This Father’s Day how about thinking of things to do for Dad the minute he wakes up!
No sense easing into the holiday…it only comes once a year and we really want Dad to know how much we appreciate him! Don’t we?
Well, waking him up with a home cooked omelet is a great way to get the day started. Best of all, they’re pretty easy to do.
- Organic egg whites, or your favorite pour style egg product
- Yummy stuffings like cheese, green pepper, carrots, mushrooms, onion, etc.
- A bit of olive oil
- Salt & pepper
1. Start by cutting up the veggies to put into the omelet. I buy my carrots already shredded and that makes it so fast and easy for omelets, soups and salads.
2. Add a bit of olive oil to the sauté pan and make sure the bottom is lightly coated. Add the hard, crunchy veggies first and sauté until they are just about tender. Mushrooms are added last because they are fairly soft already and don’t take as much time to cook up.
3. In a separate sauté pan, add a touch of olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan and pour in a 1/8” – ¼” layer of the egg mixture.
Keep your eyes on the veggies and continue to stir them so they don’t get burned. When they look soft and delectable – remove them from the heat and let them stand until you put them in your omelet!
5. By this time, the omelet should be setting up. If you have used too much liquid to cook it through without burning the bottom, break open the egg on one side and let the liquid run into the opening where the hot pan is exposed and the liquid will cook. This does create a lump in the omelet, but you can cover the lump with the stuffings and all will be hidden!
6. Once you feel the omelet is nearly done, turn off the heat and spoon your ingredients onto one half of the omelet. In my case, I love veggies and my daughter wanted only cheese so I made the omelet half and half!! Notice how I covered the lump in the egg mixture!
Then, carefully lift the other half of the omelet from the pan and fold it over onto the stuffings! Cover the pan and allow the remaining heat to melt the cheese. This will only take a minute or so. Then, gently remove the omelet from the pan and place it on the plate. Add salt and Pepper to taste and sprinkle with cheese.
Dad will love the fact that you took the time to make him something special. Use HIS favorite ingredients and although it’s nice to share, on Father’s Day, let Dad have the whole thing!!