February 14, 2016
Do your omelets always end up looking like scrambled eggs? Are you one of those people that just can't make an omelet? Well, here's a simple method that will produce a pretty decent looking omelet every time.
It's very simple. We call it the "Cheater's Omelet" because it is not fried in a skillet like the traditional omelet. You can use your choice of meat and vegetables as stated in the recipe. In most instances 1/4 cup of meat or vegetables will work nice.
This recipe makes one omelet. If you want to make larger servings just add additional eggs and increase the amount of additives as needed.
Give it a try and see if your family can guess how you cooked it.
Yield: 1 omelet
- 2 eggs (use 3 eggs for hearty appetites)
- 2 tablespoons water or milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper (black pepper may be substituted but you will see the black specks in your omelet)
- You can add any of the following for a filling (meat and hard vegetables should be pre-cooked)
- 1/2 cup chopped ham, crumbled sausage or bacon
- 2 tablespoons onion, minced
- 1/4 cup salsa and/or shredded cheese (optional)
- 1/4 cup your choice of bell pepper, spinach, zucchini, broccoli
1. If you intend to add a filling (meat, vegetables) cook them first. Just saute onions, peppers, etc. in a frying pan until tender. If adding meat, cook until lightly browned (about 5 minutes). Set the cooked vegetables and meat aside for now.
2. Combine eggs and water (or milk) in a small mixing bowl and beat the eggs with a fork or whisk until light and frothy. Add salt and pepper.
3. Pour egg mixture into a zip lock plastic bag. For a one to three egg omelet, use a quart size bag. If cooking more than 3 eggs, use a gallon size bag. Caution: Use a good quality plastic bag. Avoid thin bargain bags.
4. Add any other ingredients (pre-cooked vegetables/meat and/or shredded cheese/salsa) to the plastic bag. Seal the bag and shake to mix.
5. Add 4-6 inches water to a pot that is large enough to contain the plastic bag without having to fold the bag.
6. Bring water to a boil.
7. Place the plastic bag containing the omelet egg mixture in the boiling water and cook 10-15 minutes or until egg is firm with no liquid egg showing in the bag.
8. Remove the omelet from water using a spatula under the bottom of the bag. Note: While the plastic bag is in the boiling water it will be very delicate and can not be handled without the risk of bursting. If the bag burst the egg mix will be dumped into the water and you will have to start over. Do not attempt to lift or rearrange the bag by lifting the top of the plastic bag. Always use a spatula under the bottom of the bag if you need to rearrange or to remove the plastic bag.
9. Open or cut open the plastic bag and fold omelet out on a serving plate.