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Omelets in the Summer

mhoffman Jul 20, 2006 09:29 PM

I'm thinking of having omelets for dinner tonight. Minimal cooking means a cooler apartment, and it'll allow me to take advantage of some of the summer's bounty. What do you all like to put in your omelets?

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    dano Jul 21, 2006 04:11 PM

    no ones mentioned asparagus? a classic is brie or camembert and spinach.

    1. carswell Jul 21, 2006 03:43 PM

      Ratatouille as a filling.

      Pesto mixed in with the eggs.

      1. Aromatherapy Jul 21, 2006 03:22 PM

        Baby swiss chard (or regular leaves, blanched) sauteed with garlic, add chevre or feta, fresh dill.

        1. kerwintoronto Jul 21, 2006 04:28 AM

          For filling:

          diced BBQ pork (chinese)
          peas, blanched ok but we prefer boiled first
          chopped scallions (green onions ok)

          1. Infomaniac Jul 21, 2006 02:43 AM

            Sauted spinach, onion & tomato
            Dill Havarti Cheese, Feta Cheese, or Velvetta.
            Salami, or left over grilled hotdogs sliced-up.
            My favorite is soojookh (dried armenian sausage)

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              mhoffman Jul 21, 2006 03:43 AM

              Ooo. What's soojookh like? Pork? Seasoned how?

              1. re: mhoffman
                Infomaniac Jul 22, 2006 02:45 AM

                Soojookh is and equal mixture of ground beef and lamb, kneaded with paprika, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, savory salt, salt & black pepper. It's recommended to make it in the fall, or when the weather is cool. After you stuff it in the casing or cotton white bags, you press it to flatten it to a inch thick. It needs to hang outside in the cool weather, preferably sunny & windy to dry for a few weeks. I put mine in the garage at night because of animals. Let me know if you or anyone wants measurements if you want to try this. It's an strong spice driad meat.

            2. jillp Jul 21, 2006 01:28 AM

              Arugula is a nice counterpoint to the egg and any cheese you add.

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                chocokitty Jul 21, 2006 01:21 AM

                I second that chopped tomatoes and basil combo, other combos would be:

                shredded cheddar, jack cheese, and gruyere (cheesy goodness)
                spinach and ricotta cheese

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                  piccola Jul 21, 2006 01:00 AM

                  some fave combos:

                  sliced zucchini and mint (frittata-style)
                  fage yogurt mixed with chopped arugula
                  sliced strawberries
                  chopped fresh tomatoes with basil
                  roasted veggies
                  spaghetti squash with pesto

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                  1. re: piccola
                    bryan Jul 21, 2006 04:00 AM

                    sliced strawberries? interesting. sort of like a jelly omelet I guess. Do you dust it w/ sugar?

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                    Val Jul 20, 2006 11:08 PM

                    Feta cheese omelete with either spinach...roasted red pepper...or artichoke...you'll love any combo if you love feta cheese!

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                      pamd Jul 21, 2006 04:48 PM

                      exactly what I was going to write- a great dinner with feta! if you like fresh tomatoes they are good in it as well. And some good roasted potatoes go nicely.

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                        melly Jul 22, 2006 02:49 AM

                        Yes! Feta and spinach. My favorite.

                      2. ipsedixit Jul 20, 2006 11:03 PM


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                          kare_raisu Jul 21, 2006 02:22 AM

                          second this

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                          Darren72 Jul 20, 2006 09:30 PM

                          I love the simplicty of a plain egg omelet, or just a few herbs.

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                            mhoffman Jul 20, 2006 09:32 PM

                            I see where you're coming from here. There's certainly something to be said for omelet-and-a-glass-of-wine purism. But let's pretend we're extravagant Americans, shall we?

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                              Darren72 Jul 20, 2006 09:35 PM

                              Ok, ok... I also like sauteed mushrooms, and (separately) cheese.

                              I also like to top a plain omelet with a salsa.

                          2. welle Jul 20, 2006 09:29 PM


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                              mhoffman Jul 20, 2006 09:30 PM

                              Mixed in with the eggs? Or as a filling?

                              1. re: mhoffman
                                welle Jul 20, 2006 09:33 PM

                                diced and mixed into eggs - very summery

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