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The Humble little, oval sphere found in almost all homes, anywhere in the World over….EGGS, fragile enough to crack under pressure…
… YET this little Miracle Is jammed packed with Goodness. Take a look at some of the Benefits of Eggs, depicted in this picture illustration below(sourced off the internet)
Personally, *Confession Alert*, I don’t eat eggs fried/cooked with the egg yolks, just something that has always been with me ever since childhood, alot like my Late mum, who also, like myself, enjoyed the egg whites alot more. My better-half though, Imran, loves Eggs, so every now and then I do deviate from the normal rushed brekkie , and make him an Omelette, a techinque I had learned from childhood, watching my eldest sister, Nazia, who also loves eggs.
So today, with just a few simple ingredients, I show you how to make a Simlpe Omelette , keeping in mind that any number of topping options may be used.
I have used just 4 major Ingredients…Eggs, Peppers, Mushrooms and Cheese. ( Take a look at my Notes right at the bottom of the Recipe Card for more options)
Happy Omelette Whisking Lovelies
2 Extra Large Eggs
2 Mushrooms sliced (button mushroom variety)
2 Tablespoons Chopped Bell Peppers (any colour)
4 Tablespoon Grated Cheddar Cheese
3 Tablespoon Milk
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder (dissolved in 1 Tablespoon Water OR Milk)
? Crack the eggs into a bowl, add the salt and pepper to season
? Add the Milk to this and whisk well.
? Stir fry the chopped vegetables in a teaspoon or two of Butter and keep aside.
? Now Add the dissolved baking powder to the whisked eggs, and stir in well.
? To a seperate Pan (medium sized non-stick frying pan), melt 1 Tablespoon Butter on medium/low heat, and add the whisked eggs.
?Cover the Frying pan with a Lid, allow the eggs to start cooking.
? Remove Lid after 1 minute, or as the eggs begin to “Puff Up”, now gently use a spoon to pull the eggs away from the sides of the pan and gently push any “runny egg mixture” to the edge allowing for those to cook as well.
? Top one side of the cooked eggs with the stir fried vegetables.
? Sprinkle on About 3 Tablespoons cheese and gently fold over, using a flat spoon/spatula, the other end of the eggs, so that it Encloses the fillings.
? Switch off the heat, sprinkle on the rest of the Cheese, and cover the pan with the lid until cheese melts.
? Best Enjoyed HOT, with a sprinkle of Fresh chopped Parsley.
NOTES by FOODEVA MARSAY
? Any size of eggs may be used. Season with salt/pepper according to taste.
? Add chopped cold meats/sausages/any other chopped vegetables, for more variety.
? ALWAYS stir fry the toppings, as this brings them to a warmer temperature and leaves no “cold spots” when digging into an omelette?
? If you find it difficult to fold over an omelette, try adding the toppings to the center of cooked eggs, then flapping over either sides over toppings.
? Another great way to serve the omelette (this I love to make when I’m in a hurry, has an almost “Pizza Like Omelette”look to it, is set the oven on grill function before staring the stove top preps, when done topping with all the fillings and cheese, simple slot the pan into the oven just until the cheese melts…YUMMMMM
? Egg Whites work just as well with above recipe (MY FAVS?)
? For a less rushed morning, why not keep the topping ingredients already chopped in your fridge?