An omelet can be a cook’s signature dish or worst nightmare. When everything goes properly, the result of a simple mix of beaten eggs, milk and seasoning becomes something more than the sum of its parts. A lighter than air collection of flavors and textures that can make any true foodie cry.
Of course, tears can be shed if things go wrong as well.
That’s my story for this morning. Something went wrong. I’m going to blame my dishwasher, which obviously left a residue in my normally reliable EmerilWare. Instead of sliding gracefully from the pan onto the plate, the otherwise perfect omelet slid gently out of the skillet to right about the halfway point, then skidded to an abrupt halt and folded all over itself, leaving me with something that definitely did not look as appetizing as it should have. (I won’t blame the fussy baby, though he was distracting me just a bit at the time.)
I’m sure I can coax the pan back to its general good nature with a bit of salt, some oil, and a paper towel, but that won’t help the photo at the top of this entry. I’m hoping you’ll give this little gem a try despite the fact that it has not been presented in the best of lights. The flavor is amazing and satisfying, while still managing to be very light, the perfect start to a busy morning.
Basil and Spinach Omelet with Muenster Recipe
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 862Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 490mgSodium: 1874mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 30gSugar: 6gProtein: 65g
What I would have done differently had I thought about it at the time:
I would have cleaned the skillet better…
Try mixing a bit of olive oil in with the butter (use 1 Tbsp each), which will keep the eggs from sticking to the pan. Love the combination of muenster cheese and spinach, though. I’m not deterred by the photo — I love omelets even when they don’t look perfect. They taste divine!
I’ll give that a shot tomorrow morning. (different omelet, but now that I have to eat breakfast, I’m sure I’ll have many opportunities to try it out.
When I used to run a cooks line, all of our egg pans were cleaned with nothing but salt and water. Nothing ever stuck to them.
Who cares what it looks like, it’s got Muenster cheese in it, it’s delicious!