I only know two ways of cooking eggs: scrambled and hard-boiled. Fortunately, my husband is a more accomplished egg chef than I am. He can whip together an amazing stuffed omelet for a weekend breakfast, while making it look super easy. Feel free to put whatever toppings you like inside, as long as they’re pre-cooked and not too wet.
This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.
Ingredients ($10 total)
6 eggs (for 2 omelets) – $1.75
1 package enoki or your favorite mushrooms – $2.99
1 ripe avocado – $1.29
1/2 package bacon, cooked and diced – $2.75
1/2 cup havarti or other cheese, chopped up – $0.97
2 tbsp butter – $0.31
1 tbsp olive oil – $0.10
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Prepare your fillings: I heated up the olive oil in a small pan over medium high heat, then dropped the mushrooms into the hot oil and added salt and pepper. Stirring frequently, they take about 5-7 minutes to cook to a point of being browned and not watery. I also chopped up the avocado, bacon, and cheese.
2. Then the egg chef took over. Heat the butter in a large pan over medium heat, beat 3 eggs together in a bowl, then when the butter is hot, pour the eggs into the pan. As the bottom of the omelet solidifies, keep going around with a fork – lifting the side of the omelet and tilting the pan towards the fork to let the liquid egg on top run underneath. You should end up with a fairly dry top after a couple of minutes of this.
3. Make sure the omelet can slide around the pan by shaking the pan gently side to side, then arrange your toppings over the top however you like.
Slide the omelet off the pan into your plate, and as you’re halfway through the slide, use the pan to flip the top of the omelet over onto the bottom half that’s already on the plate. These omelets were so big that we cut each one in half and shared them.
Sustainability Score (explained here)
- Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
- Servings: 2 = 4-6 servings
- Cost per person (prices based on Trader Joe’s/Costco): 3 = <$5
- Deliciousness: 3 = when are we having this again?
- Environmental impact: 2 = moderate impact
- Nutritional value: 1 = eat rarely
- TOTAL: 14/18
If you tried it, please let me know how it came out for you. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!