Lao Omelet with Dill, Scallion and Thai Chile

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Lao Omelet with Dill, Scallion and Thai ChileRecipe
Photo: Petrina Tinslay
The dill, fish sauce and scallions in this round omelet may seem like an overly bold combination of flavors, but the result is surprisingly delicious. It's also adaptable: Eat it for breakfast or as a quick, light supper.
Makes 1 omelet


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3 large eggs
2 tablespoons chopped dill
1 scallion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 Thai red chile, sliced
1/2 teaspoon Asian fish sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium shallot, coarsely chopped


Total: 15 Minutes

In a bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the dill, scallion, Thai chile, fish sauce, pepper and salt.

In a medium nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the shallot and cook over moderately high heat until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and, when it is hot, add the egg mixture. Cook, stirring, until the eggs are almost set, about 1 minute. Run a heatproof plastic spatula around the edge to loosen the omelet and cook undisturbed until golden brown on the bottom, about 30 seconds. Invert the omelet onto a plate and serve.

Created date

September 2013