5-16: Richmond Omelette

A lot of Simply Delicious‘ recipes are takes on already-established dishes, like 9-4: Swedish Meatballs, 2-13: Waldorf Salad or 3-2: New England Clam Chowder. I did a fair amount of searching for anything that resembled 5-16: Richmond Omelette, but besides some rankings of places to get a good omelette in Richmond, VA, there’s not much out there for that particular dish with that name. 5-16 Richmond Omelette

I’ve put this one off for a while due to not having port wine on hand. After a trip to the store and a rather haughty store clerk who carded me for it despite the clearly visible gray streaks in my hair, I have the wine–let’s make a weird mushroom omelette-casserole with cheese sauce.

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This recipe tries to be fancy by calling for Mornay sauce, which is just a fancy term for cheese sauce. If you’ve made mac and cheese from scratch with a cheese-infused Béchamel sauce, you’ve essentially made Mornay sauce.

IMG_6584Ingredients. I didn’t have broccoli, so mine will be slightly less colorful than intended. I can’t use whipping cream, so I use lactose-free milk thickened with a bit of lactose-free sour cream to get close.

IMG_6585I like to buy whole mushrooms and slice them myself–the ones that come pre-sliced are still always a bit too thick for my taste.

IMG_6587They may look crowded, but mushrooms often cook down to about half their initial size.

IMG_6588After adding the salt, port wine, and “cream” (lactose-free milk thickened with a bit of lactose-free sour cream).

IMG_6589Making the omelette portion.

IMG_6590Starting the mornay sauce.

IMG_6591Mornay sauce simmering while omelette finishes cooking.

IMG_6592Used the high sides of the pan to help me stuff and roll with minimal mess.

IMG_6593Close enough.

IMG_6594I have no broccoli, and my tomatoes are the cherry variety. Decided to cut them in halves and create a tomato border as my “garnish”.

IMG_6595Topped with cheese and ready to be broiled in the toaster oven.

IMG_6597After broiling–looks pretty decent.

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A messy cross-section. It’s essentially a baked mushroom omelette with cheese sauce on top. Not a bad breakfast or lunch option, but somewhat dated in ingredients and execution.

Grade: B+

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