Bruce Marder at Cora's Coffee Shoppe uses burrata, smooth mozzarella enclosing a center of mozzarella scraps and cream, for this elegant cheese omelet. Burrata is available at cheese shops and Italian food markets. Or substitute 4 ounces of shredded fresh mozzarella mixed with 2 ounces of cream cheese.More Brunch Recipes

Bruce Marder
March 2003

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active:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425°. Rub the potatoes with the oil. Bake for 1 hour, until tender. Let cool slightly, then cut each potato crosswise into 4 thick slices.

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  • Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a skillet. Add the potatoes and cook over moderate heat, turning, until golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Season with salt; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

  • In a 7-inch omelet pan, melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter. In a bowl, beat 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon of Parmesan and a pinch each of salt and pepper and add to the pan; cook until just set, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the omelet, set a burrata slice in the center and fold the sides over. Slide onto a plate. Repeat to make 3 more omelets and serve with the potatoes.

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