Crab meat omelette

Cooking time: 30 min
Difficulty: medium
Omelette alla polpa di granchio

Melt half the butter in a small saucepan, add the crab meat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Season with salt and plenty of pepper, add the cream and cook over a low heat for 15 minutes without letting the butter turn brown. Lightly beat the eggs with a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and 1 tablespoon cold water. Melt the remaining butter in a frying pan, pour in the eggs and cook until set on the underside and soft on top. Spoon the crab meat on the one half of the omelette, fold over and serve.


Coll. (2010), "The Silver Spoon", Phaidon, 392

Suggested wine
Spumante TICINO DOC “Blanc de Noir” Extra Brut – Methode classique
Fr. 29.00

Serves 4

  • 50 g / 2 oz butter
  • 50 g / 2 oz crab meat, drained if canned, and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons double cream
  • 6 eggs
  • salt and pepper