Summer Omelette

July 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Posted in Breakfast | 15 Comments
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Can you tell I like some eggs with my pepper?  Three eggs, three dashes coarse ground pepper, a dash of salt, a sprinkling of fresh lemon thyme from the garden and about a tablespoon of cream… ready to be turned into an omelette.

Do you eat breakfast? Or are you one of those “I can’t eat in the morning…I don’t eat until 10:00, I can’t stand the smell of food in the morning, I skip breakfast to lose weight” people?

I eat breakfast. Actually I wake up hungry! With a full-time job, weekday breakfasts are usually fruit and oatmeal, or leftovers from dinner the night before. Oh yes, I can most certainly eat pasta, pizza, chicken or steak early in the morning. Anything but seafood… it just doesn’t sound good at 6:00am.

On weekends I try to whip up at least one big morning meal. Serving up a late breakfast holds us all day, no need to eat again until dinner. 

I’m a firm believer in the Julia Child omelette. If you’ve never watched her video on the topic you’re in for a treat. It works! It works every time and it worked for me the first time I ever tried it.

For the “omelette” this past weekend, it was more of a custard event. Using Julia’s method with large chunks of yellow summer squash, rough chopped green onions and tomato wedges, your delicate layer of eggs would more resemble a paper towel that had been thrown into a washing machine with tennis shoes and rugs.

So, I increased to three eggs (still looks like it got a little mangled in the wash) and added about a tablespoon of cream.  Heating a combination of butter and olive oil, I sautéed cubed summer squash almost tender. I then added the green onions and cooked until  fragrant. 

At that point I poured in the slightly stirred egg mixture and swirled, lifting edges, jiggling a bit and finally covering with a lid until almost set. Then I added the fresh tomatoes, folded the omelette, turned off the heat, covered with the lid and let it sit for a couple of minutes. I love chunks of tomatoes in an omelette, but not cooked. Just warm. On serving, I sprinkled with a little grated Parmesan.

Hub and I split the omelette, split the croissant, and with some fresh fruit and a sprig of parsley for ambiance, it was delicious fresh breakfast. 

We’re still waiting for Colorado Produce to hit our markets.  We just now have new to market sweet corn, but that’s about it. 

Omelette with Fresh Summer Vegetables…

It’s What’s For Breakfast.

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  1. I like omelettes! Cheese and mushroom is favorite!

  2. I am a total breakfast fanatic! Definitely need to try making omelets the Julia way since right now, I’m pretty bad at them!

  3. Haha… I use a LOT of pepper, too. I usually eat breakfast about 9:30 and it’s usually leftovers from the night before. I’m one of those who can eat pasta or pizza in the morning… even seafood 😉

  4. I’m going to have to try the Julia Child method. I’ve watched it, just never did it. Since my omelettes SUCK, I should give it a go. The tomato sounds like a delicious addition. Beautiful photos!

  5. God looking breakfast Lea Ann. Ive used the Julia Child method a few times and it worked just like the video shows.

  6. I have a Julia Child tomato plant in my garden

  7. Yum, that looks like a delicious omelette! And if it’s the Julia Child method, it has to be good.

  8. I admit I’m one of those people who can’t face much in the way of food early in the day. This is why weekend brunch is such a treat!

  9. I’m not a big breakfast person. I usually eat a granola bar around 9:00 at work. I am like you though – I can eat pizza and pasta in the morning.

    I planted some lemon thyme – at your suggestion. I need to make this omelette on the weekend. Love Julia Child!

  10. Love Julia, and those eggs looked great!

    Love your write up on Tony’s Market as well. Chef Mick is going to help us kick off our 1st Annual Thrilla on the Grilla on September 25th! http://www.ThrillaontheGrilla.com

  11. Gosh Lea Ann, I wish you were cooking my breakfast! I actually had an omelet today but it sure didn’t compare with yours! I am a breakfast eater…most important meal for me.
    (I do love Julia!)

  12. Ah, Julia!! Never apologize 😉 Your omelette sounds fabulous…I’m a total breakfast gal. I love breakfast and hate doing without it!! I also like a little egg w/ my pepper, ha!!! And ya know, what I love about omelettes- they’re like tacos, you can put pretty much anything inside and it works!

  13. I love omelettes. That looks so good! Yum!

  14. “your delicate layer of eggs would more resemble a paper towel that had been thrown into a washing machine with tennis shoes and rugs.”

    Funniest thing I’ve read all day, great line!


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