Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Great Canadian Omelette

What is the history of the omelette?
Do you know or do you care to know?
Truth be told, the frittata most likely preceded the Great Canadian omelette.
When you think about it, what could be easier than mixing vegetables and eggs together or leftovers from cooked meats into eggs, then scramble them into a dinner meal?
Sounds like a inexpensive way to feed your family on that limited budget. You might be able to retire years sooner if you can make this on a regular basic.
It just seems to made sense to use the protein in eggs as a meat substitute to add depth and sustenance to vegetables. According to some historians, the word omelette comes from the Roman epicure Apicius, who called his dish "overmele," which contained ingredients that are made with eggs, honey, and green/red peppers. The French Canadian are noted for their omelettes skills.

To make the Great Canadian Omelette you will require the following ingredients;
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • ¼ cup green onions
  • ¼ cup of cooking onions
  • ½ cup of diced ham
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • Sauté onion in olive oil.
  • Remove from pan
  • Scramble 2 eggs; add black pepper & Mrs. Dash to taste pour into skillet
  • Stir eggs until they begin to set
  • Cut ham into small pieces, mix with onion & cheese
  • Add onion mixture to egg, fold egg over to form omelette
  • Cook until egg is fully cooked.

The Great Canadian Omelette will serve up to 4 people

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