Monday, 16 May 2016

One Girolle does not an omelet make.



Last year I didn't eat a single Girolle, yesterday I found just one.

The Girolle season is just starting, and with some warmer weather on the way we should be eating Girolle omelets for quite a while.

So, yesterday's omelet was made with one Girolle, plus a small jar of bottled Cepes from last year. The various sized eggs come from our elderly egg supplier at the local Saturday market. 

Bloody delicious; and if you want to know how it tastes try Maxim's in Paris, and say Cro sent you.




28 comments:

  1. I thought you had wrtten about Giroud for a split second there. I wouldn't know a girolle from a giroud. He scored a hat-trick.

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  2. Will you be getting other hens, Cro? I remember you writing that the neighbour's dog killed your lovely black ones.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I think probably not. With a dozen fresh free-range eggs costing just €3, it's hardly worth it. But the Chicken run is still there!

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  3. You are back to have you delicious omelet!

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    1. We hope to be having some; my fingers are crossed.

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  4. Oh have all your hens gone then! I must have missed that. I have never eaten a girolle I'm not sure they grow round here. There used to be lots of field mushrooms in the back field, totally delicious. I do love an omelette.

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    1. Yes, I'm afraid our next door neighbour's dogs were too fast for them!

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  5. Have you posted your recipe for bottling your cepes? I expect it would work for other mushrooms.

    I have one lonely and confused chook, left (she crows in the morning and lays eggs through the day). Her (female) best mate passed with a flourish a couple of months ago. I feel bad that she is on her own as they are flock animals but I'm giving up on chook-husbandry -it's all too hard protecting the veggies and I can get genuine free-range eggs from a colleague.

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    1. If you type Oh YES!!!!! into the little white search strip (top left), you should find my recipe for bottling Cepes. I shall certainly be trying the same method for a few Girolles.

      It's nice having one's own Hens, but they do need to be productive. Ours weren't.

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  6. I have acquaintances who enthusiastically bought some chickens a few years ago. They have about half the number they started with and I think if it wasn't for their children, they would scrap the whole thing.

    A luscious omelet is a perfect way to start the day and also to end it.

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    1. I shall be going out in about 10 mins to look for a few more Girolles. Omelets are de rigeur in mid-spring.

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  7. Mm girolles - such a delicacy.

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    1. I think we need more rain, and more heat.

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  8. You are encouraging me to try some new-to-me mushroom varieties. I'll have to have a chat with some of the folks at the farmers markets who sell mushrooms.

    (Basic button and cremini mushrooms are the only ones I know. What do you suggest as a stepping off point?)

    Best wishes.

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    1. I live in an area known for its Girolles and Cepes. I have no idea if these grow in the USA. It would be amiss of me to suggest anything, as I don't know what your people sell (other than Morels).

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    2. Thank you. I'll let you know what I find out from the farmers, and if they encourage me to actually buy and try a new taste.

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  9. I've never heard of many of the mushrooms that you mention. I suppose the only way I'll ever get to try them is if I visit France one day.

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    1. Which I presume is on your 'Bucket List'.

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  10. My mouth waters at the thought of any kind of mushroom omelette - (I am an Elizabeth David fan).

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    1. Me too, Weaver; as was my mother.

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  11. Nothing nicer than an omelette. Our girls keep us in good supply. Happy hunting!

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    1. I agree, but someone else's girls are now keeping us happy.

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  12. One swallow does not Anne Summers make?

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