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Monday, August 9, 2010

An omelette you'll never get tired of





Spinach and mushroom omelette

Aside from making dishes that taste and smell good, my mother is also skilled at creating attractive presentations. However, nutrition is what she cares about the most.

Some of her friends recently came over for a visit. They were mostly vegetarians, so egg is a major source of protein for them. Mom made a nice meal for her guests, and their favorite dish was an absolutely delicious and nutritious omelette. The spinach and different types of peppers are all from our garden.

This omelette is to easy to make even if you're a novice at cooking; folding is the only tricky part. Regardless of the occasion, anyone who tastes the omelette would want it for every meal. It's hard to not eat the whole thing, save the plate!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cups red, green and yellow bell peppers, sliced
  • A handful of baby spinach leaves
  • About ¼ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • A pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Add salt to eggs and slightly beat them. Set mixture aside.
  2. Add olive oil to large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add egg mixture, and then peppers and mushrooms in that order when mixture begins to thicken. Sprinkle in spinach leaves and gently add cheese.
  4. Let eggs cook until light brown.
  5. With a spatula in each hand, carefully hold omelette in one hand and use the other to fold it into a third of its original size.
  6. Let stand for 1 minute; fold omelette again and flip over. Transfer to serving plate.

Tips

  1. You can experiment with the ingredients or change them to your liking, such as substituting the mozzarella with your favorite cheese. However, the mozzarella is what creates the cheesy texture and improves the taste.
  2. We usually use two whole eggs and two egg whites to reduce the cholesterol.
  3. The omelette in the second photo has no cheese; this is to show the other ingredients.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this dish! I always love Western systlye breakfast. I could recall when and where I eat this dish. Only, I can remember is it looks so beautiful and tasts so good!! I followed the instructions from your blog and practice at home! My first attempt of Omelette didn't look nice. ;( . I think that beacuse I put too much ingredients on the top of egg flat. I failedof rolling the omelette in a perfect shape. However, the favor of Omelette is still acceptable!! :0
    Review: 1. Three egges should be applied. 2. control appropriately the amount of ingredients of on the top of egg flat.
    ***Michelle***

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  2. Hi Michelle, thank you for your feedback. I am happy to see that you have taken the time to try our recipe. :-)

    Our main focus is to create a healthy dish, but you can improve the taste by reducing the amount of other ingredients. The time at which you fold the eggs may also affect the taste. You can also add other stuff (such as bacon, sausage, cheddar cheese, etc.) if you want.

    It does take some skill to fold the omelette into a "perfect" shape, but I'm sure you will master it. Good luck!

    Danny

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