Monday, May 3, 2010

(Second) Best. Omelet. Ever.

So after posting my pretty vegetable photos, b.e.g. wanted some photos of things I have cooked with said veggies! Sadly, I didn't take any photos ... up until tonight. When I made the (second) best omelet ever.

When I went to Michigan for spring break in March, I went out to a great little breakfast spot in Ferndale with my parents called Toast. While I usually order sweet breakfasty/brunchy items, for some reason that day I was really craving an omelet. So, I ordered what ended up being the best omelet EVER. MMMMMM. I think it was called the Parisienne (but I could be totally wrong), and the filling was: caramelized onions, sauteed spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese. And oh my gosh, every bite was like heaven! Since then, I have attempted to recreate this omelet several times in my own home, but I never have the right ingredients.

And, I still didn't tonight. But I had most of them. My ingredients: caramelized onions and shiitake mushrooms, sauteed spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and one wedge of Lite Swiss Laughing Cow cheese. Sidenote: veggies from my box included the spinach and the mushrooms. The remaining ingredients I already had in the fridge/pantry.

First, I caramelized the mushrooms and onions by sauteing (that just looks weird!) them in about 1 tbsp of olive oil. After the onions were soft, I added 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar and a dash of sugar. I let them cook on low for awhile. Then I added the spinach right at the end of the omelet-making process - because it cooks so quickly. Oh, and I tossed in some sun-dried tomatoes too after rehydrating them for a few minutes in a cup of really hot water.
I whisked 2 (brown, organic) eggs together with a little bit of water and threw them in another saute pan. This is where I usually eff up the omelets - I always flip too soon and it is a total disaster. I tried to let this one cook slow and low for awhile, and then put 3/4 of the filling in, along with one roughly "sliced" wedge of Laughing Cow cheese.
And then ... I flipped. Hmmmm. I guess I still haven't figured out how to make an omelet. Okay, so it's not pretty, but ... it's cooked.
I threw it on the plate and topped it with the rest of the veggies. Still not pretty. And don't worry, that is a small plate, not a dinner plate. It wasn't that big. But OH MY GOSH it was amazing!!!!!!!
If you like these ingredients ... go out. Buy them. Make this. Your taste buds will thank you!


brown eyed girl said...

OMG that looks amazing!! I love breakfast foods, especially omlettes! Why do I spell that so oddly?

Brittany Ann said...

Mmmm...caramelized onions and goat cheese make everything even more delicious!

Lisa said...

Considering this is pretty much just an amended recipe for your break-up fajitas, I think you should post that, too. :) Also, are you reading Hungry Girl? She recommends the one slice of that cheese you used in everything. I bought it though and I don't think I'm a fan.

Erin said...

Oh, this looks sooooo good! I feel new preggo craving coming on!

jenn said...

YUM. laughing cow cheese is the best. dont judge me, but sometimes i just eat it with a spoon.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That looks AMAZING!!

anonymous prep said...

Okay I had no idea what I was having for dinner, until now. This looks amazing! I'm a terrible omelet flipper as pancake flipping skills are almost just as bad.

sanjeet said...

looks amazing!
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