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The generous recipe of the mère Poulard's omelette

M. et Mme Poulard | Malina Jones / Public domain

What’s this?

A French recipe from the 19th century: the delicious omelette of la mère Poulard!

It comes from Mont-Saint-Michel, in Normandy: a unique recipe, so light and puffy!

Aaah, what’s the secret? We don’t know, it’s a mystery! Maybe butter, a touch of cream? Anyway, eggs are beaten, beaten...

The little history

Annette Boutiaut?

Annette Boutiaut was born in Nevers, Burgundy, in 1851.

She became Mrs. Corroyer’s servant (wife of the Historical monuments architect, who came in Le Mont to restore the old abbey).

In 1873, Annette married Victor Poulard, son of the only baker in Le Mont-Saint-Michel!

They decided to open a hotel in a city street, la Grande-Rue.

Little hotel and big omelette

Travellers who crossed the bay were exhausted when they reached the Mont!

So they needed a bed, a nice little hotel... and a dinner!

Annette decided to make them an omelette. A terrific omelette! Tourists enjoyed it and asked for more.

Our couple became famous, with their delicious recipe.

In 1906, they finally retired: Victor died in 1924, Annette 7 years later. They were buried in Le Mont.

About the the author

I'm fond of strolls and History, with juicy and spicy details!