Angie M & Annika
Annika made me this omelette.. her first one....😍
It had broccoli, mushrooms, onion, spinach , egg and mozzarella cheese on top!!!!
I love me an omelette....especially when it's made for me!!!
God bless and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!!
Angie and Annika in CA!!!!
This, my friend, is a 5-egg omelet. Or what Matt calls "a Viking's meal." In our house, Matt is the omelet king. So much so, that even Christopher was shocked to come home from school and see me in the kitchen making omelets. Anyhoo, I added in leftover New Year's ham, avocado, tomato, & colby jack/cheddar cheeses. My trick was to broil the top of the egg before I put on the toppings and flipped it. Enjoy!
Whisk 5 eggs together with 2 tablespoons of milk. Add a pinch of salt to the egg mixture. Pour into a greased pan over medium heat. Scrape the egg mixture with your spatula from the edge of the pan to the center. The wet mixture will fill into the spot you scraped up. Keep doing this until all of the wet mixture has been drained from the top and cooked. Place pan under low broil in oven to cook the rest of the wet egg mixture until it no longer shakes. Add toppings and flipped. Voila!
An omelette by any other name....
I originally planned an omelette in the Elizabeth David tradition. A simple cheese omelette with a salad, baguette, and a glass of wine. But then I found inspiration elsewhere. The book A Year Between Friends: 3191 Miles Apart has a recipe for a Good Luck Frittata. I didn't use that recipe but I did make a hybrid version. I'm laboring under the assumption that at least four of us had black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. And collards...possibly ham? Guess What? That's going into a frittata!
I essentially made Hoppin' John and threw it into a cast iron skillet with eggs. Well, here's the recipe:
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 can (about 14 ounces) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup water
About 16 ounces black-eyed peas ( You can buy them frozen,just make sure that they are thawed before throwing them in)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced carrots
3/4 cup thinly sliced celery with tops
3 cloves garlic, minced
12 ounces fully cooked ham cut into 3/4-inch pieces
3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt ( I opted out on the salt since I clean my cast iron skillet with coarse salt, it maintains the flavor)
Combine rice, chicken broth, and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in black-eyed peas; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until the rice and peas are tender and liquid is absorbed.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic; cook and stir 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add ham; heat through. Add hot rice mixture, pepper sauce, collards, and salt; mix well. Cover; cook over low heat 10 minutes.
At this point I removed the Hoppin'John from the skillet and added a combination of butter and oil to the skillet. Keep at medium heat and allow the butter to melt. Once it's melted add whisked eggs (I used 6 eggs) to the skillet. Give it a minute to cook then throw in some or all of the Hoppin'John on top. Diligently scrap and lift the egg mixture with a spatula and move the skillet a bit so that some of the eggs move and cover the Hoppin'John. Once that's happened move the skillet to the broiler and broil roughly 5 minutes. The time varies depending on how many eggs are used. Remove from broiler and slice up and serve immediately
Sautee diced veggies in butter, when done throw in meat of choice (mine is always bacon). Pour egg over it flip,when needed then top with cheese
The biggest problem I have when it comes to making dinner is, it's hard to gauge when Randy is going to get home.. It can be anywhere between 6:30 and 7:00. I know that a half hour isn't really a big deal in most circumstances.. But when preparing food.. It may as well be a lifetime. With that said.. Here's my well done omelette
ham (leftover from Christmas dinner)
salt & pepper to taste
dollop of sour cream
Saute onions and garlic, add chopped ham. Once onions are soft, add eggs. Add shredded cheese. Place in 350* oven for about minutes to cook eggs completely.
I prepared this more along the style of a frittata. Primarily because I never know when Randy will get home.
Well here is our first food challenge of the new year!!
Let us break bread together!!
Angie M, Annika, Nikita, Angie C, auntie, Amy and Georgia
How to join:
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