Friday, January 15, 2010

Easy Cooking Omlette Recipe

Here is another egg based easy cooking for men recipe that an self respecting man should be able to whip together for an impromptu brunch or a breakfast for that special someone, its an omlette recipe. Use your imagination for ingredients on this recipe, you can almost think of an omlette like a pizza (make that vegetarian pizza).

  • 2 free-range eggs
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 scoop of butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • Soft cheese of your choice (use anywhere from Camembert to my favourite Boccancinni)
  • 1 teaspoon Minced garlic
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Capsicum
  • Spring onion
  • Chorizo sausage (optional)
  • Tabasco sauce (if you like a bit of a kick)

  • The eggs must be free-range. When ever eggs are the main ingredient don't even think about battery hen eggs. The flavour in free-range is so much better.
  • Use a large pan with a heavy base that can be placed in the oven.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
  • Omelette's cook quickly so you should prepare the ingredients first.
  • Slice the vegetables into the desired size. I prefer cut smaller for a breakfast / brunch type meal. Slice the cheese into thin(ish) slices.
  • Crack the eggs and add the garlic and beat the eggs lightly. It is important to use an egg whisk when beating as you want to get a lot of air into the mixture. Whisk until light and frothy.
  • Turn on the stove and start to heat the pan. Scoop in the butter.
  • Wait for the butter to melt, and the pan is hot and the butter sizzling.
  • Pour in the egg, cook until the base starts to set, less than 30 seconds, and then sprinkle the vegetables on top (except the parsley). Not the top should still be runny. Cook for another 30 seconds and remove from the heat.
  • Add the sliced cheese on top and place the pan into the oven.
  • Cook until the cheese starts to brown, remove pan from from the oven, remove omlette from the pan and place onto a plate, grind rock salt and pepper over the top, sprinkle the parsley on top, and serve with a fresh glass of orange juice immediately.

  • Add chorizo or Italian sausage onto the omlette at the same time as the vegetables
  • Serve with a splash of Tabasco sauce for an extra kick.

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