Fluffy Omelet

May 5, 2010

My family has raw-egg-phobia, so it wasn’t until this diner-style omelet recipe that I could coax them into eating an omelet.

Nothing runny in this omelet. My family's raw-egg-phobia has been cured.

Of course air is the key to make a fluffy omelet. The eggs are whipped in a standing mixer to incorporate lots of air. Heavy cream is whipped to soft peaks separately (instead of milk) which gives it even more lift. The omelet is browned on the stovetop for 3 minutes, but finished in the oven where is has time to cook all the way through (no runny center).  My favorite filling is their sausage and peppers filling, but I usually add 5 or 6 mushrooms as well. Pre-cooking the filling cooks most of the moisture off, keeping the center dry.

Problems:

  1. The whipped cream should be mixed using a separate hand mixer (not your standing mixer), because there is so little heavy cream that the standing mixer won’t do the job.
  2. It’s so easy to forget that the skillet handle is 400-degrees. This morning was one of the few times I remembered; usually I burn myself.

Rating: 4-1/2 star.
Cost: $4.50
How much work? Low.
How big of a mess?  Low/Medium.
Started: 7:45 pm. Breakfast:  8:25.


Happy Easter Deviled Eggs

April 4, 2010

Actually, these are the first deviled eggs I’ve ever eaten. So, I don’t really have anything to compare them to. But, they are definitely tastier than eating just plain hard-boiled eggs. But the real reason why I made them, of course, is having 3 dozen hard-boiled eggs on hand after this morning’s Easter egg hunt, I needed to find something to do with some of them.

I peeled 6 eggs, sliced, and pressed the yolks through my ricer, added mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. Because the eggs were already hard-boiled it only took about 10 minutes (mostly peeling eggs). Recipe is here.

No more work than peeling your regular easter eggs

Rating: 3-star.
Cost: $0.80
How much work? Low.
How big of a mess?  Low.
Started: 12:30.  Ready:  12:40.

Child labor in the Easter Egg factory.


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