Friday, January 11, 2013

Omelet Salad

For someone who cooks as much as I do, the assumption would be that I have success with most foods.  That assumption would be false.  I am very challenged when it comes to making many simple things: cookies, pancakes, and omelets (blogger is informing me that this is the correct spelling, weird).  

As I was sweating through an exercise class today, I was thinking about what I would eat when I got home (hey, it's what gets me through!).  I was really craving an omelet, but then I remembered that they always stick to the pan when I make them.  My dad totally makes the best omelets, and he's tried to teach me, but I think I'm hopeless.

So, I decided to make my omelet components into a salad.  I sauteed vegetables, added hard-boiled eggs, and included the cheeses I normally enjoy in an omelet.  I added the croutons just because I like them.  I think what I actually managed to do was to deconstruct the original idea - from my point of view it was a complete success!  The taste wasn't identical, but I really enjoyed the hot vegetables with the greens, cheese, croutons, and french dressing.  Plus, it was a great way to eat some protein and veggies (though not my goal).

There really is no actual recipe, but I sauteed red onions, zucchini, and red pepper.  I added the veggies and hard-boiled eggs to mixed greens and topped my salad with feta, cheddar, croutons, and french dressing.  Yum.


  1. I love making omelettes. Quite often the first one is not great, but usually the next few work out perfectly, as long as I don't get any of the filling stuck on the pan. I love omelettes but don't like boiled, fried or poached eggs, go figure, lol.

  2. I love deconstructed food. I guess I like being able to taste the individual flavours better. I'd never thought of doing it to an omelette though.

    I'm no good at making an intact omelette either . I think you need a magic pan or something.