And while we’re on the subject of breakfast, this is a really basic and fast Swiss & Herb Omelet that I whipped up for the two of us, in less than 10 minutes after being asked the ever-popular question, “Is there a chance of getting some breakfast, around here?”
Of course, variations on that question are forever being asked around here. Just substitute one of the following: “Lunch”, “Supper”, etc. You get the idea. You’d think the man can’t cook. Or feed himself. But, I digress…
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk (or soy milk – I ran out of the real stuff)
- 1/4 tsp. Gourmet Garden Garlic paste
- 1/4 tsp. Gourmet Garden Basil paste
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 3 -4 slices baby swiss cheese
- 1 small tomato – optional, but tasty
- Butter or Smart Balance for the frying pan
Whisk together the eggs, milk, herb pastes, salt and pepper, till well-blended.
Heat a 10″ omelet pan over medium-high heat, add about a tablespoon of the butter or Smart Balance, and melt. Allow a few extra seconds to get good and hot.
Reduce heat to medium.
Add the egg mixture to the pan, and with a silicone spatula (or spoonula), keep drawing the cooked sides into the center of the pan, while tilting and letting the liquid fill in the gaps. Keep doing that until most of the liquid has been removed from the center, but the top is still quite wet.
Place the tomato slices, if using, on one half of the egg mixture, slightly overlapping. Lay the cheese slices over the tomatoes, overlapping.
Run your spatula/spoonula all the way around the edges of the egg mixture, to make sure that nothing is sticking to the pan.
Then, tilting the pan slightly, in the direction of the plain side of the omelet, and slipping your spatula underneath, gently flip the plain side of the omelet over the other ingredients. *Tip: If you’re right-handed, lay the tomatoes/cheese along the left side of the omelet. If you’re left-handed, lay them along the right side. It will make it easier to flip the plain side over the filled side.
Turn off the heat under the pan, and cover it. If you have a lid that fits, awesome. If you don’t, use a dinner plate. We’re not that choosy around here.
Make your toast, cut the omelet in half, and serve. Or eat the whole thing yourself. I’m not looking.
This is not a sponsored post, but I’m not above using good quality convenience foods in my meals. That’s why they’re called “convenience” foods. Boom. A tasty breakfast is less than 10 minutes from broken eggs to plate.