This is an absolute favourite in our house. The addition of smoked sausages is optional; they rather tend to take over the omelette. Unfortunately, there are those who believe they have not eaten unless meat can be detected in their food.
Cook the potatoes in the oil and butter for 10 minutes; add the bread and cook for another 5 minutes.
Separate the eggs, beat the yolks together with the wine. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks and fold into the yolks.
Heat the butter in a clean pan, add the eggs and cook for a few minutes, then spread over the potato and bread cubes, the sausage and the tomato. Cook for a few minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese and brown under the grill until the cheese melts. Eat immediately.
‘As common a vegetable as is the potato, no two cooks are agreed in the best manner for cooking it.’
A Married Lady, The Improved Housewife, 1845.
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