How to Make a Gourmet Breakfast Omelette
Eggs are definitely my specialty. There are so many ways to cook an egg: scrambled, over-easy, hard-boiled, to name a few. Today I served omelettes.
The options available to customizing an omelette are truly endless. Try adding your favorite ingredients or something new to spruce it up a bit and keep things fresh.
Being a vegetarian, this most often includes veggies & cheese for me, but you can add whatever you like. So, get creative & enjoy cooking the perfect breakfast omelette.
It's All About the Pan
Having the right kitchen tools can often make a huge difference in how your meal tastes, as well as, visual presentation. When cooking omelettes, a small, non-stick pan is ideal.
Note: Use a small, non-stick pan for two egg omelettes and a medium, non-stick pan for large omelettes.
- 2-3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- your choice of fillings, see below for suggestions
Now this is the part where you can really get creative, here are a few suggestions.
- spinach, mushroom & swiss cheese
- broccoli & cheddar
- black beans, avocado & salsa (served with non-fat greek yogurt)
I'd love to hear from you.
What do you like to put in your omelette? Please add suggestions to the comment section below.
- Preheat pan
You should allow your pan to heat up while you prepare your eggs & any other ingredients you wish to add to your egg omelette. Preheat the pan on the stove top to medium low.
- Scramble eggs with milk
The key to fluffy eggs is to use a tall, plastic cup, so there is plenty of room for mixing. Break 2-3 eggs into the cup and add about 1/4 cup of milk. Then using a fork beat the eggs and milk rapidly to add air and create lots of bubbles.
- Add the egg mixture to pan
Slowly add the egg mixture to the pan, keeping the stove top on medium low.
- Prepare any fillings, if needed
I like to sautee my veggies in a little olive oil or garlic, or if I am using frozen vegetables, I will steam them a little, so they are easier to chop up.
- Flip the egg
Watch the edges of your eggs in the pan, once they start to appear cooked, slowly slip a large spatula under the entire egg and flip it over.
- Add cheese & any additional ingredients
Allow the cheese to melt and bottom of omelette to lightly brown before folding.
- Fold in half & serve
Omelettes are big enough to be served alone, or you can choose to deliver a larger meal by adding toast, home-fried potatoes, tator tots, or tossed salad, as a healthy alternative.