Have I ever mentioned that AK can have eggs in any form and as many times a day/ week/ month without getting sick of it? Not that that means I should challenge him and cut off all other varieties of food, but you get the gist!!
He wanted to me to make eggs for brunch on Sunday but I turned up my nose at the idea of “Plain simple eggs for the blog?!”. I’m glad I eventually gave in though. This was definitely the best omelette I’ve ever made!
Here’s what I used:
5 Eggs (3 for AK and 2 for myself)
1 onion, chopped fine
3 chicken sausages, chopped
3 green chillies, chopped (adjust according to your spice threshold!!)
4 tbsp fried & crumbled bacon
4 tbsp grated cheddar cheese (I used Amul)
Salt & Fresh ground pepper to taste
1 tsp dried basil (you can use any of your choice… Oregano, parsley etc)
2 tsp (crispy) fried onions
2 tsp (crispy) fried garlic
1 tbsp butter
For the Pico De Gallo (since I’m not a compulsive ketchup consumer like AK!)
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 green chilly, finely chopped
salt & pepper to taste
5 heaped tbsp cilantro/ coriander – finely chopped (I know that sounds like an unrealistic amount of cilantro but the life of Pico de Gallo depends on it. Literally.)
Juice of 1 lemon
Here’s how I made them:
Here are all (or most) of my fillings, prettily arranged on a plate!
OMG those ARE a whole lot of green chillies! Was well worth it though! Anyhow, here is a shot of (the lone) egg…
And my (darling) crispy fried onion & garlic!
The first 3 eggs were dutifully cracked into a bowl.
Then I whisked them till nice and frothy.
I added the seasoning: salt, pepper and Basil, giving it a good mix!
I heated the skillet on high and added half the butter to melt…
Then I poured in the beaten egg mixture…
Then I added half of the prepared fillings. (Just because AK has the larger share of eggs doesn’t mean he can sneak my share of the fillings!!!) The onions…
The bacon and the green chillies…
I reduced the heat to medium and covered the pan with a lid for about 2 mins, or until the eggs are MOSTLY set and hardly runny (if that makes any sense at all!!)
Removing the lid, I sprinkled on the grated cheese…
The fried onions…
And the fried garlic…
Then I carefully folded the omelette over.
Pressing down on it gently, cooked it for another 1.5 – 2 mins to allow the cheese to melt and hold the omelette together…
While the omelette was cooking, I chopped up the ingredients for the Pico de Gallo…
Placed them in a bowl, added the seasoning and squeezed the lemon juice over the mix…
Yes, I’m a complete desi who doesn’t believe in lemon squeezers or strainers to catch the seeds!!
While the Pico de Gallo was soaking up the seasoning, I quickly made my 2 egg omelette with the remaining fillings. Then I proceeded to place the omlette, the toast and the Pico de Gallo on a plate, made AK take a picture before he demolished the offering!!
Simple, cheesy, meaty omlette with fresh Pico de Gallo was an excellent brunch decision and definitely NOT beneath the blog!! I guess I need to be less of a snob sometimes!