mardi, juin 15, 2010

French Bean and Onion Omelette

French Bean and Onion Omelette

The other day one 0f my children asked if I could do something and when asked why I should do it, he answered that it was to make him proud of me. Now, it set me thinking that certainly times have changed since in my memory I've always had to work on making my parents proud of me, but the other way round?

Baby Girl and her good friends

I've been too busy to blog since last week. MIL arrived, I had to organise a gift for Baby Boy's teacher on her birthday which also happened to be on the school's annual Sports Day (kids' blue team came in last but Baby Boy was first in his race). Then we had lunch with Mu to celebrate her 40th and I had to dash for my last flute lesson for the year. MIL who has an eye for cute young men of course commented that I had a cutie for a flute teacher. :-)

Part of the Sports Day installations
Then there were children's birthday parties, the B's boogie night, trips to the pool at the golf club, CB's lunch, playdates, organising a gift for the kids who would be leaving the class, today's Grade 1 lunch...and tomorrow'd be my turn to do a cookery lesson for the cookery club. Hopefully I'll be able to do my first golf lesson this year on Friday (if it should stop raining), get through with Grade 2's Pool Party, prepare a room for the French Bs' overnight stay when they come over from Milan, attend the D's farewell party followed by EB's birthday party...

Baby Boy and his good friends
I've also been cooking, but really simple meals from a Paella to Sayur Lodeh, 5-Spice Roast Chicken, Fried Kangkong, Tarte au Citron...and French Bean and Onion Omelette. This is a nice and simple dish to make up a 4/5-course Chinese meal, something I whip up when I do not have a lot of time.

French Bean and Onion Omelette :

1 small Onion (sliced)
1 Garlic clove (minced)
1 Red chilli (sliced)
A handful of French beans (diced)
3 Eggs (beaten)
1/2 Tsp Fish Sauce (if really vegetarian omit this)
1/2 Tsp light Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Sugar
Juice of half a Lime
1 Tsp Sherry or Chinese cooking wine
Pepper to taste

Heat a wok with some oil and fry the onion till soft. Add the garlic and diced green beans and fry till the garlic is fragrant.

Add the chilli.

Beat the eggs with the pepper till fluffy. When the French beans are cooked but still very crunchy, pour in the beaten egg. Move the wok a bit to spread out the egg.

Mix the sugar with the rest of the ingredients. Pour it over the omelette. The sugar will caramelise a little and balance with the salty, tangy and spicy bits in the omelette.

I like my omelette fried on one side and still quite soft on the other side.