Omelets are easier to make than you might realize. If you’ve never tried making an omelet at home, let this be the nudge to try this weekend. My family enjoys omelets often as a healthy, delicious breakfast, brunch, and even midnight snack! It is a zero / low carb food that is full of protein and fantastic for everyone, including type 1 diabetics.
Although we’ve been making omelets for years, I learned how to perfect this classic recipe at media event with the folks from Ohio Poultry Association this summer.
This French omelette recipe is a classic and can be customized with your family’s favorite cheeses, meats, and vegetables. Some popular omelet fillings include shredded Cheddar or Gruyere cheese, sour cream, diced ham, crisp bacon, sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers or tomatoes, caramelized onions, fresh herbs or even leftovers from last night’s dinner.
This quick video shows just how quick and easy making an omelet is – you even have time for omelets on school mornings!
I’ve never had a fruity omelet until this media event and I love the addition of sweetness to eggs. For a sweet omelet, omit pepper and add a dash of sugar to egg mixture. You can fill with preserves, finely chopped toasted nuts, and berries. You can even dust with a little powdered sugar. For an elegant touch, spoon a tablespoon of warmed Cognac or Grand Marnier over and flambé.
The Denver Omelet is more my family’s style with the traditional mix of chopped vegetables, ham, and cheese.
Another eye-opening option for omelets that I would never, ever think of is the Chinese Take-out Omelet. It is exactly what you think it is – add your Chinese take-out leftovers from last night for a delicious, flavorful breakfast or brunch!
Jim Chakeres, OPA executive vice president demonstrates this brilliant omelet recipe idea below.