Oven omelette

Oven omelette
For this omelette with a difference, we'll fry sliced potatoes, bacon (lardons) and onions, then pour the beaten eggs over and finish cooking everything together in the oven.

The French sometimes call this an "Omelette of Moyenmoutier" after a village in the Vosges.
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Last modified on: May 21th 2017

For 6 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
15 min.37 min.52 min.
Keeping: 1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Oven omelette : Photo of step #1
Break 6 eggs into a bowl, add salt and pepper then beat with a whisk.

Stage 2 - 7 min.
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Peel 300 g cooked potatoes and slice.

Prepare 1 onion and chop finely.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
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Pour 4 tablespoons oil into a large frying pan on high heat.

When really hot, add the sliced potatoes and brown on both sides.

Salt after frying and set aside.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Use the same pan to fry 150 g small pieces of bacon until lightly browned.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Then add the chopped onion and cook for a further 2 or 3 minutes without browning the onion.

Check the seasoning.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Butter a gratin dish, then add the potatoes and spread the bacon and onions over the top.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Pour the beaten eggs over.

Stage 8 - 25 min.
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Bake for about 25 minutes. Check towards the end to ensure that the omelette is not overcooked.

Stage 9
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Serve without delay.


This works well using diced ham instead of the bacon bits (lardons).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,148 Kcal or 8,993 Kj59 gr69 gr182 gr
107 %23 %7 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
230 Kcal or 963 Kj6 gr7 gr19 gr
11 %2 %1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
358 Kcal or 1,499 Kj10 gr12 gr30 gr
18 %4 %1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Based on a recipe by Jean-Marc Toussaint.

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Cooked potatoCooked potato: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Potato galette, Tartiflette, Baked Camembert with Walnuts, Creamy spinach and potato gratin, Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls, ... All
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