Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Colorado omelette and problem solved for a day

I am sure everyone agrees that making breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday becomes a chore sometimes. Its not even the cooking that gets to me... Its the WHAT to make that drives me up the wall.
And it doesnt help that my husband loves a cooked breakfast. Really though, I am NOT about to oblige everyday. Sorry honey!
The regular cereal, oatmeal, bread and eggs can get pretty boring pretty fast. But eggs are the easiest cooked breakfast that I can think of and I usually fall back on the different variations- scrambled, full-boiled, half-boiled and sunny-side up. But last weekend J wanted something different and suggested a Colorado omelette.
And I obliged.
Colorado omelette
Eggs- 4
Diced Onion - 1/4 cup
Diced garlic-2
Diced red bell pepper- 1/4 cup
Diced cooked chicken sausage- 1/4 cup
Diced tomatoes- 1/4 cup
Jalapeno- 1 diced
Shredded cheddar- 1/2 cup
oil- 4 tsp
Place a saute pan on medium heat. Add a teaspoon of oil and add the onion, garlic, jalapeno and bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper and saute till translucent. Remove and reserve. Add a teaspoon of oil and saute the sausage till browned. Remove and add to the onion- bell pepper mixture.
Beat the eggs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Reduce the heat to low. Add a teaspoon of oil in the pan. Pour half the egg mixture in the pan and swirl to distribute evenly. Sprinkle half the onion- bell pepper- sausage mixture. Add half the diced tomatoes. Sprinkle half the cheddar cheese. Cover and cook till done. Fold in half and plate the omelette. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Repeat with the remaining egg.

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