Modern and classic Parisian recipes abound in Tasting Paris, by renowned blogger and author Clotilde Dusolier of Chocolate & Zucchini. Pick up a copy and freshen up your French repertoire in time for your next gathering. This potato chip and chive omelet is a chic, texturally pleasing riff on a classic French egg preparation. 

This omelet is on the menu at Lazare, the classic French restaurant that Michelin-starred chef Éric Frechon runs within Paris’s Saint-Lazare train station. As is the fashion in modern brasseries, Lazare features a semainier, a roster of seven dishes each available one day a week — a clever way to build anticipation, as well as encourage customers to come back again and again, until their collection is complete.

Thursday is lapin à la casserole (braised rabbit), Friday is brandade de morue (salt cod gratin), and come Saturday, the kitchen is ready to roll out potato chip omelets to eager diners and their offspring. I imagine I don’t have to sell you too hard on the idea of this dish. (I had you at “potato chip,” right?) It’s an easy one to make at home, and the perfect use for the crushed bits of chips at the bottom of the bag. A recipe tester who shall remain anonymous said it was excellent hangover food.

Reprinted with permission from Tasting Paris