Monday, April 30, 2012

Omelets Both EASY and Beautiful

When I woke up this morning, I noticed my daughter was attempting to cook eggs. What at first looked like an omelet, soon looked like scrambled eggs. Once she was finished, I asked her what she was cooking. She told me she was trying to cook an omelet, but messed up as she had, alas, many times before. It all happened in the flipping over of the omelet. So, I asked, "Haven't I ever taught you how to cook an omelet the easy way?" After a little conversation, we figured that I hadn't. So, for all of you who would like to make a beautiful omelet...every time, here's some help.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 eggs, canola or olive oil, salt, pepper, cheese, onions, bell peppers, ham or sausage or bacon, any other ingredient you like.

Utensils: fork or whisk, spatula, bowl or cup, non-stick frying pan, extra plate, oven with broiler, and stove

1. Pre-heat the stove eye to medium high and pour some canola or olive oil in it into a non-stick pan

2. Once hot, cook all meat and vegetables in pan until vegetables are translucent and met is cooked.

3. While waiting, go ahead and crack 2 to 3 fresh eggs into a cup or bowl and scramble them with a fork until they are frothy.

4. Remove all ingredients from pan once cooked and place on a plate for later.

5. While pan is still hot, pour some more oil of your choice into the pan. Wait a moment to heat.

6. Pour whisked eggs into the frying pan.

7. Immediately place other ingredients, except for the cheese, on top of the now cooking eggs.

8. Turn oven broiler on high.

9. Sprinkle as much cheese as you'd like (or as much as you have, as the case may be) on top of the ingredients.

10. Now, here's the trick...Pull the pan off the stove and place under the broiler until the cheese melts. This should only take a minute or two depending on the heat of your broiler.

SAFETY TIP: Make sure you leave the handle of the pan sticking out the oven or your hand could be instantly blistered.

11. Once the cheese has melted, remove the pan from the oven. Slide a spatula under the omelet. and slide it onto an awaiting plate. At this point, it will still be open.

12. If you have placed your ingredients in the center of the omelet, you can easily use your fingers and fold over the sides in thirds over the ingredients. If you have placed all your filling on one side, then you can simply fold one half over the filling and, voila, you're done.

Finally, If you would like, you can put more cheese on top of the folded omelet and place it once again under the broiler to melt more cheese, but that's up to you. In addition, you can also dollop sour cream and salsa, or any other savory topping to make your omelette just like you want it. Your only limit is you own imagination. ENJOY!!

Thanks to our Jews for Jesus missionary, Mitch, who taught my son, Ben, and me how simple making an omelet can be.

Trey Rhodes

1 comment:

  1. I heard some of you are already trying this out and it worked. Thanks for trying!