Our chore this week for the Sunday Slow Bakers was a Sweet Apple Omelet. In her cookbook, Dolce Italiano Gina says "if you've never had a sweet omelet, you are in for a treat" She's right! This made a perfect late breakfast on Saturday morning. It was a nice change from our typical ham and cheese omelets.
I was excited to see that I was going to finally get to use my Brunello grappa. I bought this in Italy, and luckily this bottle made it through the bottle smashers at the Birmingham airport.
Sweet Apple Omelet
2 medium apples
3 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbs Grappa
2 Tbs butter
1 Tbs honey
Slice the apples. (I didn't peel mine) Saute in olive oil until tender. Add sugar and cinnamon shaking to coat the apples. Remove from heat. Add grappa then return to low heat to cook off the alcohol.
In another skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and make a thick omelet with the eggs. When the omelet is cooked through, fill with apples. Fold over and slide onto a plate dusted with confectioners' sugar.
Top with a mixture of melted butter and honey. Serve immediately.
We have found out just this week that Gina, our Slow Travel Stella, is battling a nasty illness. This comes at the peak of her career when she should be able to sit back and enjoy the sweet life.
Once again we are reminded that we need to make every day sweet... starting with a sweet apple omelet.