I cannot thank you all enough for helping to get me to round 4 of the project food blog. I was shocked and so flattered to find out that I made it to round 4! I also started to immediately panic, wondering what I would do for the next challenge.
Challenge #4 was to create step-by-step instructions on how to make or prepare something – but it is pictures, not words that need to guide the readers through the steps. I wanted to show you all how to prepare something that is simple, healthy and should be a staple in all households – although many people are intimidated by them – omelettes.
Omelettes are something, much like risotto, that once the basics are mastered, the possibilities are endless. You can serve your omelet plain, with cheese or get really fancy and add things like fresh herbs, bacon, vegetables, etc. Often thought of as simply a breakfast food, an omelette is an outstanding meal, anytime of the day.
It is also a dish that almost every culture has a variation on, truly making it a universal food. There are Iranian, Chinese, Italian, French, Thai, Spanish, Moroccan, Indian versions and a number of others that aren’t mentioned. Next time you’re out traveling? Make sure you try the local “omelette.” There’s a world of omelettes that go beyond the “Denver.”
Now, let’s get to the omelette!
Gather ingredients: 1 Tbsp butter, 2 eggs, 2 Tbsp milk, salt & pepper
Add milk, salt & pepper. Beat eggs for about 1 minute
Heat pan over medium-low heat. Add butter and when melted, swirl to coat entire pan
When hot, add egg mixture. Swirl pan and use spatula to loosen and round edges
When almost completely set, fold over in half, tilting pan to help. Let sit on heat for another 30 seconds to cook through
I can’t tell you that folding an omelette is exactly an easy thing to do, it takes some practice and I certainly don’t have it mastered. What I can tell you is that no matter what it looks like, it is going to taste amazing. Just make sure you use real butter – it makes all the difference in this simple dish.