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Omelet Gramajo

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Omelet Gramajo is served in cafes and bodegas all over Argentina. There are many different stories about its origins but Francis Mallmann, author of Seven Fires, tells one that is close to his heart. He claims that this omelet was created by Arturito Gramajo, husband of the famous tango singer Elisita Gramajo. Mallmann's grandmother, or Tata, told him that she was once courted by Gramajo all the way back in 1919.

Romantic stories aside, I thought that this omelet was an elegant combination of traditional American breakfast ingredients. You have your fried potatoes (or hash browns), ham (or the more refined jamón ibérico), and eggs.

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