How to Make an Omelet?
There is nothing that says Sunday breakfast better than some omelets with freshly squeezed orange juice! Often omelets are perceived as boring and passed over for other options. Here are a few recipes how you can spice up the age-old omelet recipe and enjoy an amazing breakfast.
Indian Omelet (Serves One):
- 2 eggs
- ¼ onion finely chopped
- ¼ tomato finely chopped
- ¼ green pepper finely chopped
- ½ green chilly finely chopped (optional)
- Fresh Coriander (optional- can be substituted by dried herbs)
- Garlic Powder or 1/2 clove of garlic finely chopped
- Ham dices (optional)
- Olive oil
Step 1: Break the eggs in a bowl. Add salt (according to taste), pepper, and a pinch of garlic powder and whisk eggs. Add finely chopped vegetables and the green chillies, and ham dices (optional). Mix well.
Step 2: Put a small-to-medium sized frying pan/skillet on medium heat. Add a spoon of olive oil. Let it heat. Add the egg mixture and swirl the pan to let the eggs take the shape of the pan. Let it cook until the eggs starts to set a little and the omelet is ready to flip without spilling the ingredients. Flip the omelet. (This is the tricky part, often times; it is hard to flip the omelet without breaking or folding it. The key is to wait long enough until the eggs begin to set. See the tip at the bottom of the article for an easy way to flip the eggs).
Step 3: Let the eggs cook on the other side. Keep checking, by lifting a part of the omelet with a square turner, to see how cooked it is. Remove from heat and serve!
Optional: Add a spoon of grated cheese of your preference to the eggs mixture to make a cheesy omlette.
Recommended: Fry some bacon strips, slice a bagel (or hamburger bun) in half and toast. Layer the bagel/ bun with a fourth of the omelet, a bacon strip and garnish with chopped coriander. Serve with freshly squeezed orange juice.
TIP: For complete beginners, to flip the omelet, first transfer it to a plate from the frying pan. Now place the frying pan over the plate and turn the plate upside down over the frying pan