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spinach and ricotta omelette

Serves: 4

4 tbsp butter
1 onion, finely sliced
1/2 tsp cumin
pinch nutmeg
500g spinach washed & trimmed
6 eggs, separated
4 tbsp chopped mixed herbs - parsley, dill/basil, chives
200g ricotta cheese
2 tbsp grated parmesan

Heat a large frying pan and add 1 tablespoon of butter with the onions, cumin & nutmeg. Cook until the onion is soft then add the spinach, cover and steam for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.

Beat the egg whites in a bowl until they form stiff peaks. Squeeze out any excess liquid from the spinach and chop it. Combine the spinach with the yolks, herbs and ricotta. Season and fold in the egg whites.

Return pan to the heat with remaining butter. when hot pour in the egg mixture, then turn down the heat to medium and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan and place under a grill until golden.

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posted by ramtops on 29 Jul 07 - 7052 views

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