Recipe for Greek Style Artichoke & Fresh Fava Bean Omelet
Artichoke & Fava Bean Omelet Recipe Ingredients:
- 3 small trimmed artichokes
- 1 cup fresh or frozen green fava beans
- Olive oil for frying
- 1 medium sliced onion
- 1-2 cloves, minced garlic
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sliced (optional) spicy sausage or loukanika (Greek sausage)
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Fresh chopped parsley
Directions on How to Make Greek Omelet With Artichokes and Fava Beans:
Halve the artichokes and slice each half into 4 segments. Wipe dry with paper towels.
Blanch the fava beans for 5 minutes in boiling water, and then plunge into cold water. Drain and reserve.
In a heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the artichokes, onion, and fava beans. When the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes, add the minced garlic and sauté briefly.
With a slotted spoon, remove the vegetables from the skillet, leaving as much of the oil in the skillet as possible. Pass the oil through a fine sieve, wipe the skillet with paper towels, and pour the oil back into the skillet.
Beat the eggs lightly. Heat the oil over low heat and pour the eggs into the skillet. Add the sautéed vegetables and sausage slices, and season with salt and pepper. Stir the egg mixture with a fork for a few seconds, until the omelet begins to thicken. Continue cooking for about 1 minute, or until the omelet is almost firm and starts to brown on the bottom. Carefully slide the omelet onto a plate, invert the skillet over it, and turn over. Sauté the omelet for a few seconds on the second side.
Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and serve immediately.
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