Wednesday, June 25, 2008

what’s cooking wednesday’s – feta cheese omelet

I’m still trying to stay away from turning on the oven and keeping things light and simple. I’ve made this omelet for breakfast or dinner; it’s quick, easy, and tasty. It’s one of those that you can add or subtract ingredients and it always comes out good.

Feta Cheese Omelet
2-3 eggs, beaten
2 Tbs. Bacon Bits - real
1 Tbs. Parsley, coarsely chopped
¼ cup Feta Cheese (more or less to your liking)
Salt and Pepper

Beat eggs in a bowl with parsley, salt, pepper, and bacon. Heat up a non-stick skillet, when pan is hot spray with PAM. Pour in eggs and let cook (you can speed up this process by putting a lid on). Once firm and easy to flip gently flip over the round disk. Add the feta cheese on ½ of the circle of eggs and flip other half over covering the cheese. Cook for 1 minute on each side until brown. Slide omelet onto a plate, garnish with parsley and feta (optional).

Serve with orange juice or mimosa (morning) or a light white wine (evening) and some sliced fruit or a salad and you have a simple meal that takes no more then 10-15 minutes from beginning to end.

~Feta cheese is not a melting cheese, in the omelet the cheese gets soft.

~I eat my eggs well done; you may think I’ve murdered the eggs in the above recipe like my parents do but I can’t stand moist or runny. Adjust egg consistency to your liking.

~I use Hormel Real Bacon Bits when in a hurry (I can only imagine what Julia Child’s would say) but using ham, pancetta, real bacon, etc. would also be good, more time consuming since you have to cook it first. I’ve also made it without the bacon, still very good.

Buon Appetite

Today’s Temperature
High: 106°F/43°C
Low: 77°F/25°C


rowena said...

I can see why you'd want to avoid turning on that oven...43°C! I'm experiencing a mild 30°.

With omelettes you can never go wrong with the endless possibilities for fillings. We even have ours with a glass or two of chilled white wine. For dinner of course! ;-)

Ice Tea For Me said...

Rowena - I totally agree.