The French-style omelet is a popular dish in one of the getaway spots in Cuernavaca, near Mexico City. I can absolutely see why. The Poblano sauce is really creamy, slightly tangy and a little spicy. This was actually my first time cooking with Poblano peppers. Huge pepper, not as huge as bell peppers, but it’s pretty big compare to other peppers I know like Jalapeno and Serrano.
Cooking Mexican dish this week really made me appreciate all the different type of peppers used. I love Bird’s eye chili so much that our fridge always have some 365 days/year. It is simply indispensable in Southeast Asian Kitchen. That little thing is pack with so much heat and I can’t be happier being tortured by that as well. It’s different with peppers like Poblano, Jalapeno, etc. For me those peppers are much much more milder in terms of heat (exception with Habanero of course), but really flavorful when you use them in cooking.
This cheese omelet is really easy to make and that sauce is really its good friend. Another egg recipe keeper for us from The Best of Mexico: The Beautiful Cookbook by Susanna Palazuelo.
CHEESE OMELET WITH POBLANO SAUCE/ OMELETTE CON QUESO Y SALSA DE POBLANO (2 servings)
1/3 cup (3 oz) or 1 big chopped chile poblano
1/2 cup (3 fl oz) creme fraiche
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
4 eggs (beaten 2 at a time)
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup (1 oz) grated queso manchego (or Monterey Jack or medium-sharp cheddar cheese)
1. In a blender, puree the chile with the cream. Add sat to taste and heat the sauce in a small sauce pan over medium heat; set aside
2. Add 1/2 tsp salt and the pepper to the 2 eggs and beat lighty
3. Melt 1 Tbsp of the butter in a small skillet. When it is hot, add the eggs. When the edge of the eggs can be lifted easily, place the cheese on one side, roll up and cook until the cheese begins to melt. If the eggs start to brown, lower the heat. Place on a plate and cover with the hot chile cream. Melt another 1 Tbsp of butter and repeat with the other 2 eggs
NOTE: This recipe can easily be tripled or quadrupled. The omelets can be made in advance, covered with the poblano sauce and baked at 375 F for 10 minutes when ready to serve