This is a classic created by the Savoy Grill for the novelist Arnold Bennett, during his stay in the Savoy Hotel while he was writing his novel Imperial Palace. He liked it so much that he demanded to have it prepared in the same way wherever he went in his travels.
It is a flat but fluffy open-faced omelette made with undyed smoked haddock. Decadent, and delicious, perfect any time of the day. Chefs often use bechamel or hollandaise sauce to prepare it. but using crème fraiche makes this version quicker and easier to make.
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
Place the haddock fillet into an ovenproof dish, pour over the milk and add the butter, bay leaves and peppercorns.
Put dish in the oven and poach for 10-12 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, mix the crème fraîche with the lemon zest, grated parmesan and most of the chives. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Heat the butter with half of the oil in a large ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat, and pour in the eggs, stirring slightly as they cook to loosen them from the sides of the pan.
Flake the haddock from the skin while the eggs are cooking, making sure you remove any remaining bones.
When the eggs are still slightly runny on top but have started to set, spread over the crème fraîche mixture, then scatter over the haddock and transfer the omelette to the oven for 4-5 minutes, or until cooked through and slightly risen. Remove from the oven.
To serve, drizzle the remaining oil over the watercress in a small bowl and add the lemon juice, turning to coat the leaves. Put the omelette onto a serving plate, sprinkle over the remaing chives and arrange the dressed watercress on the side.
From "Delicious Miss Dahl"
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (3016g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 995 (52%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 110.5g||147 %|
|Saturated Fat 57.6g||288 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 33.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 7.3g|
|Cholesterol 296mg||91 %|
|Sodium 1313.2mg||45 %|
|Potassium 4308.7mg||113 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 146.7g||43 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6.5g||26 %|
|Sugars, other 140.2g|
|Protein 93.6g||134 %|
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Calories per serving: 1906
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