How do you like your omelettes?

@jakill (835)
January 8, 2010 3:26am CST
I find plain or herb omelettes too bland. Whatever else I put in them, they always have to have some strong cheese as well. Yesterday I made omelettes for lunch and added what was left of the ham I'd cooked on Christmas Eve, chopped quite small, along with some cheese of course. What do you put in your omelettes?
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18 Jan 10
My favourite is with mushrooms, onions, tomato and mackerel (canned) seasoned with black pepper no salt. But I also do like a plain omelette with nothing in it. Both served with bread or tast...yummy
@jakill (835)
18 Jan 10
Never thought of putting oily fish in before. Could certainly try that with canned mackerel. It should be a very halthy option, especially with those veggies as well.
25 Jan 10
Hope you do try it it is really nice. If you feel like being a bit naughty you can also add a little cheese to this combination that is nice too.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
8 Jan 10
I live in Spain, and here, they always put potatoes in their omelettes - or 'tortillas' as they are known here. Fry some thin slices of potato with onion and garlic until soft, then add herbs and seasoning of your choice, finally the eggs. The way we cook our omelettes is, once the bottom has set, put the pan under a hot grill to cook the top. You can't really flip an omelette with potatoes in. You can add chopped tomatoes , mushrooms, peppers and anything else you fancy or have available. The tortilla is really versatile, and much more filling than an ordinary omelette.
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@marguicha (56973)
• Chile
8 Jan 10
Hi Sandra, I would not say that tortillas and omelettes are the same thing. The french omelette is somthing that you can fold in the pan. When I make tortillas, I have an old lid (la tapa de una olla vieja)to help me turn it without spilling. Happy posting!
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@jakill (835)
8 Jan 10
Thank you Sandra. I have eaten tortillas like this in Spain. I've also tried to cook them, without a lot of success so far. But I have pinched the idea of finishing the top under the grill. I always make my omelettes this way.
@irishmist (3843)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I like to hook mine up with sliced cherry tomatoes, onions, green bell peppers, and spicey cheese, or even sharp cheese, though I don't really like american cheese on mine.
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@jakill (835)
18 Jan 10
Hm. Well, I like the idea of vegetables and cheese. But the cheese varieties you mention - spicey, sharp and american - are not familiar to me. I clearly need to learn about cheese types in the US.
@cutepenguin (6460)
• Canada
11 Jan 10
I like cheese, mushrooms, and red peppers. Sometimes I will put in just cheese and salsa.
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@jakill (835)
11 Jan 10
I love your name, cutepenguin. Thanks for responding. Seems like most people like cheese in their omelettes. Mushrooms and red peppers are a new one, though.
@acer5540 (354)
• China
11 Jan 10
Here we do the omeletters, we usually put some minced vegetables in it.Such as leek,spring onions, ham,then put some salt, pepper, MSG.. Almost everything you want could put in it.
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@jakill (835)
11 Jan 10
Thanks acer. Adding leeks and spring onions to ham sounds very good.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
11 Jan 10
I agree with you that cheese is de rigour in omelettes. I do like the occasional plain or herb omelette, but mostly I, too, must have cheese, or a combination thereof. I like spinach in my omelettes, scallions, which are delicate and I sometimes combine with cream cheese, and also asparagus, avocado, and other veggies. I also like sausage, ham, bacon, or all of the above. But, you have to get proportions right or it gets to be "too much" of a good thing. One of my favorites is a Spanish Omelette, with onions, peppers, mushrooms, tomato sauce, and cheese. A farmer's omelette with potatoes, meats, and cheese is good, too. There are so many variations. Seafood omelettes, such as crab or shrimp are good. Almost any leftover you like can be incorporated into an omelette. Many people like jelly omelettes. I prefer savory omelettes to sweet.
@jakill (835)
11 Jan 10
Loads of luscious ideas here. And of course you are right. The variations seem limitless. I too prefer savoury to sweeet.
@iona84 (18)
• Romania
9 Jan 10
I like it the best with fried chopped ham and the cheese mixet with the eggs. when the ham is fried you put in the eggs mixed with the cheese and they melt together. It's simply delicious. Or you can try another one: frie some chopped onion, then put the chopped ham or salami or whatever meat you like and then put the omlette in mixed with cheese, green pepers and if you want it juicy some totatoes are excelent. Bon apetit and bon MyLotting;)
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@jakill (835)
10 Jan 10
I made my ham an cheese one just like that. Thanks for your other ideas. They sound delicious.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I put anything left over in the frig into an omelette. But on almost all we top with salsa which adds some zip.
@jakill (835)
8 Jan 10
And there's another great idea. Thanks Pat.
@oneidmnster (1382)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I love omelettes for breakfast.I use sausage,bacon,cheddar cheese,and pico de gallo.Monterey jack cheese is also very good.
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@jakill (835)
8 Jan 10
Oh boy, that lot sounds absolutely scrumptious.
@marguicha (56973)
• Chile
8 Jan 10
I love omelettes and as I live alone, it´s very easy to make one and eat it while watching TV. I make them with anything that I have on hand. Many times it is cheese and ham or bacon, but I also make them with any kind of leftovers that I have in the fridge, A handfull of cooked rice (I don´t throw it away), some chives and diced cheese make a wonderful omelette. Another one I love is when I have some string beans (I steam cook them al dente)and add parmesan cheese. I think I could spend the rest of the day talking about my favorite omelettes.I love them every single way. Happy posting!
@jakill (835)
8 Jan 10
More lovely ideas. Thanks Marguicha.
@Genericbe (1379)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
I like omelettes with ham and cheese, some herbs, few spice and many eggs. They are good for my taste. Especially with many cheese or few milk making more creamier. Plus a chocolate beverage side. It is so yummy!!
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@jakill (835)
8 Jan 10
yes. Omelettes are good for many reasons. They are quick, easy and cheap to make as well as being so yummy.
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
hi jakill! i also add cheese to my omelettes. but i add dried chili powder to add a kick to it.. i love spicy foods and a good kick early in the morning is a cool way to jumpstart my day!
@jakill (835)
8 Jan 10
What a great idea. I must try that one when I feel brave enough.
@p1kef1sh (45648)
8 Jan 10
I like an omelette every few days. Like you I often put in ham, tomatoes and cheese. Sometimes I have a little onion or if I'm feeling really daring. I have them plain! My Dad makes kipper omelettes! They're every bit as disgusting as they sound!
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@jakill (835)
8 Jan 10
Yup. Kipper omelettes do sound disgusting. I'd guessyou culd do something with smoked haddock or cod, though, especially with soem cheese or cheeses s auce.
• Germany
8 Jan 10
Hi, jakill. I love eating omelets. Normally i fry with onions and garlics, put a little peppers and soy sauce. It tastes delicious! Have a nice day and happymylotting.
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@jakill (835)
8 Jan 10
That sounds great. Yum, yum.
@anqial (58)
• United States
8 Jan 10
i love to put everything i can. onion , pepper, ham, saugages.
@jakill (835)
8 Jan 10
That sounds good too.