Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tasty Tuesday Omelet Torte!

Here's another great recipe from Diva Donna!

Brunch Omelet Torte (serves 8)

Prep time 1 Hr., Bakes in 30 min


  • 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 red potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 8 ounces cooked ham, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). On lightly floured surface, roll each sheet of puff pastry into a 12 inch square. Lay 1 sheet puff pastry into a 10 inch pie plate; set aside.
  2. In a 10 inch skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter until sizzling. Add potatoes, onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until potatoes are lightly browned and crisply tender, about 12 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a new skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter until sizzling. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together all omelet ingredients except remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Pour half of omelet mixture (3/4 cup) into heated skillet. Cook over medium heat. As omelet mixture sets, lift slightly with spatula to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath. Continue cooking until set, about 2 to 3 minutes. Slide omelet onto cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining butter and omelet mixture.
  4. Layer ingredients into pie plate on top of puff pastry in the following order: one of the omelets, 4 ounces ham, half of fried the potatoes, 1 cup shredded cheese, remaining potatoes, ham, cheese and 2nd omelet. Top with remaining sheet of puff pastry. Press together edges of both sheets of puff pastry to form a rim; trim off excess. Crimp or flute edges. In small bowl, stir together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water; brush over puff pastry.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes; cut into wedges.


  1. I think I took this photo straight from the pages of our Suzy's Memoirs. LOL!!!
    The recipe is mine. But the fun is all yours.

  2. OMG, breakfast is my favorite meal and this recipe sounds delish! Have you made it Donna? It look good, but time consuming.

    And I so want to be the middle of that boy sandwich in the photo!

  3. Man that recipe sounds absolutely amazing. I need to try that out.

    As for the group sandwich? I'm jealous of that woman! Lol.

  4. I could use a nice torte this morning. My big grey mare, Kira, got really sick yesterday, so I spent all evening with the vet and then checking up on her every half hour or so. When I last checked on her at midnight, she was lying down and moaning again. I was very surprised to find her alive this morning. She's on her feet, but is a little shaky and listless and still won't eat. She's colicked before, but never like this.

  5. AWW!!! Cheryl,
    Sorry to hear about Kira. Did she eat something bad?

  6. I don't know what caused it. She's lying down again, which is never a good sign.

  7. Cheryl, I'm sorry to hear about Kira. Keeping you both in my thoughts today!

  8. Sorry to hear about Kira, hope you and she have a better day today.

  9. Is colic in horses one of those things like the 'common cold'?? Something that's been around forever, but they still haven't found a cure?? Is it a disease or a symptom? I remember only that you should try to keep them up on their feet, and walking slowly, if you can---but I don't remember why...

    Both you and Kira will be in my thoughts and prayers today!

  10. It's more a symptom, Suzy. It's the way horses act when they get a bellyache, but it can have all kinds of causes.

    I tried walking her a little this morning, but she just gave up and laid down again. I just gave her some more pain shots to keep her comfortable. Maybe she'll go peacefully. If not, I'll probably have to put her down. Not quite ready for that, though.

  11. Cheryl, do vets have portable xray or sonogram machines. I'm sure it would be expensive, but what if she just has a blockage or something like constipation? Not to be grossly graphic, but I have a vague memory of my grandfather and a hose and the back end of a horse. He was fine afterward.

    I had no idea how serious this was. Sending you a big hug!

  12. Oh Cheryl! I am so empathetic! My horse colicked in Brown County once and it was terrifying! He did recover, but it was scary...maybe Kira will pass whatever she needs to pass and be okay. I'll send her healing energy. Did the vet try oiling her?

    Keep the faith!

  13. Cheryl, i am so sorry about kira. as i sit here, crying 4 her. i get so attached 2 animals. i totally understand what u r going through!


    we dont want anyone 2 suffer. their pain becomes our own. i am hoping 4 the best 4 both of u.

  14. Yes, Kira has been oiled and given all sorts of bowel relaxing drugs, but nothing seems to help. Surgery might have, but it's very expensive and Purdue is a long way from here. It was probably already too late for that anyway.
    Colic can be very serious. The last horse I had that was this bad died.

  15. How's your mare, Cheryl? Been thinking about you...

  16. I went up to check on her about an hour ago. She's lying down in the corner of the pasture near the barn. She nickers at me whenever I come to visit, but is very quiet otherwise. I'm going to give her another pain shot at about ten if I don't get called in to work before then.

  17. Kira was about where I left her the last time, but at least she was on her feet. I put a blanket on her and gave her a pain shot. We'll see.

  18. Holding a good thought and sending healing energy, Cheryl...take heart!

  19. I'm checking in late because I have a "cold" kicking my ass and my energy level is low.

    Well crap, I'm so sorry to hear about Kira. I just hate that helpless feeling when an animal family member isn't well. It just plain sucks. It sounds like you are doing the very best you can for her and doing what you can to keep her comfortable. It's so hard when an animal you love is sick. I send all good thoughts and hugs to you and Kira.

    Your recipe Diva Donna sounds divine...is there anything better than puff pastry.

    Oh yeah, being in the middle of that man sandwich:)