Monday, 29 August 2011


Omelette. It sounds kind of funny if you say it over and over again (I tend to do so with certain words until they sound all strange and dumb. Great hobby.). In Swedish you supposed to say "omelette!" the way you say 'cheese' with a grin when you're having your photo taken. Or at least what you said when I was a kid - maybe you say "usb" or so nowadays, I have no idea. Well, either way; I do an omelette quite often as it is fast to make, tastes good and is pretty much something you can make out of anything! Well as long as you have eggs at home.

I didn't eat eggs for many years though. I stopped eating eggs before I became a vegan, and when I started consuming dairy products again I still didn't touch eggs for quite some times. Nowadays I always have eggs at home. I happen to like pancakes. And cakes. And, omelettes. But I am very strict that we only buy ecological eggs from those chickens that actually have free space, and not just wander around "free" along with ten thousand others inside a big hall. I've been thinking that we maybe should get chickens to the farm since there already are lambs to take care of...

But anyway, back to that special great omelette of mine!.

You'll need:
-ecological eggs - I normally use three
-fresh green peas (I use peas in everything! Mostly frozen. Today I quickly defrosted mine in the microwave so they got all wrinkly. You can also just defrost them by pouring hot water over them, they stay nicer looking that way.)
-cherry tomatoes, or regular ones if that's all you have in the fridge
-cream cheese (feta cheese or crème fraiche can be an option if you so prefer)
-Some spices and fresh herbs, if available.
Other ingredients like mushrooms and spinach go really well here too, but I had none today.

Mix the eggs with some spices; I use white and black pepper and a bit of Cajun spice blend. You can also put some garlic in the batter and add a drop of milk or water if you prefer.

Pour the batter in a pre-heated pan and start frying. (Duh...) Meanwhile slice the cherry tomatoes in half (or chop the regular ones). If you want to use other vegetables you can mix them in the egg batter qnd fry or warm them up separately. I often mix spinach in the batter for a green omelette, or warm some up in the micro wave with the peas and mix together with the cream cheese to a green thick sauce.

Sometimes I flip the omelette over and fry it on both sides, other times I just leave the top soft and let the vegetables sink in.You can also shake the omelette like the pro's do here for example. How you do it is really up yours, as Matti Nykänen, Finnish national hero, would say .

Either way, just before the omelette starts feeling ready you pour the vegetables on the omelette in the pan. I want them to remain rather fresh; you don't have to cook them for long.

Scoop a lot of cream cheese on to the omelette, add some fresh herbs if you had any and then flip it over like a calzone and carefully put it on a plate.

You're pretty much done by now but for the real cherry on top, or in this case: Chipotle on top, you do just that; sprinkle some Chipotle sauce all over it. It really crowns the whole thing!


Mary Ann said...

Mmm, these look delicious! Now I'd like an omelette!

Roxie Roulette said...

I love a good omelette! My parents own their own flock of chickens(is that the right term for a group of chickens? I have no idea...) so we always have a great supply of fresh, free range eggs :D

ina said...

You need to get chickens!!!!!! That's my dream, but kind of impossible living in the city center, hahaha :)

Stacy aka Stacybeads said...

Looks delicious! My husband and I had chickens for about nine years and hope to have more again the future. They are fun to have, and the fresh eggs are the best!

Rosie said...

That looks so delicious! I have to go make breakfast now, this has made me so hungry :P