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shaebones Aug 8, 2009 01:56 PM

Looking for new ideas. What goes in your favorite omelette?

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    Harters RE: shaebones Aug 8, 2009 02:40 PM

    Cheese and/or mushroom. Hardly original but you did ask.

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      fourunder RE: Harters Aug 10, 2009 08:22 AM

      Cheese....I add a little on this one.

      Years ago, there was a Specialty Chain Restaurant in my area called *Le Peep*, who had excellent breakfast options. I ordered a Cream Cheese and Scallion Omelet which everyone at the table thought was a little bizarre. When it came out, everyone had a taste and declared it a winning combination. The cream cheese when melting was......well very creamy and delicious.......it works on a bagel and orks well with eggs too.

      Look at the menu for LePeep....There are some great ideas to be had.


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      DishDelish RE: shaebones Aug 8, 2009 03:08 PM

      I usually like the works! A variation of these ingredients sometimes find their way into my omelet:
      Sausage, breakfast crumbled, or chorizo
      bacon or ham
      green onion
      spinach, or kale
      home fries

      They are not all together but a variation of these is good. I love to top mine with a homemade salsa, or an avocado salsa sometimes. It's delicious.

      Some other ideas:

      -Greek style with tomatoes, pepperoccinis, feta, and Greek olives.

      -Or a chicken, spinach, bacon and garlic variation sounds good with cubed cream cheese melted into it.

      -Corned beef hash omelet with onions and cheese (maybe Swiss)

      Have fun creating!

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        Ali RE: shaebones Aug 8, 2009 03:14 PM

        A handful of hearts of celery leaf tops + 2:1 ratio of lemon to clove basil leaves. Put all together and chop fine. Add to an egg that has been mixed with a tiny touch of buttermilk. Fry in a little bit of grape seed oil. It's perfect served with a giant cheddar buttermilk biscuit (or two).

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          Takat RE: shaebones Aug 8, 2009 03:15 PM

          -bell peppers

          Basically anything that has a different texture than the eggs, which can get a little monotonous for me. Anything salty is good too!



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            KiltedCook RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 08:04 AM

            Meal Omelet - shrimp, mushrooms, bacon bits and a dollop of guacamole

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              westaust RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 08:16 AM

              Smoked salmon, onions and cream cheese

              1. CreativeFoodie42 RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 08:21 AM

                Spinach, onion, garlic and cheddar cheese. Throw in some crushed fresh pepper and sea salt. Delish!

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                  smtucker RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 08:28 AM

                  Lately, I love pico de gallo and feta cheese omelets the best, but will settle for spinach and goat cheese or ham and gruyere. Omelets are a wonderful way to use up the small containers of leftovers in the fridge.

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                    CreativeFoodie42 RE: smtucker Aug 10, 2009 08:37 AM

                    I agree! I love the creations I can make when I discover what ingredients I have left over in the fridge!

                  2. greygarious RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 08:53 AM

                    Ratatouille is a good omelette filling and I imagine zucchini cooked with some form of allium, with or without additional vegetables, would also be suitable. But the best egg-and-eggplant combo, IMO, is with Deborah Madison's Stir-Fried Roasted Eggplant.

                    I'll also put leftover Chinese or Thai take-out in an omelet, like Moo Shi, fried rice, or Pad See Yew. It's a good way to stretch a little bit of leftovers into an entree portion, regarless of what sort of leftover (within reason!)

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                      shaogo RE: greygarious Aug 11, 2009 08:14 AM

                      Indeed, left-over Chinese takeout in an omelette makes for a kinda "egg foo young" thing going on. I usually spike it with my own onions, too.

                      My go-to omelette contains brie cheese, smoked salmon and Vidalia onion, with dried or fresh dill. Now, don't go thinking that I have brie and Nova on hand *at home* all the time, I make these omelettes in our restaurant.

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                      fern RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 09:11 AM

                      Leftovers of almost any variety. Leftover Italian sausage, peppers, and onion makes a great omelet. Recently we had leftover panzanella so I put it in the skillet, added garlic, and poured the eggs on.

                      Oh, forgot this one: Make a nice, tender omelet. Top with plenty of sliced avocado. Mix up vinegar, S&P, and dijon and pour over all. I go heavy on the vinegar. It tastes like deviled eggs.

                      1. scuzzo RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 10:20 AM

                        I love avocado in an omelette. Slices or mashed with grated cheese added. Add chopped bacon if desired.

                        I also mix frozen spinach with ricotta, cayenne and garlic.

                        Try adding a dash or sriacha (sp?) to the eggs when beating.

                        Saute zuchinni with olive oil and garlic until nice and brown, add cheese.

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                          RGC1982 RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 01:23 PM

                          Asparagus with grated parmesan and black pepper. An old "meatless Friday" favorite from my grandmother. Cooked like a frittata with all ingredients mixed in, and served lukewarm, believe it or not.

                          You need to cook the asparagus enough to be fork tender and not stringy. Cut into bite size pieces. In a pinch, my mother and aunts used frozen asparagus because it had the right texture, but I won't touch the stuff unless it is fresh. Frozen can be very watery.

                          1. hannaone RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 01:43 PM

                            kimchi, cheddar jack, bacon, sausage, ham, rice, mushrooms, onions, hot green or red peppers, garlic, .....

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                              CreativeFoodie42 RE: hannaone Aug 10, 2009 02:10 PM

                              How do you add the kimchi? Do you actually cook it? I love eating kimchi as a side to most American dishes, but my favorite has to be hot pizza with cold crunchy kimchi on top. I'm thinking cold would be good with omelettes?

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                                hannaone RE: CreativeFoodie42 Aug 10, 2009 03:28 PM

                                Chopped and added just like other ingredients. Sometimes I will add fresh (not sour) kimchi straight from the fridge as a topping.

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                                  CreativeFoodie42 RE: hannaone Aug 11, 2009 06:23 AM

                                  I can't wait to give it a try!

                            2. daily_unadventures RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 01:47 PM

                              Have you tried making the simple french omelette? I love it made in a little bit of butter with a sprinkle of chives. Check out julia child making them over at pbs http://video.pbs.org/video/1167165458...

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                                shaebones RE: daily_unadventures Aug 10, 2009 02:54 PM

                                Yes I have. Seems the simpler the better. This weekend I tried a suggestion from a different post which addressed favorite combination foods. I added sauteed mushrooms and sage and topped w a little provolone. Yum.

                              2. Will Owen RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 03:05 PM

                                Two favorites. One is diced ham, cheddar cheese and avocado, first encountered at a hotel dining room in Mendocino and frequently copied over the near-forty years since. Other is Ortega canned green chiles, dried off and warmed with a slice of cheese (cheddar or pepper jack) on top of each, then each one rolled up inside a one-egg omelet, two per serving. A smear of sour cream with Pico Pica (hot or taco) drizzled over.

                                1. hyacinthgirl RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 03:25 PM

                                  I love omelettes, and I like pretty much anything in them, but the recent favorite I stumbled across was:
                                  ricotta salata
                                  chanterelle mushrooms

                                  Also, whenever I get bored with my usual ingredients, I just start adding herbs, dill is always yummy, and you can never go wrong with basil, imo.

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                                    cinnamon girl RE: shaebones Aug 10, 2009 07:50 PM

                                    Am mad for caramelized onions deglazed w a touch of balsamic (other than this I'm soooo over balsamic vinegar). It's perfect in the morning when your fridge is bare. A sprinkling of whatever cheese you might have goes nicely. I also like potatoes and onions in an omelet. Pretty pedestrian. . .

                                    1. JungMann RE: shaebones Aug 11, 2009 06:29 AM

                                      There are already great ideas here. The only two unique additions I would throw in would be sauteed sour kimchi or a Parsi omelette of ginger, turmeric, cumin, coriander, chilies, tomatoes, onions and cilantro.

                                      1. Emmmily RE: shaebones Aug 11, 2009 06:37 AM

                                        Salsa & feta go incredibly well in an omelet. I use Frontera brand Jalapeno Cilantro salsa (doesn't taste like cilantro at all); not sure if other types would work as well.

                                        Also grated apples & sharp cheddar. Or apples & brie. Yum.

                                        If I'm eating out (or feeling ambitious), then sauteed onions, bacon, feta, cheddar, and spinach.

                                        1. Sam Fujisaka RE: shaebones Aug 11, 2009 06:41 AM

                                          Chives, caviar, and mozarella.

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                                            cinnamon girl RE: Sam Fujisaka Aug 11, 2009 08:34 PM

                                            Yes - chives are the sine qua non for any savoury omelet and scrambles too.

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                                            bigfellow RE: shaebones Aug 11, 2009 04:00 PM

                                            a la Russe: Onions, smoked salmon in the omelette and a dollop of sour cream and a spoonful of caviar on top.

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                                              pitterpatter RE: bigfellow Aug 11, 2009 04:13 PM

                                              That most certainly does it for me! I was going to post smoked salmon, onions, chives, and mascarpone, with a dollop of salmon roe on top (for breakfast).

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                                              rovingfoodie RE: shaebones Aug 11, 2009 04:20 PM

                                              Just made a tasty one for dinner tonight - spinach, sweet red pepper, prosciutto, and gorgonzola - yum!

                                              1. Boccone Dolce RE: shaebones Aug 11, 2009 05:02 PM

                                                My husband loves chopped turkey, sharp cheddar and chopped broccoli or spinach (plus more cheese) as his #1 requested omelet - for me? Usually bacon. Bacon. Yeah. When I make scrambled eggs I add in leftovers, but the omelet usually gets top shelf fillings. don't ask me why.

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                                                  salsailsa RE: shaebones Aug 12, 2009 08:07 PM

                                                  Try using cream cheese or boursin for the cheese- nice change.

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