Simple, vegetarian recipes found for and cooked at our Co-op.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Chive Omelettes

After a long exhausting two weeks of exams, I'm finally home in my own kitchen again. This morning I woke up with the excitement of knowing that for once, I could choose what to eat for breakfast and not be limited by a dorm cafeteria's offerings. 

For awhile I thought about just eating cereal and calling it good, but that's kinda lame. Instead, I decided to take a peek outside and see what my little sister's garden had to offer. Sadly, since Michigan has a late spring, chives are the only plant actually alive. So here it is: 

What your finished product should look like. 
And yes, I took these pictures.

Fresh chives = love 

whisking eggs makes me happy

A Single Chive Omelette 

You'll need: 

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsps water
  • 1 tablespoon butter (to coat the skillet)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cut chives, chopped 
  • salt to taste

  1. Pick, wash and chop your chives into little teeny tiny pieces 
  2. Whisk the eggs and water, but lightly, you just want to whisk them just enough to blend the eggs and yolks not to beat the crap out of them
  3. Add your chives to the eggs, of course.
  4. Melt the butter in your skillet. Be careful, you want the butter to melt but not to brown.
  5. Add the blended mixture to the skillet and turn the heat up (way, way up) to as hot as your stove will go 
  6. You'll need to shake the skillet a little bit to make sure the egg mixture is evenly spread, it can't hurt to add in some hip action here, cooking should be fun. 
  7. There are several ways to fold an omelette; if you like your way, feel free to do that. I won't judge you. I like to make my omelettes a la Julia Child. Swirl the omelette around a little bit (for about 20 seconds) then start jerking it towards you so it folds over. Once its looks all omelettey and cooked to your liking, take if off the heat and you're all done. 
    1. Since this is easier to understand when you see it, I've uploaded an episode of Julia Child's cooking show at the end of this post. Just skip to 5:10 if you want to see her do this part.

Some things to remember: 

  1. Make sure you're using the right type of pan. Although they sell really swanky omelette pans, you don't really need one of those. Just get a skillet thats about 2 inches  tall and a good size for a one person omelette. 
  2.   If your omelette is too runny, just heat it up in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to dry it out. 
If you want some inspiration, watch my home-girl, Julia Child 

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