Sunday, May 2, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Omlettes

The TV show Food Revolution might be over, but Jamie Oliver is still going strong. On Friday he posted a quick omlette recipe in his Twitter stream and challenged followers to try it. We didn't get a chance on Friday, but it was all I could think about all weekend. Omlettes? Easy. Even Jake made one in Foods class and he got an 'A'. I could make one...and the thing about omlettes is you can have fun filling them. The one pictured here has turkey bacon, sharp Cheddar, and diced green onions.

We switched to turkey bacon awhile ago. At first Jake protested a little, but once he got used to it, he now declares that he prefers it to pork. There's far less fat and calories, so it's healthier. Our favorite brand is Butterball. I cook it up in a little olive oil to make it extra crispy.

So, how do you make yourself an omlette? You will need:

2 eggs
pat of butter (about a tbsp)
salt and pepper
small bit of shredded cheese
1/2 scallion, minced finely
2 slices of turkey bacon

In a skillet over medium heat, gently cook the turkey bacon in a small amount of olive oil until they are lightly browned. Remove to paper towel and blot. Chop into smallish pieces.

Either wipe the skillet clean, or get a different skillet and melt the butter over low heat until bubbling. Pour in your eggs and move the pan around so that they spread out. Continue to cook on low, moving the egg a little bit to allow the raw egg to run underneath and cook. Once the egg is pretty much cooked through, sprinkle your cheese, scallion bits, and bacon in the center. Gently fold in half with a spatula. Don't worry if yours falls apart a bit, it takes some practice!

Slide onto a plate, garnish with any leftover bits of bacon, cheese, or scallions, and eat!

Makes one omlette.
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