Friday, January 27, 2012

fake-out omelet

I make eggs for the littles a couple days a week for breakfast.  They call them cheesy eggs, and they eat them up!  This is a little trick I learned from my own mom.  The eggs look and taste like an omelet, but without all the work of beating the eggs and adding milk or water.  They are fast, easy, and never fail to impress my husband, who is famous for his own "real" omelets. 

So I will share my secret family recipe here!  Just kidding.  I would never share a secret family recipe.  If we had one, I would never share it.  Well, maybe.  Everyone has a price, right?  Anyway...

I crack a coupla eggs directly into a pan (coated in cooking spray).  You could do the same thing with one or even 3 or 4. 
Break the yolks and stir the eggs around, putting the heat on medium.
When you can see that the edges are setting, loosen the edges from around the pan, slip your spatula underneath, and flip her over.
At this point I add a generous amount of cheese (because cheese is good), and sometimes onions, peppers, broccoli, etc. depending upon what we have on hand.  For the littles, I keep it at just cheese.
Fold it over (like an omelet) and cook to your desired firmness, flipping it over to cook both sides. 
Brian likes his on the softer side, but the littles and I like a very well done omelet.  Any kind of runny eggs makes me want to hurl.  I want to hurl just thinking about it.  So I cook mine nice and browned and non-runny.
I split this one for the littles.
And they ate up!
Rowan likes.  She likes a lot.
Yum!  Enjoy your fake-out omelets!  Easy, AND impressive.  What a winning combination.


  1. Ooh nice! I make scrambled eggs for Steve every morning but have never made an omelet (I am bad with the flipping!). This might be my ticket to try it.

  2. Your daughter is too cute! I have a one year old as well who is the pickiest eater and won't touch eggs which is a bummer because I love them. Your little one is gobbling them down- so jealous!

  3. That not only sounds tasty, but also super easy. I'm going to have to try that out this week. :)


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