This is one of my favorite omelets. I learned it from a fellow student in culinary school. She would whip up several of these for “family meal,” a ritualistic occasion where students just new to the restaurant kitchen cooked for the entire staff. All too often, this became a good-natured competition to see which class could outdo the others. You can also cook this omelet in the oven, like a frittata. Some folks suggest that you dice and salt the eggplant and place in a colander if you think it may be bitter.
— John E. Finn
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Excepted from The Perfect Omelet: Essential Recipes for the Home Cook by John E. Finn. Published by The Countryman Press, ©2017 John E. Finn. Illustrations by Diane L. Wright.