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What is a good meat for an omelet

ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 09:40 AM

What's a good meat for an omelet besides sausage

  1. Emme Jan 19, 2014 09:20 PM

    used to love Joe's Special (with turkey) - diced onions, ground turkey, mushrooms, and spinach.

    1. John E. Jan 19, 2014 06:08 PM

      I missed this thread when it was first posted and I like many of the ideas here.

      The way I look at it is that any meat or protein that can go into a taco or on a bun can be used in an omelet. I like pulled pork omelets, chili dog omelets, carnitas and beans, cheese burger omelets. For low carb diets, it's easy to replace a bun or tortilla with the eggs.

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        jbsiegel Jan 19, 2014 05:21 PM

        Anything at all! I think an omelet is the perfect vehicle for almost any meat/veg.

        I love it with leftover steak, salmon, tuna, chicken, bologna, ... I could go on an on!!!

        I've thrown in pasta on occasion (yum). Haven't ever tried leftover rice, but I'm sure that's good too. I like either mustard or mayo beaten into the eggs as well.

        1. eclecticsynergy Jan 19, 2014 04:28 PM

          +1 on salami, and I like to fry my salami until it's nice and crispy first. Corned beef hash makes a great omelet too. Same deal- I'd fry it 'til it's heated through and has a nice bit of crust happening..

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            PHREDDY Jan 19, 2014 04:54 PM

            Hebrew National Kosher salami, sliced about 1/4" , fried first then the eggs, cooked pancake style and finished off under the broiler....

          2. fldhkybnva Jan 17, 2014 05:20 PM

            smoked duck breast

            1. m
              momoftwo Nov 21, 2013 05:20 AM

              proscuitto and provolone, with basil if you've got it, yum

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                ChiliDude Nov 21, 2013 04:57 AM

                I usually include leftover chicken or meatloaf. There are only 2 of us now so those 2 meats are often left over. My omelets are the Italian type, le frittate (that's plural).

                I just noticed that I'm repeating myself. That happens often.

                1. fldhkybnva Nov 20, 2013 07:30 PM

                  Roast beef, a recent facorite

                  1. RealMenJulienne Mar 6, 2013 07:38 AM

                    Chinese char siu pork with scallions

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                      FriedClamFanatic Mar 6, 2013 05:32 AM

                      If you are in a part of the country that has Portuguese food, may I suggest some Linguica? Fry it ahead of time.

                      1. c oliver Mar 5, 2013 07:04 PM

                        I can't think of any meat I wouldn't put in an omelet. That's my big use for tiny bits of leftover meat. Anything.

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                          FutureChefAdam Mar 5, 2013 07:03 PM

                          Can't go wrong with a good ham and cheddar omelete.

                          1. iL Divo Mar 5, 2013 06:48 PM

                            we went to breakfast at a favorite place on Sunday, well, it was actually time for brunch.
                            anyway, I got for the first time at this place, a Spanish omelet. I always get the same thing when we go which is often, husband is even worse regarding veering off the beaten track.
                            no meat for me as a side or otherwise because it came with their home made chili con carne smothered over the top.
                            didn't need meat.
                            but my husband always enjoys a burger patty or Chicken fried steak, his 2 staples.

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                              LP808 Mar 5, 2013 06:24 PM

                              Our regular weekend breakfast omelet is usually bacon or ham.

                              I throw leftovers into them a lot if it's just for me, like red beans and rice, spaghetti and whatever meat was in the sauce, smoked salmon-onions-dill, etc. I feel it's hard to ruin a savory food with an omelet or fried egg on top. I am sure I will find a gross combo one day though...

                              +1 to the person who said crab!! That is one of my faves too.

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                                fldhkybnva Mar 5, 2013 06:42 PM

                                I think that was me...crab and bacon. I think it every Saturday and Sunday for a year. I am awaiting crab season to start my habit again.

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                                  LP808 Mar 5, 2013 06:50 PM

                                  What a delicious habit you have! We do crab and avocado or asparagus. Will def have to try with bacon!! I'm currently enjoying oyster season now. Maybe I might try them in my omelet (and may find my bad combo, haha).

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                                Tara57 Mar 5, 2013 04:17 PM

                                taco meat
                                leftover Chinese food

                                1. c
                                  ChiliDude Mar 5, 2013 02:45 PM

                                  My omelet is the Italian version...frittata. All kinds of fresh or leftover meat can be included along with other ingredients. Sometimes I have a little chili leftover and that goes into the frittata.

                                  1. ipsedixit Mar 5, 2013 02:29 PM

                                    Anyone ever use Scrapple in an omelet?

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                                    1. re: ipsedixit
                                      MGZ Mar 6, 2013 05:14 AM

                                      Yes. I even suggested it to the OP upthread. Thinkin' about whether I could make one with liverwurst now. Or chicken livers. Hell, why have I never thought of makin' a chicken liver omelet before?

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                                        jmcarthur8 Mar 6, 2013 05:24 AM

                                        Chicken livers sautéed in butter are absolutely delicious in scrambled eggs....

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                                          PHREDDY Jan 19, 2014 04:52 PM

                                          MGZ...saute some onions first in chicken fat, then cook the chicken livers fro a minute, add a couple of eggs, and cook until desired...grew up on it for lunch on a Sunday afternoon...

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                                        mwk Mar 5, 2013 12:59 PM

                                        Portuguese-style Linguica or Chourico is the best, in my opinion. Fry the meat first, and cook the eggs in the fantastic fat that comes off of the sausage.

                                        I also like plain, old-fashioned German-Style bologna. The kind you get at the supermarket deli. If you buy it in a chunk and then dice it, that works best.

                                        1. Uncle Bob Mar 5, 2013 12:54 PM

                                          I've eaten several crawfish omelts lately. Boudin is another favorite.

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                                            AngelaID Mar 5, 2013 11:28 AM

                                            Smoked salmon, asparagus, mushrooms and cream cheese. Covered in Hollandaise. Yum!

                                            1. ipsedixit Mar 5, 2013 11:00 AM

                                              Chinese pork floss

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                                                Veggo Mar 5, 2013 11:12 AM

                                                Until I enlarged your photo, I thought maybe it was Donald Trump viewed from above on a bad hair day.

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                                                  ipsedixit Mar 5, 2013 11:19 AM

                                                  You mean on a *good* hair day, right?

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                                                    ChiliDude Mar 5, 2013 02:42 PM

                                                    I'll second that motion!

                                              2. Veggo Mar 5, 2013 10:55 AM

                                                Not meat, but sauteed shrimp work in an omelet.

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                                                  Violatp Mar 5, 2013 10:33 AM

                                                  Anything already mentioned and while I've never had machaca in an omelet (always just scrambled in the eggs) I don't see why not.

                                                  Or ground beef if you wanted to turn a Joe's Special into an omelet.

                                                  1. JungMann Mar 5, 2013 10:06 AM

                                                    I'm a fan of omelets made with ground pork picadillo. Chorizo and salami are also compelling choices, but those are technically also sausages.

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                                                    1. re: JungMann
                                                      ChiliDude Mar 5, 2013 02:40 PM

                                                      Chorizo sounds good to me. I make my own starting with boneless country ribs which is ground with a hand operated meat grinder before all the other ingredients are added. The chorizo is then shaped into patties and most of it is frozen for future use.

                                                    2. fldhkybnva Mar 5, 2013 09:54 AM

                                                      Any meat - I am the queen of loaded omelets and will throw in nearly any meat. Favorites: kielbasa, sausage, bacon, leftover turkey or chicken shredded or diced, steak, crab.

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                                                        jmcarthur8 Mar 5, 2013 05:43 PM

                                                        I second the kielbasa.

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                                                        INDIANRIVERFL Mar 5, 2013 09:49 AM

                                                        For me, anything pork based. Spam, treat, bacon, ham, BBQ, sausage. Goose, duck, and chicken are way off on the horizon in that order for me.

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                                                          ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 09:47 AM

                                                          Any meats that could really compliment mushrooms

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                                                          1. re: ChopsForChamps
                                                            ChiliDude Mar 5, 2013 02:38 PM

                                                            That allows for lots of variations. Any particular species of mushrooms?

                                                          2. macca Mar 5, 2013 09:45 AM

                                                            Salami, garlic, provolone and tomatoes.

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                                                            1. re: macca
                                                              ChiliDude Mar 5, 2013 02:37 PM

                                                              Sounds good to me!

                                                            2. ttoommyy Mar 5, 2013 09:45 AM

                                                              I know I may be vilified for this, but there is nothing like Spam in an omelet! Seriously.

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                                                                MGZ Mar 5, 2013 09:51 AM

                                                                I'm good with that, but it has to be fried first.

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                                                                  ttoommyy Mar 5, 2013 10:52 AM

                                                                  Oh definitely. I dice it and fry it first, then add my eggs and proceed from there.

                                                                  Love your pork roll suggestion as well.

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                                                                  ipsedixit Mar 5, 2013 10:58 AM

                                                                  Spam goes with just about anything, esp. eggs.

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                                                                    ChiliDude Mar 5, 2013 02:36 PM


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                                                                      hannaone Mar 5, 2013 04:38 PM

                                                                      Gyeranmalyee - Korean Rolled Omelet

                                                                      This one with spam and green onion

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                                                                        ttoommyy Mar 5, 2013 05:38 PM

                                                                        That looks delicious!

                                                                    2. MGZ Mar 5, 2013 09:45 AM

                                                                      Pork roll or Scrapple.

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                                                                        jeanmarieok Mar 5, 2013 09:43 AM

                                                                        Ham and pulled pork are two of my favorites.

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                                                                          ChiliDude Mar 5, 2013 02:36 PM

                                                                          I second the motion!

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