To begin, I realise I already did an omelet post. But I feel like that was a specialised omelet, not the sort of thing you can necessarily find in a diner or Denny's. Here, I've decided to do the classic American omelet. Which is actually French. I hope you understand.
Most omelets are made with three eggs. Three eggs?! Sweet Gorbachev! One egg has 71% of one's daily cholesterol intake (based on a 2000 calorie diet)! My feelings on the matter can be summed up in this poem.
So, when I order omelets at diners, I ask for egg whites. At home, I replace an egg with an ounce or two of milk. And I try to eat that omelet when I know I'm going to have a workhorse kind of day.
The Gist of Omelet Making
Put a little oil or butter in a pan and let it get hot or melt over medium-low heat. Whisk together 2 eggs, 1-2 oz. milk, and a heavy pinch of salt in a small bowl. When the pan is hot, pour in the egg mixture and let stand for a minute, until the bottom firms up. On half the egg, sprinkle on your fillings: up to 1 oz. of cheese, a handful of chopped veggies, and/or a small quantity of finely chopped meat. With a spatula, carefully slide the omelet up the side of the pan, then deftly fold it over itself. Some uncooked egg will spill out; it's not a big deal. Cook for a bit on the one side, then flip over to cook the other. Cook the egg until almost done; it will finish cooking on the plate. Sprinkle with chives or parsley, season with black pepper (and more salt, if necessary), and serve with some wheat toast.
|Packed with enough energy to till an entire field!|
Super easy, quick meal designed to load you up with enough energy to get you through the day, the night, and part of the next morning.
Play It Again, Sam, a romantic comedy in three acts by Woody Allen. Premiered at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City on 12 February 1969, starring the playwright and Diane Keaton, among others.