Mushroom Omelette for One
Omelettes are so quick and easy to make, plus they’re filling and nutritious. So if you’re looking for a healthy and filling vegetarian breakfast, give this a try.
Another abitmoreveg recipe – although I think I had this on the old twimii site as well, I definitely had the one that used smoked salmon instead of mushrooms – very good. I tend to think, rightly or wrongly, of smoked salmon as a healthy(ish) substitute for smokey rashers. The mushroom one is good too. I love mushrooms with garlic and so I have garlic in this recipe but to be honest it’s also really good without it. If you’re not using the garlic fry the mushrooms in butter – or a mix of olive oil and butter.
You’ll be glad to know – possibly – that I’m only going to allow myself post a rant or ramble if the previous post is a recipe one. Yep, ’tis a food blog.
By the way this was by far and away the most irritating post I’ve ever done – for me. I put a lid on the frying pan and I couldn’t get it off again. I was going mental.
Just one more thing, the tips I give for making an omelette are for how I like omelettes and I got them from a recipe book – probably Delia Smith‘s but I’m not sure. Other people like the eggs totally beaten and want to add cheese, etc. I’m no omelette expert – obviously – I have trouble just using frying pans – but I didn’t like eggs for years and this way of cooking them was one of the things that changed my mind. Now I like eggs lots of ways. So each to their own.
Omelettes are so quick and easy to make, plus they’re filling and nutritious.
Well, usually they’re quick and easy, I had a bit of an ordeal making this one. I fried the mushrooms and put a lid on the frying pan while I was taking a quick picture of the beaten egg. I then went to take off the lid and – it would not budge. I spent well over 30 minutes trying to get the lid off the pan. I tried everything, putting it under a cold tap, leaving it outside to cool, blowing air in through the vent hole, sucking air out of the vent hole – nothing worked, I was going mad. I was certain I was going to have to break the lid (which is made of glass) to be able to use the pan again.
Of course I also went searching online. I found this forum where people were responding to the person asking the very same question as me -“Help I put a saucepan lid on a frying pan and now I can’t get it off” – a lot of the replies were sarcastic “the pan’s possessed” etc. Normally I would find this funny but faced with the prospect of losing both a saucepan lid and a frying pan it just made me madder and madder. And it seemed like none of the advice was at all helpful.
I should mention that while I was taking the picture of the egg I removed the frying pan from the heat, so the pan cooled a little while the lid stayed hot. How did I get the lid unstuck? Put the pan on maximum heat, it expanded and I could remove the lid. Simple once I’d done it but so very maddening until then.
Normally omelettes are the easiest thing in the world to make. Just never put a saucepan lid on frying pan – doesn’t matter how perfectly it seems to fit at first – don’t do it!
You can of course put a lid on frying pan, but if it’s not for that pan and it’s slots inside perfectly – be careful.