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Omelette with a difference ....

Thought I'd share with you a "fast food" that I periodically prepare and is incredibly quick to make, nutritious and filling. I've tried to stay away from the usual slices of bread every day and substituted ground flax seeds for stodge.

I beat 3 large eggs with a little water (probably third or more cup of water), and add ground salt and pepper, and three table spoons of freshly ground flax seeds (I grind the seeds in a coffee grinder till very fine).

I use organic coconut oil for my cooking, so add one table spoon of coconut oil allowing it to heat to really hot. Coconut oil is apparently more stable at larger temperatures than any of the seed oils. Once hot I add the egg mixture and then immediately reduce the gas flame to the lowest I can make it covering the omelette with a top (usually a plate turned upside down over the frying pan. I use a very heavy pan with a thick base for making omelettes). My omelet always puffs up after a while, and I can smell it when it is ready. I add my filling of choice. Peppers, grated cheddar cheese or smoked salmon, or crumbled blue cheese. Sometimes preserves like apricot when it is a breakfast dish. I then flip the one side of the omelette over and am done.

I usually like a salad with it, and lately have taken to European mix of Ready brand washed salad (imported from the US), a mixture of spinach and other green leaves. I usually add half an avo to it, pressed garlic, a squirt of lemon juice, and oil free salad dressing. Then for a special taste - instead of salt and pepper - add curry spice to it. I sometimes add diced apple to it too for a more rounded taste. Depending on how energetic and hungry I am.

6 blog comments below

Didn't know you could eat flax seeds... Ok, I look it up a bit and here in my country we are just starting to ingest things like flax seeds and quinoa. What do they taste like? Flax seeds, I mean. If they are as tasty as other seeds I like to eat (sunflower and pumpkin!) it would be awesome!

P.S.: I'm a terrible omelet maker. I break it every time and then I just give up and end up making scrambled eggs instead. My pan doesn't have a thick base like yours, but my mom can cook omelets in it just fine! Evil or Very Mad
Vanilla on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:28 pm
Now I am hungry again. Dean, express mail me an omelet. laugh
standready on Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:56 pm
I used to be the same with omelets Vanilla. Ground flax seed actually helps as it provides the right kind of substance to the texture of the omelet to be able to control the "structure" of the omelet better. Ground flax seed has a slightly nutty taste. You can get either the golden flax seed (mostly from Europe) or the brown flax seed (from North America). I prefer the latter as it has a richer nutty taste. It's supposed to have omega fatty acids that are good for you. Or so they say any way. Most of all however, when I'm really hungry and short of time, it just hits the spot, and seems to last for hours.

OK, I will try sending it xpress mail Stand! Laughing
deanhills on Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:12 am
I was inspired to make an omelette Dean Razz All I had was green bell pepper and some Havarti cheese that has tomato and basil in it. It was actually my first time making an omelette and I was actually able to fold it over! Went down well and filled me up through lunch. I think I might look into getting a set of frying pans. My brother likes a good cast iron skillet so I might try and find a medium sized one, and then I was thinking of breaking away from Teflon frying pans and just getting like... stainless steel or something. As long as I'm careful I shouldn't have to worry about burning foot into the pans. Then I'd have a lard, medium and small set, I could cook a few things at once if need be (some kind of fancy recipe that might require multitasking).
TheGremlyn on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:24 am
I love omelette. I usually make mine with beaten egg, diced bacon, mushroom and spring onion. It takes only a few minutes and tastes delish.. mmmm thinking about it is making me hungry. I think I might go and make an omelette now.
GuidanceReader on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:42 pm
I gotta admit, throwing ground up seeds into eggs and cooking the whole lot is nowhere near the top of my "food that makes my mouth water just thinking about it" list. Might show up on my "you ate WHAT?" list, tho' *laughing* But I might try it, 'cause now I just gotta know Very Happy
onebadpenny on Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:45 pm

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