Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rosie's Ersatz Omelet Ranchera.

This is Mr. Hawthorne's Salsa Ranchera that he cans. And this is the mystery ingredient in my omelet. For the salsa recipe, click on the link above.
Here's my omelet with a topping of cilantro and parsley.
My little slice of egg heaven. It's got scallions, parsley, and cilantro sprinkled on top and inside is Salsa Ranchera, green onions, and cheese. And of course the eggs.
I picked a scallion and a few sprigs of cilantro and parsley.
3/4 cup diced ham We like Kentucky Legend double smoked ham. You can get it at Food Lion.
In the larger bowl on the left, I have 4 egg yolks and 1 egg white. In the smaller bowl I have 3 egg whites. You want the yolks in the larger bowl since you'll be beating the whites and adding them to the yolks.
It helps to have egg whites at room temperature. They'll beat to a higher volume. Never contaminate the whites with any bit of yolk or water. They won't beat properly.
Keep beating.
Beat until soft peaks form.
Next beat the 3 yolks and 1 white.
Beat until the yolks are light and lemon colored.
I plopped in two clouds of the whites and ...
... beat them in.
Add in the rest of the egg white.
Add freshly ground salt and pepper.
Gently fold the whites into the yolks.
I added a tablespoon of butter to my non-stick pan over medium low heat and poured in my eggs. Then I added a few tablespoons of Mr. Hawthorne's Salsa Ranchera.
Add the diced ham.
Sliced onions go over top.
Then I sprinkled a cheese mixture over top. Yes. I Semi-Ho'd it.
Cover and cook over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes. I went around the sides with a spatula. If it lifts up easily, you're ready to flip.
I heated another pan, melted a tablespoon of butter in it, then flipped the omelet. You must commit to the flip. Any hesitation usually results in a mess.
Cook an additional minute.
Then flip it onto a serving plate and sprinkle the cilantro and parsley.
Green, eggs, and ham. With cheese. Quite a tasty, serviceable, and servable breakfast.
Omelet Ranchera, accompanied by toasted Hawaiian sweet rolls and additional Salsa Ranchera.


Marilyn said...

Looks good, Rosie.

I second the "no hesitation" when turning out an omelet or frittata. You just have to go for it.

Lori K said...

Looks awesome....
I am typing this from Rodanthe....we made it!!!! Can't wait to catch up with you.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Yup, Mar, once you commit, there's no going back.

Yay, Lori! Looking forward to seeing you.