Tuesday, June 04, 2013

How to Make an Omelette

My husband who does his best to stay out of the kitchen except at meal times, makes an excellent omelette. He taught me to make it and his trick for avoiding brown spots on the outside which is caused by burnt butter is to cook the eggs on the lowest possible heat. So this takes patience, and I've found that if the skillet is covered right after the eggs are poured in, they set faster.

1. Beat two eggs with diced Thai red chilies, salt & pepper.
2. Dice 6-8 plum tomatoes & 1/2 a small onion.
3. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a small iron frying pan.
4. Cook onions and tomatoes in melted butter until onions turn translucent. Do not brown the onions.
5. Turn heat down to low, pour whipped eggs into pan and swirl until it covers the bottom of the pan.
6. When eggs set, fold one side to the middle, fold two adjacent sides over, then the last side.
7. Flip over and cook the folded side for a minute.
8. Meanwhile, in another pan, cook a potato patty until golden brown.
9. Place omelette on one side of a toasted muffin and the potato patty on the other half and serve with sweet chili sauce.

Goes great with a piping hot mug of coffee or tea!