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Omelets in the Summer

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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    1. re: welle

      Mixed in with the eggs? Or as a filling?

      1. re: mhoffman

        diced and mixed into eggs - very summery

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

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      1. re: Darren72

        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?

        1. re: mhoffman

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

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

        1. 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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          1. re: Val

            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.

            1. re: Val

              Yes! Feta and spinach. My favorite.

            2. 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

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

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

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

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

                  1. 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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                    1. re: Infomaniac

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

                      1. re: mhoffman

                        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. For filling:

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

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

                        1. Ratatouille as a filling.

                          Pesto mixed in with the eggs.

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