Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cheesecake Omelette

This omelet makes a nice, sweet breakfast! I had it for my birthday, but I've never personally made it before. Probably because my omelet-making technique is like the kiss of death to eggs everywhere. But I didn't end up tearing this one, so there! Take that, omelet-karma! I decided to call it a cheesecake omelet because of its ingredients. Plus, it just makes it sound decadent, don't you think?

2 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon low-fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon homemade sugar-free strawberry-banana jam (or your favorite sweet jam)
2 pats butter
a strawberry, hulled and sliced, for garnish

you'll also need:
small non-stick frying pan
heat-proof rubber spatula

1. beat together your 2 eggs, water and salt. Set aside.
2. heat your pan over medium heat until warm. While it's warming, prepare your strawberry for garnish.
3. put a pat of butter into the pan and swirl until bottom is coated. If your pan was quite hot, the butter witll have hissed, bubbled and disintegrated practically upon contact. Briefly remove pan from heat and add another pat of butter, swirling until it dissolves. This will help create a golden sort-of crust on the bottom of your omelet. If you don't want that to happen, make the omelet the way you usually do.
4. put the pan back on the heat and immediately add egg mixture.
5. gently pull back the edges of the omelet and allow the egg to fill in the gap. Go around the omelet twice, turning the pan as you go.

6. turn heat down to medium low, and continue lifting the edges of your omelet, coaxing the liquidy egg out to the edges. Let cook until sufficiently set.
7. add your cream cheese and jam on one side of your omelet. Squish it around a bit until it looks a tad bit runny. Turn the heat briefly back up to medium to help this melting process.
8. fold the other edge of your omelet over the filling. Remove from heat and let it sit for a minute.
9. plate the omelet by sliding it over the lip of the pan. Arrange the strawberry attractively and admire the beauty of your creation. Then devour the omelet. Mmmmm: sweet!!

I got the idea for this kind of filling a few months ago while I was reading the Internet, looking for ideas about what I could ask for for my birthday breakfast. I can't actually remember where I found this idea: sorry.

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