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Everything but a kitchen sink omelet

I'm so impressionable. Is that a word? Last night I was watching one of Bobby Flay's Throwdown shows: he was making omelets. That's why when I woke up today after a night of dancing, I decided to make an omelet. This would have to be a pretty filling omelet since it was already 11 am: brunch anyone?

Why is this an "Everything but a kitchen sink omelet?" Because you can put anything into it! I used the following ingredients:

red potato
red pepper
black cured olives
eggs (of course!)
cheddar cheese

All you have to do is cube your vegetables. Check out the mini dice I was able to get: this would allow the vegetables to cook faster.

Here's what you do:
1) Heat a bit of oil in a pan. Add potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add peppers and shallots, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 5 more minutes, or until all the vegetables are cooked through and browned. Add olives and set aside.

2. Whisk your eggs with a bit of salt. In another pan, heat a bit of oil. Add the eggs and swirl them a bit. Make sure your heat is pretty low: you don't want much color.

3. Once the bottom of the omelet is set, flip it! Ok, I did not technically flip my omelet. I slid it on a flat plate and then carefully flipped it back into the pan.

4. Cook the omelet for a few minutes, then add your filling to one half of the omelet. Top with cheese and basil and fold.

5. You are ready to eat! I could have left the omelet on the stove for a bit longer to make sure the cheese melted more, but it was still good.

Breakfast is ready!

What are your favorite ingredients to add to an omelet?

oh, and HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!! Here's my dad with me (on the left) and Anna.


K said...

I saw that episode too :o) Your omelet looks great!

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

Sweet sweet picture of you with your dad!!!

Anonymous said...

I'll be making lots of kitchen sink omelets and pastas this week :) Sounds great! Love the picture of your and your sister with your dad!

Anonymous said...

This makes for a great and hearty breakfast! I normally don't flip my omelet (I like it to still be a bit runny) and add the cheese about 20-30 seconds after I put the eggs in the pan and swirl them around a bit so that it really gets melted. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing!

BTW, my brunch: Eggs Benedict. I have such a soft spot for poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. MMMmmm!

Anonymous said...

Funny I did post a while back on "everything but the kitchen sin lasagna". We have things in common.

I like a stuffed omelette.

The Duo Dishes said...

This is always a great way to clean out the fridge/pantry. Love to cook this way!

Capitol to Capital said...

That is my life. Omelets with everything in them. Many weekend lunches and many, many dinners.

Juliana said...

Nice picture of you dad...and the omelet looks awesome...great step by step pictures!

Lisa said...

This is my kind of omelet! Now that I've seen hthis..I must make one today (in a few hours) lol Your photos are so colorful and mouth watering and the photo of you and your Dad is simply priceless. What a cutie pie! :)

Say said...

From the tastespotting photo I thought this might be some sort of crazy carrot omlette. Only mildly disappointed by the reality ;)

Delicious Dishings said...

I'm impressionable when it comes to food too. Ha ha. I love making omelets or pasta whenever my fridge is full of assorted veggies or cheeses. Beautiful pictures!