Nothing is quite as perfect as waking up on the weekend and making a delicious omelette, than looking in your fridge and not knowing really where to start as outside of eggs everything is a bit of a mishmash. We had this happen last weekend, waking to a dozen eggs ready to be transformed, but then just a little bit of this and that that at first sight didn’t make a lot of sense together. Luckily, eggs make everything work, so we transformed a bit of leftover cheddar cheese, a few left over slices of sopresetta salami, a tomato, a few mushrooms, a clove of garlic, half a shallot and a touch of dried herbs, softened in a little butter and cooked with the fresh eggs for a perfect weekend omelette.
Kitchen Sink Omelette
Ingredients:4 large eggs
1 clove garlic, minced (optional, if you have it)
Splash of milk if you have it
1/2 shallot or 1/8 white onion, minced
2 ounces cheese, whatever kind you have from cheddar to parm to goat, if it is a hard cheese, grate it
2 or 3 pieces of sausage, salami, bacon or any other meat you have on hand, chopped (chicken or turkey can also work)
1/2-1 cup veggies, whatever you have but squash, tomatoes (seeds removed), mushrooms, peppers, etc. can work, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
Pinch of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
Heat the butter in an omelette pan over medium heat. Add the onion, veggies and garlic and saute until softened. Season with salt and pepper and add the red pepper flakes. Whisk the eggs together with the milk and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour over the veggies. Carefully stir the eggs together with the veggies. Add the meat and stir together. The eggs will start to set pretty quickly. After a minute or two, carefully lift the sides of the omelette to let the uncooked eggs run to the bottom of the pan, allowing them to cook. After about 4 minutes add the cheese to the omelette, cook another minute or two as the cheese starts to melt. Carefully fold half the omelette over and carefully lift from the pan onto your plate. Add a fresh crack of pepper and serve with fresh fruit, or your favorite Bloody Mary.
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