Sunday, September 14, 2014

Denver Omelette, Sid's way

I have no idea why I've been craving a Denver Omelette lately.  I'm really not particularly fond of them, but I wanted one today.  It used to be one of my sister's favourite omelettes, that she would order all the time at a restaurant we used to go to called the Totem Restaurant.  Which no longer exists, sigh.   I even worked there for a very brief period of time.   And when I find the recipe for the 'best ever' bran muffins we used to make there, I'll share it.
It's somewhere in one of my recipe files, you know the old fashioned ones, printed on paper, usually handwritten in faded ink on a scrap of paper. 

But for today, I just made the Denver omelette the way I remember it served there.
Well, mostly like it.

Denver Omelette
I added some lovely baby Bella Mushrooms, and the last of the garlic scapes from my pot, and a sprinkling of chives. 

Cause, I'm the cook and I can do it my way, so there.

Recipe:  Denver Omelette      Serves two

4 eggs, separated, with the whites whisked together
1 slice bacon diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
2 slices ham diced
5 mushrooms diced
1-2 oz. cheese ( I prefer Colby Jack)

Basically I just diced up equal amounts of green pepper, onions, ham and mushrooms.  
I then diced up one slice of bacon and let that cook for a few minutes,
then added the veggies and ham.  Cooked that for a couple of minutes,
Denver Omelette

 See you can tell it's cooking away there, cause of the steam on the camera lens.

set it aside while I whisked two egg whites, then folded in the yolks.  This was per person, I'm not coordinated enough to do 4 eggs at once.

  If you do this, you get a lighter, fluffier omelette.
Poured them into a well buttered pan, added the veggie/ham mixture,
Denver Omelette
put a lid on it for a couple of minutes, then turned it over and added some cheese,
Denver Omelette
folded it and served with some scapes and chives.
 Denver Omelette
 And another sprinkling of cheese.  

And yes, I know I used the same picture twice in one post.
I thought it deserved a second look.
And it was good.  I think my sister would have approved.  

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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