Sunday, September 6, 2009

An egg-siting Mosaic Monday?

Joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Please stop by Mary's house for some really fabulous mosaics!

I'm doing an eggs mosaic today, since it Sunday and we had a really good breakfast! Cheese Omelettes.

Did you hear the joke about the egg?
It's not all it's "cracked" up to be!

Took a few times but I did get ONE really nice looking omelette. The others tasted great but you know, looks aren't everything!

Not so nice...

and somewhat nice...

There's a good basic recipe at Epicurious for a Classic Omelette. I don't add milk or water to the eggs. Sometimes I add a few little dots of butter into the eggs mixture. I filled mine with Cheddar cheese. I grated it so it would melt evenly. Sprinkled fresh chives on top!

Classic Omelette
source: Self Magazine,
adapted somewhat, it's a basic recipe!
Printable Recipe

Yield: 1 omelette

1/4 filling, maybe more
1 teaspoon butter
2 eggs
salt and pepper to taste

herbs (optional)

Prepare the filling. If you're using vegetables, sauté them first in a little bit of butter. If you are making a cheese omelette, slice the cheese very thin or grate it and put aside to prepare the eggs.

Crack the eggs into a small mixing bowl. Stir gently with a fork or a whisk until well-beaten. Add the salt and pepper, and any herbs and stir them with the eggs.

Heat an 8-inch omelette pan over medium-high heat and then add the butter, making sure it coats the bottom of the pan. As soon as the butter stops bubbling and sizzling (and before it starts to brown), slowly pour in the egg mixture. You can use high heat but I tend to burn things so I go slow, using medium-high. I like a thinner omelette, too, so I used a 10-inch skillet.

Tilt the pan to spread the egg mixture evenly. Let eggs firm up a little, and after about ten seconds shake the pan a bit and use a spatula to gently direct the mixture away from the sides and into the middle. Allow the remaining liquid to then flow into the space left at the sides of the pan.

Continue to cook for another minute or so until the egg mixture holds together. While the middle is still a little runny, add the filling. Put in sautéed vegetables or fruit first, near the center, then sprinkle any cheese on top.

Tilt the pan to one side and use the spatula to fold approximately one third of the omelette over the middle. Shake the pan gently to slide the omelette to the edge of the pan.

Holding the pan above the serving plate, tip it so the omelette rolls off, folding itself onto the plate. The two edges will be tucked underneath.

and because I couldn't resist just one more...

Knock, Knock!
Who's there?
Omelette who?
Omelette smarter than I look!


  1. I have not eaten my dinner yet (West Coast), and I can surely make this breakfast treat for dinner! Looks so yummy!
    Ebie's Mosaic

  2. What a fun post~~ I could see several spoonfuls of pica de gallo overtop and I would be in heaven with this omelette!

  3. This looks very tasty. Love the mosaic. You have the same plates that I want.

  4. Now I am really hungry! Love your photo's and thanks for the cooking lesson. I am off to make an omlet w/chives!

  5. oops! I was in such a hurry, I mean omelette, Thank you very much!LOL

  6. Wow, what a fun mosaic! Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Mosaic Monday. :)

  7. I love taking pictures of food, looking at pictures of food and, of course eating food! Yummy! ~Jeanne

  8. Yummy looking omelettes. And your (y)okes cracked me up!

  9. LOL, that was a funny yolk...groan..
    Looks delicious, just like the weather we have had this week!

    Glad to be back among the blogging!
    Thanks for the messages...:)

  10. I love breakfast. This mosaic calls to me! Have a great week!

  11. photos, a recipe, and jokes, too... now this is a multi-tasking site!

    Your mosaic looks delicious. (My photos of food just never turn out....)

  12. Beautiful....and taste omelettes usually turn out to be scrambled eggs!!!

  13. Such a fun post for Mosaic Monday.
    Mmm,,, yummy eggs

  14. Hey, I'll take any of them. Thanks for stopping by and thanks, too for the recipe. Come back anytime ;-)

  15. I could easily have a cheese, hamm omeletter right you deliver???

    You do know who tells the best egg jokes???


  16. It's very early and I am the only one up and I am starved now! It will be eggs for breakfast today!

  17. I love eggs, I love omelettes, and I especially love going out for breakfast for an omelette! Mine usually just wind up being scrambled eggs!

    Hmmm, time for breakfast, I think I will have eggs!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Oh *slurp*! You always give my salivary glands a work out when I come to visit.

    If I wasn't hungry before... I certainly am now!

  19. Wow thanks for sharing Carol. So delicious!

  20. Now I'm really hungry! My first time joining Mosaic Monday ... what fun mosaics to look at! Thanks for the basic recipe ... now I'll go have an omelette for lunch!

  21. You are quite the comedi-hen, Carol! I love a good cheesy omelette. My favorite is chopped green olives and swiss - yum!

  22. Thanks for the recipe, if this mosaic were on a menu, I would definitely order it. Beautiful mosaic, now I am hungry.


  23. Carol, another fabulous Mosaic Monday entry. And I never tired of your pre-school humor; I'm sure the children love it. And Susan is correct (and more clever than me), you are quite the comedi-hen.

    Any mosaic with your frittata looks great to me. And personally, I'd much rather an omelette taste fantastic than look pretty.

  24. You have the yummiest mosaics on Mondays. And this one like always is nutricious and looks delicious!

  25. Carol, this would make a good midnight snack for me right about now. I love when you show your Fiesta plates. Funny post and great mosaic!

  26. A breakfast mosaic. How delicious.

    'Omelette smarter than I look' beats all...

  27. My kind of mosaic! "Omelette" luckier to call you my friend!


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