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What Ingredients are the Best Things to Put in Omelettes? How to Make Omelet Recipes
Omelets can be created with so many fillings!
I love omelets! My favorite ingredients are mushrooms and cheese! I also like chopped onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, ham, sausage, bacon--the list goes on. Really, you can use whatever you have on hand and what you're in the mood for. I often put sour cream on top with salsa. This article will give you choices of meat and cheese fillings, vegetable choices, and even toppings to top things off!
Omelet or Omelette?
How is the word spelled? It appears that only American English prefers "omelet" rather than "omelette," which is of French origin. Still, according to Grammarist.com, there are American publications that use "omelette." It seems that both are accepted spellings, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. http://grammarist.com/spelling/omelet-omelette/
How to Make an Omelet
First, before you start filling your omelet, let's make sure you know how to make one. I make mine with three eggs mixed with a little milk (maybe 1/4th cup), salt and pepper. Pour into a small non-stick pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cook a few minutes until most of runny mixture is cooked.
At this point, put all the ingredients you've decided on on one side of the omelet. Fold over the other side and let cook until egg is done and fillings are tender. When I use onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms, I put those in pretty early to make sure they get cooked enough.
Okay, let's move on to the good part--what fillings and toppings to use.
Meat Options for Omelets
Here are some meat options to put on your omelet:
- lunchmeat (bologna, salami)
- hot dogs? (Be creative!)
Veggie Omelet--mushrooms, bell peppers, scallions, and cheese
Vegetable Options for Omelets
Vegetables taste great on omelets. Here are some possibilities:
- bell peppers--green, red, orange, and yellow
- onions--white, yellow, red, or green (scallions)
- alfalfa sprouts
Cheese and other fillings
Cheese, to me, is a must-have in any omelet. Any kind will do--cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss, Pepper Jack, Mozzarella, and Velveeta or other processed cheese. Listed below are some other additions, too.
- black olives
- pepperoncinis or banana peppers
Toppings for Omelets
Once you've decided on what goes in your omelet, you can decide what to plop on top. Here are some options:
- green salsa
- sour cream
- Ranch dressing
Folding Omelet Pan
Or try a Microwave Omelet Pan!
Putting it all together in an Omelet
Now, let's put together some of these combinations.
Mushroom Omelet--This omelet, while simple, would have to be about my favorite. I love cooked mushrooms. Use fresh, not canned, and add cheese. I like onions with this one, too, and fresh garlic or garlic salt is another option. I like to top this one with sour cream. I have also made Hollandaise sauce for this omelet, an idea I got from a restaurant. Green salsa is also yummy on this omelet.
Bacon and Tomato Omelet--Crumble cooked bacon, chopped tomatoes, and choice of cheese. Top with sour cream or Ranch dressing.
Veggie Omelet--Load up your omelet with chopped veggies. Best choices are bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and, of course, cheese! Adding black olives and jalapenos are also a tasty addition. This omelet is good with red or green salsa, along with sour cream. Use some or all of these choices.
Spinach Omelet--I love these! Add spinach, along with items such as onions, mushrooms, and garlic. And cheese, of course!
Avocado Omelet--This is a unique omelet that I recently created. Slice an avocado to fill omelet. Add cheese and alfalfa sprouts. Top with choice of toppings. Experiment with this one!
Meat Lovers' Omelet--Fill omelet with choice or a mixture of bacon, sausage, and ham. Add cheese. This is a good simple omelet like this. Loving veggies, though, I would add onions and bell peppers to this mixture, possibly mushrooms, too. Consider jalapenos for spice. Top this hearty omelet with sour cream and salsa for a great meal!
Try these omelet combinations or create your own. Omelets are a meal in themselves!
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