan with simmering water (make sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl). Whisk the egg yolks rapidly and be careful not to get the eggs too hot. Remove from the heat and slowly drizzle in the melted butter. Whisk until the sauce is thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If the sauce gets too thick, add a few drops of cold water before serving. Leave the hollandaise sauce in a bowl over the saucepan until needed.

  • Sauce

    Add one egg to the cool béchamel sauce, whisk well, then stir in the hollandaise sauce.

  • Omelette

    Preheat your oven to 220 °C / 430 °F (grill). Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper. Heat a skillet over high heat and add a tsp of vegetables oil. When the oil is very hot but not smoking, pour the eggs quickly into the pan. Shake the pan to distribute the eggs evenly, then leave for about 20 seconds until the eggs begin to set.

  • Omelette

    Using a spatula pull the edges of the omelette toward the center while shaking the pan to redistribute the remaining liquid to the edges. The omelette is done when still slightly runny in the middle. Arrange the Delamaris Mackerel Skillet and freshly grated parmesan cheese on top of the omelette. Pour the bechamel and hollandaise mixture sauce over the omelette and place in the oven (on the highest rack) for about 1 - 2 minutes or until the gratin is delicious and golden.

  • Serve

    Serve your Gratin Omelette with Mackerel Fillets for breakfast, brunch or entree. Serve with freshly baked bread, seasonal salad or water cress. Enjoy.


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