This gastronomic dish was named after Arnold Bennett a well-known English novelist in the 1900’s. Chefs at the Savoy Hotel in London perfected a haddock omelette and named it after him. The original recipe contained hollandaise and béchamel which are very rich and quite tasking to do at home. Smoked haddock is easily available in supermarkets but feel free to use other types of fish if desired.
100g smoked haddock fillets
1/4 cup cream
4 eggs, separated
1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Place the haddocks in a saucepan half filled with water. Set the heat to high and bring it to a boil. Simmer it for another 5 minutes or until the fish is cooked. Drain well and flake it.
Melt half of the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the flaked haddock and two tablespoons of cream. Cook it for 2-3 minutes and then remove from heat and let it cool.
Put the egg yolks in a small bowl and beat them. Add 1 tablespoon of cream. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold in the egg yolks, the haddock mixture and half of the grated cheese.
Melt the remaining butter in a non-stick frying pan. Pour in the egg mixture and cook it for 4-6 minutes. When it is almost set, pour the remaining ream over it. Season it with salt and pepper and sprinkle it with the remaining cheese. Cook it for another 5 minutes or until it the eggs and cream are fully set. Transfer to a plate and slice. Serve with lime wedges and salad or toast.
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