ICYMI: Hot Tails' South Louisiana Style Red Bean Omelette
BATON ROUGE - October Chef of the Month Owen Hohl of New Roads eatery Hot Tails returned to the 2une In Kitchen Wednesday to show off a hardcore South Louisiana Style omelette with red beans that the chef says is a standout item on the restaurant's weekend brunch menu.
If you've got breakfast on the brain, Chef Hohl says this substantial four-egg omelette with red beans topped with house pickle peppers, hot sauce and hollandaise sauce made in house is sure to satisfy. If that doesn't sound like enough to quell your a.m. hunger, Hohl serves the entree up with hash browns sautéed with garlic in butter, cheesy green onion grits and a choice of biscuit or toast on the side.
The chef starts with four eggs and adds 1/4 cup of heavy cream, beats them until frothy and adds them to a cast-iron skillet. As far as heat goes, Chef Hohl says they appropriately keep the burners at Hot Tails on high as they are cranking out dishes to order, but medium-high can also work as long as you continue to pull the eggs inward in the skillet as they cook. Add the red beans as the omelette is almost done.
The News Roads chef says the toppings are where this popular brunch dish really lifts off as he adds spice in the form of house pickle peppers and hot sauce. For a store bought approximation of the sauce used in his kitchen, Chef Hohl recommends going with Crystal Hot Sauce or something with similar spice and flavor. He finishes up by topping the Louisiana style omelette with a hollandaise sauce they prepare in house.
Weekend brunches are a specialty at Hot Tails with plenty of drink specials, and they even open the full menu in addition to the breakfast items. They even do catering. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hot Tails on Sundays. The restaurant is located at 1113 Hospital Road in New Roads. Click here for directions and dial (225) 638-4676 if you want to contact them.
To check out the full menu and see regular business hours, be sure to check out their website at www.hottailsrestaurant.com.