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Brunch Omelet Torte

Brunch Omelet Torte

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Michele O'Sullivan

This recipe requires some time to prepare, but is sensational for a special breakfast or brunch. The torte can be refrigerated overnight and baked before serving.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 781 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 51.1 g
  • 79%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.3g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 253 mg
  • 84%
  • Sodium:
  • 976 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. On lightly floured surface, gently roll each sheet of puff pastry into a 12-inch square. Lay 1 sheet puff pastry into a deep-dish pie plate or springform pan; set aside.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet 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, crisp, and tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Combine the eggs, parsley, a pinch of salt and pepper, and 2 tablespoons water in a bowl and whisk well. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a clean skillet over medium heat until butter sizzles.
  4. Pour half of omelet mixture (3/4 cup) into heated skillet. Cook over medium heat. As omelet mixture sets, lift edges 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 tablespoon of butter and omelet mixture.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  6. Layer ingredients into pie plate on top of puff pastry in the following order: one of the omelets, 4 ounces ham, half of the fried potatoes, and 1 cup shredded cheese. Top with remaining potatoes, ham, cheese, and omelet. Cover the torte with the 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. The torte can now be refrigerated overnight (see Cook's Note).
  7. In small bowl, whisk together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water; brush over puff pastry.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until the pastry is a rich golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand at least 5 minutes; cut into wedges. You may serve the torte warm or at room temperature.
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Reviews

cway
72
11/19/2009

This is really a fantastic recipe. But why make it in a pie pan when you can use a spring form pan and have a really beautiful presentation. I made it ahead and froze it as others have done but when I served it I added a green Chile Hollandaise sauce over the top. It really blew every one away.

bbqgirl
65
4/27/2003

This was delicious! I made it ahead of time & froze. The night before serving, I removed from freezer & placed in fridge. In the morning I baked it as directed--wonderful! This is my family's new favorite for special mornings!

MAGGIE MCGUIRE
65
9/11/2003

This recipe sounds so time-consuming...but it really isn't.Its a great one for camping! I made ahead, froze, then thawed overnight for baking at the campsite. My guys loved it! Since their tastes lean to more savory, I mixed cheddar and jalopena pepper jack cheeses. Used twice the egg called for and half the potatoes. Also added chopped cooked country sausage links. Yummy! Even the other campers came by to see what smelled so good. Had to sit down and write out recipe five times!!!! This is a definite keeper.