Sunday, August 18, 2019

American Omelette

We as a family, love American breakfast. And so we dine quite often at Denny's or IHOP. I particularly like the fact that, when you make it at home, even though you don't prep much the previous night, for your breakfast next morning, you could get it ready on time. And the best part ; I don't have to plead, to have it finished. Since they like it, the breakfast vanishes quickly.

Now American Omelette, unlike the Indian styled ones; are not cooked thoroughly. It took quite some time to get it right. I would end up overcooking it everytime. So its would be just like the Indian Omelette with some cheese and vegetables in it. Clearly, they cannot be tagged under American Omelette. The fact was, even though the base would get cooked, the surface of the Omelette would remain liquidy and uncooked and it would make me flip it and cook. So one trick helped me to balance even cooking of the Omelette without flipping, which make perfect American Omelette. What is that one trick? Well you will have to check out the recipe for that :).  

  1. 2 large eggs
  2. 2 tbsp of milk
  3. Salt as required
  4. Pepper as required
  5. Butter ad required
For the stuffing
  1. 1 1/2 cups of finely chopped red, yellow and green peppers
  2. 1 cup of mushroom, chopped
  3. 3/4 cup of red onion, chopped
  4. 1/2 cup of grated mozzarella cheese

Preparing the stuffing

  • In a pan, take some butter. Once it is melted, add the onions. Sprinkle salt. Cook it on medium heat. Once the onion turns tender add the mushrooms and capsicum. 
  • Add pepper and give it all a stir. Continue cooking on medium high heat for the veggies to get caramelized a bit (refer tips).
  • Once done, remove it onto a plate.
Making of omelette
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. 
  • Heat the same pan. Add butter as required, once hot and melted, pour in the beaten egg and milk mixture. Turn down the heat to medium low. Let it cook a bit. With the spatula, start collecting the cooked portions from the sides to the center, so that the remaining uncooked eggs flow into those areas and get cooked. This helps the eggs to cook faster and evenly, without getting burnt.
  • When the egg starts to look cooked, place the cooked veggies(leaving behind 2 tbsp of it for garnishing) in one half of the omlette. Spread some grated cheese over it. Flip the other side of the omlette on to the side with the veggies in it. Continue to cook for about 30 seconds. 
  • Remove it onto a plate. Garnish it with remaining cooked veggies.
  • Serve it hot with some steaming black coffee. Yum!
  1. While cooking the veggies, it's better to lift and flip the veggies rather than stirring them often. It makes the veggies caramelized and it tastes better. 
  2. You could add some stir fried chicken strips or steak to the omelette.

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