Monday, October 29, 2007

The Best Omelet

I found this recipe on Sugar and Spice Blog. It is wonderful. The actual recipe is from Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten and like many of her recipes - this one did not disappoint. This was the first time I've ever baked an omelet and loved it! I can't see myself making an omelet on the stove again. As you can see, I didn't cut the bacon up as small as the recipe suggested. Next time I make it though, I'll make a bit more "kid friendly". I'll only add the onions to one half. Although everyone loved it - a few picked out the onions. So lesson for next time and there will definitely be a next time.

Omelet for Two
(Source: Ina Garten)

1/4 pound good thick-cut bacon (about 5 strips)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup medium-diced Yukon gold potato
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper
5 extra-large eggs
2 tablespoons milk or cream
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts
4 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar, diced, plus extra grated cheese, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut the bacon crosswise in 1-inch slices. Cook the bacon in an 8-inch ovenproof saute pan over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Drain the bacon on paper towels and discard the fat from the pan. Add the butter to the pan, and then add the potato and yellow onion. Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the onion starts to brown and the potato is tender but firm. Add the jalapeño pepper and cook for 30 seconds.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together with a fork. Stir in the scallions and diced Cheddar. When the potato is cooked, add the bacon to the pan and pour over the egg mixture. Place the pan in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the omelet puffs and the eggs are almost cooked in the center. Sprinkle with a handful of grated Cheddar and bake for another minute. Serve hot directly from the pan.


Michelle said...

I love how you left big pieces of bacon in there - a girl after my own heart! :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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