An omelet or omelette is a breakfast food that consists of an egg based wrapper around a filling of your favorite foods. Omelettes are very easy to make and require little time to create. Always be sure that your fillings are pre-cooked or able to be finished in the time available.
Basic ingredients needed for one omelette:
Oil, non-stick spray, butter or margarine
Salt and/or pepper (optional to taste)
Suggested fillings for an omelette:
- Ham, cheese, green peppers and onions
- Chopped chicken, Swiss cheese and pre-cooked bacon
- Pre-cooked bacon and sausage
- Broccoli or most other seasonal vegetables
- Chopped tomatoes, optionally with the gooey seedy parts removed
- Pan fried garlic, mushrooms, and fennel
- Zucchini and leeks
- Cheese; cheddar, pecorino Romano, blue cheese, Swiss.
- Spinach, cheese and pinenuts.
- Sauteed spinach
- Pancetta, wood fired or lightly roasted baby potatoes & fresh herbs
- New potatoes, mushrooms and cheese
- Sausage, mushrooms and blue cheese
- Smoked salmon, crispy potatoes and herbs with sour cream
- Smoked salmon, brie and fresh herbs
- Prawns and brie with fennel confit
- Pancetta, bocconcini and basil
These suggested fillings are only to give you ideas. Basically, you may use any fillings that you like. Egg omelettes can be different every time you make them!
Chop up the filling and add them to a pan with Oil, non-stick spray, butter or margarine. Stir occasionally and allow to cook until done. If you are using meats, such as chicken, pork, beef or fish pre-cook the meat before adding to the filling. Note that if you will be using a cheese product you do not add it to the filling at this time.
Mix or whisk the eggs in a bowl until they are evenly colored. Add salt and pepper to taste. You may add water or milk to the eggs to thin them out if desired. If you are limiting cholesterol in your diet you may separate the eggs and use only the whites. If you choose to do this use 3 to 4 eggs instead of two.
Pour the egg mixture into a cool skillet or frying pan. Rotate the pan until the eggs cover the entire surface of the pan. Turn the heat setting to about the middle – not too hot. Stir constantly until the egg mixture becomes solid. If you do not stir the eggs enough you may have some difficulty in getting the upper portion of the eggs to solidify. If this happens you can lift the edges of the eggs and tilt the pan slightly to allow the still liquid egg mixture to flow under the solidified part.
Loosen the egg at the edges until you can slide a spatula under the eggs. You will need to flip the eggs carefully to avoid breaking them up.
Once you have flipped the eggs it is time to place the hot filling on top of the mixture. Cover 1/2 of the egg mixture with your chosen fillings. If you decided to use cheese now is the time to add it.
Slip the spatula under the half that doesnt have the filling and flip it over to enclose the filling,
After folding your omelette, you may want to top it with grated cheddar cheese, hollandaise sauce or other topping. You may also garnish the omelette with cream cheese or sour cream.
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