Sunday, January 8, 2012

What's in the Fridge Omelette...

I LOVE omelettes (or fritattas which are omelettes you don't flip and bake under the broiler).
You can eat them for breakfast, brunch or dinner and with the right sides they are always pretty, FABU yummy and a nice presentation...

I named it this b/c it was what I had in the fridge.  I went to Publix two days prior and absent mindedly bought one of those small pre-made spinach salads.  I thought, "ok I will be good and have this for lunch one day this week"  ...but alas I probably had a burger or sushi and this lone salad sat in my fridge.

Then on Christmas Eve I wanted an omelette and I thought, "oh rats, " I have nothing in the fridge to make it with.  Then, I opened the fridge and there in the corner as if there was a halo around it was my salad.  And here is how it went down....

From your Publix mini spinach salad retrieve:
  • pepper slices and chop
  • scallions
  • mushrooms – slice them
  • grape tomatoes - quarter
  • and about 4 grabs of the fresh spinach

Then in your omelette pan:
  • 2T olive oil
  • throw in the above and saute until spinach is wilted.
Isn't that just pretty!  Eating your colors is always pretty & healthy too!
Then scramble together
  • 2 eggs (or 1/2C of egg beaters)
  • 1/8C milk

Pour over the veggies and salt & pepper to taste.  cook until it seems firm.
Then add some shredded or sliced thing Havarti cheese (that's what I had in the fridge and it was FABU!!!! but you can use what you have).  Now if you want an omelette – take a spatula and carefully fold the omelette over on itself like it's a soft taco (the picture below was my attempt to flip it over but when it didn't it became a frittata).  

I know it looks a little messy but OMG! It tasted SUPER YUMMY!
If you want a fritatta – turn the broiler on low and stick the whole pan under it.  WATCH IT CAREFULLY – because the broiler is a tricky thing – it can burn really quick.  Once the cheese is melted – take it out and put it on the plate – YUM!

Side – hash browned potatoes, turkey sausage, bacon, orange slices, toast of many varieties – tons of options!

1 comment:

  1. Omelettes and frittatas are some of my favorite last minute, what-the-heck are we going to have for dinner ideas. They're so easy, tasty, and depending on what you put in them, healthy!