Monday, March 19, 2012

Let's Talk Brunch


Did everyone have a great weekend? It was crazy hot in Collingwood on Saturday (perfect for festive green beer on the deck), I skied in the morning and was in flip flops by the afternoon- crazy! Sunday morning was just calling out for a good brunch to close out the ski season so around 10:00 we all emerged and each took our positions. Dave on the BBQ for the pemeal bacon, my mom was in charge of the toast and coffee and I took on the omelettes.

Now, lets be honest- omelettes can be a pain, but I think I finially have them figured out- and I want to share the secret with you...

First- make sure the bacon is on. Because if the omlette doesn't work out- at least you will have bacon- and everyone knows that bacon makes everything better. Extra points for 2 kinds of bacon.

Second- you need the right equipment: a good non-stick skillet and a spatula.

Third- all of your ingredients need to be chopped and ready ahead of time. Its also really important not to overload your omelette- I know its tempting, but if you want a light, cooked omelette, just stick to a few of your faves. I used cheddar cheese, green onion, parsley, mushrooms and tomato.

Now you are ready to cook- get ready, because it all comes together in seconds! FYI- you are making 2 or 3 egg omelettes with this recipe- any more and it might get a bit heavy. Wisk 2 eggs together and season with salt and pepper. Preheat your pan on medium heat, add a tsp of olive oil to the pan and use a papertowel to rub it around. When the pan is hot, pour in the whisked eggs and swirl the pan over medium heat (the egg doesn't have to go up the sides of the pan, just make sure it is covering the bottom evenly). Continue swirling until the egg becomes thick and cant really swirl anymore. Place it back down on the burner and turn the heat to med-low, sprinkle on your toppings and when the egg looks firm, fold one third of the omlette into the center followed by the other and shimmy onto your plate.

There! You did it! Not thaaaat bad right?? It does take practise though- Dave has definitely eaten his fair share of mangled omelettes while I sit pissy at breakfast because I failed, yet again... So keep trying- you will get it!

Have a great Monday!

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