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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

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    jeanmarieok RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 09:43 AM

    Ham and pulled pork are two of my favorites.

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      ChiliDude RE: jeanmarieok Mar 5, 2013 02:36 PM

      I second the motion!

    2. MGZ RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 09:45 AM

      Pork roll or Scrapple.

      1. ttoommyy RE: ChopsForChamps 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 RE: ttoommyy Mar 5, 2013 09:51 AM

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

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            ttoommyy RE: MGZ 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 RE: ttoommyy Mar 5, 2013 10:58 AM

            Spam goes with just about anything, esp. eggs.

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              ChiliDude RE: ttoommyy Mar 5, 2013 02:36 PM


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                hannaone RE: ttoommyy Mar 5, 2013 04:38 PM

                Gyeranmalyee - Korean Rolled Omelet

                This one with spam and green onion

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                  ttoommyy RE: hannaone Mar 5, 2013 05:38 PM

                  That looks delicious!

              2. macca RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 09:45 AM

                Salami, garlic, provolone and tomatoes.

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                  ChiliDude RE: macca Mar 5, 2013 02:37 PM

                  Sounds good to me!

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                  ChopsForChamps RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 09:47 AM

                  Any meats that could really compliment mushrooms

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                    ChiliDude RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 02:38 PM

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

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                    INDIANRIVERFL RE: ChopsForChamps 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.

                    1. fldhkybnva RE: ChopsForChamps 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 RE: fldhkybnva Mar 5, 2013 05:43 PM

                        I second the kielbasa.

                      2. JungMann RE: ChopsForChamps 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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                          ChiliDude RE: JungMann 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.

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                          Violatp RE: ChopsForChamps 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. Veggo RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 10:55 AM

                            Not meat, but sauteed shrimp work in an omelet.

                            1. ipsedixit RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 11:00 AM

                              Chinese pork floss

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                                Veggo RE: ipsedixit 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 RE: Veggo Mar 5, 2013 11:19 AM

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

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                                    ChiliDude RE: ipsedixit Mar 5, 2013 02:42 PM

                                    I'll second that motion!

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                                AngelaID RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 11:28 AM

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

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

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

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                                    mwk RE: ChopsForChamps 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. ipsedixit RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 02:29 PM

                                      Anyone ever use Scrapple in an omelet?

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                                        MGZ RE: ipsedixit 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 RE: MGZ Mar 6, 2013 05:24 AM

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

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                                            PHREDDY RE: MGZ 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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                                          ChiliDude RE: ChopsForChamps 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.

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                                            Tara57 RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 04:17 PM

                                            taco meat
                                            leftover Chinese food

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                                              LP808 RE: ChopsForChamps 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 RE: LP808 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 RE: fldhkybnva 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).

                                              2. iL Divo RE: ChopsForChamps 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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                                                  FutureChefAdam RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 5, 2013 07:03 PM

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

                                                  1. c oliver RE: ChopsForChamps 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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                                                      FriedClamFanatic RE: ChopsForChamps 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. RealMenJulienne RE: ChopsForChamps Mar 6, 2013 07:38 AM

                                                        Chinese char siu pork with scallions

                                                        1. fldhkybnva RE: ChopsForChamps Nov 20, 2013 07:30 PM

                                                          Roast beef, a recent facorite

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                                                            ChiliDude RE: ChopsForChamps 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.

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                                                              momoftwo RE: ChopsForChamps Nov 21, 2013 05:20 AM

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

                                                              1. fldhkybnva RE: ChopsForChamps Jan 17, 2014 05:20 PM

                                                                smoked duck breast

                                                                1. eclecticsynergy RE: ChopsForChamps 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 RE: eclecticsynergy 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....

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                                                                    jbsiegel RE: ChopsForChamps 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. John E. RE: ChopsForChamps 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.

                                                                      1. Emme RE: ChopsForChamps Jan 19, 2014 09:20 PM

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

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