I once made an omelet so good that it got me kicked out of the house. Okay, maybe that wasn’t the main reason, but it was the last straw. It happened a few months into dating this British Pro-Golfer. For whatever reason, I had broken up with him and found myself in his kitchen the day after. To offer consolation I thought I would do something nice. I rummaged through his sparse bachelor-pad refrigerator and found eggs, cheese and some kind of leftovers with a meat I can’t recall. So, I made omelets.
I didn’t understand his surprise when he entered the kitchen (he knew I was there). First, he asked, “Where did you find the ingredients to make this?” I pointed to his kitchen. After taking a bite, he half asked, half exclaimed, “You can cook, too?!” I smiled and waited for a compliment. What I got was a heavy english accent, saying, “Get out. Get out, now!” Wow, what an omelet.
Here is one version; my Kale & Cheese Omelet. Please, don’t run me off if it turns out too good.
Kale and Cheese Omelet Recipe
|Preparation time: 10 minutes||Cook time: 5 minutes||Serves: 1|
|Technique: Sauteing||Taste: Savory||Advanced|
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp butter
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ cup cut kale
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- ½ small chopped onion
- ⅓ cup mozzarella cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Mince garlic and chop onion. Beat eggs and milk together. Heat 1 tbsp butter in small saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onions. Saute until translucent. Add kale. Saute kale until wilted, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Scoop kale from pan and set aside. Add the other tbsp of butter to pan, return to medium heat, melt butter and evenly distribute over bottom of pan. Add beaten eggs. Lift corners of egg mixture, allowing liquid eggs to run beneath and cook. Do this until most of egg is cooked, but leave enough uncooked egg on top for a glossy texture. Add salt, pepper, kale and most of cheese. Gently, fold mixture over until both sides meet. Add remaining cheese to top. Only cook for another minute or so. Remove from heat. Mixture will continue to cook. Allow to sit until cheese has mostly melted. Garnish and serve.
- Add chopped ham or turkey
- Use feta cheese instead of mozzarella
- Add oregano, basil and thyme
Serve as part of a complete breakfast.
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