Monday, January 27, 2014


I have to admit that I've never made an omelet. Embarrassing? I don't know. When you're raising seven children, what're they going to do with an omelet? A mom would have to make seven omelets, and by then it would be time for lunch.

On our mission, however, I've learned how to make an omelet. Since I've never read an omelet recipe, I'm not certain if I'm doing it "correctly," but they're fairly easy, and good. Omelets are a good and healthy breakfast. A great way to start the New Year.

Since I didn't read a recipe, mine is not fully organized. It's a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, type of recipe. Here goes:

1 small, non-stick fry pan.

1 tsp of butter
3 eggs is best. 2 will work
approximately 2 TBSP milk
vegetables such as:
onion - 1/4 of a small one sliced and diced fine
fresh mushroom - 1 or 2
1 slice of ham, diced - optional
approximately 1/3 C. shredded cheese

Whisk together the eggs and milk in a small bowl, then set aside.

Melt the butter in the pan and cook the vegies and ham over med - med hi heat until just done and not over cooked. If you are not using ham, salt the vegies a little.
Put this mixture on a plate or in a bowl, and set aside. Add another tsp of butter to the pan, melt it, and add the egg mixture. Salt to taste. Cook over med-low heat, covered, until the top is nearly set.

Notice how the top of this still looks a little liquid. You don't want the omelet too dry.

Sprinkle the cheese across the middle. Add the cooked vegies.

Fold the egg over the top. Hold it still with a pancake spatula for a few seconds until it sets.

Slip it onto a plate and enjoy. My husband and I share this, but a hungry person might be able to finish it him/herself. Yum!


Valerie Ipson said...

I enjoyed this post. As a mom of 8, now I know why I never made omelets. Now my husband does, but there's just 3 of us at home now.

Tina Scott, author, artist said...

Thanks Valerie. They're a nice treat where there's not a houseful of mouths to feed.