Why have we never heard of this concoction!?!? We LOVE rum—it’s our consistent, loyal, always-available buddy. So why not put rum in food? We’re not talking about eggnog or rum cake. Pfft. We’re talking:
Omelet au Rhum
This recipe is ancient-- we're talking 1885 ancient. How heavenly though. An omelet. With rum. In it.
Here’s the recipe:
Make an omelet the way you make an omelet. Fold it; Turn it out on a hot dish; dust a liberal quantity of powdered sugar over it, and singe the sugar into neat stripes with a hot iron rod (will a curling iron work?), heated on the coals(?). Pour a wine-glassful of warmed rum around it, and when on the table—set fire to it! With a tablespoon dash the burning rum over the omelet, blow out the fire, and serve.
Opa! Wait, wrong flaming food item.