Brown Butter, Peas, and Mint Omelette

Brown Butter, Peas, and Mint Omelette
Brown Butter, Peas, and Mint Omelette
Rich, nutty brown butter perfectly offsets the fresh flavor of sweet peas and mint.Yossy Arefi

Rich, nutty brown butter perfectly offsets the fresh flavor of sweet peas and mint.

Brown Butter, Peas, and Mint Omelette
Rich, nutty brown butter perfectly offsets the fresh flavor of sweet peas and mint.
Yield: serves 2

Ingredients

  • 13 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp. grated pecorino romano
  • 2 tbsp. thinly sliced mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Bring a 1-qt. saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add peas and cook until tender, 1 minute; drain and transfer in a bowl. Stir in oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper; set aside.
  2. Whisk eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Heat butter in a 12" nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook until milky foam settles at the bottom of the skillet and turns nut brown. Add eggs; cook, without stirring, until large curds form, 3-4 minutes, then gently stir until eggs are almost set. Using a rubber spatula, pat eggs into an even layer. Place peas, half the cheese, and mint leaves over eggs. Remove from heat and using spatula, roll omelette up and over filling; slide omelette onto a plate and garnish with remaining mint and cheese.