When I was a kid I watched the Frugal Gourmet all the time and the only thing I really remember from it was his show on making omelettes. Which is great because I love them, but a little funny because it’s the only thing I remember. Anyway, I’m digressing.
So the Frugal Gourmet had a great point about omelettes – use water instead of milk. He said that the milk actually causes you to have watery eggs – the dairy content of the milk cooks with the egg and then the water separates out after the fact. And interestingly enough, if you use water instead of milk and wisk it together, no water separates out.
And the neat thing is, this technique makes a tastier omelette and it’s less expensive than using milk in your omelette.
Like a comment that was left over on the Craft Leftovers post about spaghetti sauce, you can make omelettes with just about anything in the frig.
In this particular omelette I used up some spaghetti sauce, cheese, mushrooms, and garlic.
1/2 cup water
1 garlic clove
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
2 T spaghetti sauce
2 or 3 white mushrooms sliced up
Flip 2 pieces over to sandwich the sauce and cheese in the middle. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Cover again to melt. Slide onto a plate and serve.
I had some potatoes o’brian in the freezer so I went ahead and cooked some up. Jason and I both agreed this was way too much food. So I would suggest that if you make an omelette and hashbrowns – for two people just use 3 eggs and not so many potatoes.
So we are all set to polish off the last of the bread tomorrow for lunch, so I’ll be making some before the Sunday post – so my favorite homemade bread coming soon!
Oh and then just so you know, when I recommend things, or say “this is best blah blah blah” I mean it’s just best for me and Jason. Not for everyone. And though while I do have a lot of experience cooking, I am in no way trying to put myself out there as an expert or even the authority on any given subject. But I do put a lot of time and research into any post where I’m doing something for the first time, or trying to give some solid facts. I do my best to provide accurate information and ideas for tasty food.
So on that note, try your hand at an omelette for breakfast tomorrow (or lunch or dinner even) and I’ll see you all on Sunday!