Friday, 21 January 2011
I was thrilled when I went to download some photos off my camera this afternoon and lo and behold there were my omelet pictures from yesterday! Hallelujah!
I was so bummed out when I thought I had lost them. This Bread and Cheese Omelet was a real gem and I had really wanted to share it with you all, now . . . not two weeks from now or whenever I felt like making and eating an omelet again one day . . .
One of the things I fell in love with when I came over here was the concept of Fried Bread. Oh, no . . . tis not very good for you. You can imagine how much fat a slice of bread absorbs when you deep fry it . . . but the taste, when it's done properly, is amazing.
There used to be a little cafe in Chester when I first moved over here all those years ago that served this amazing fried bread with it's breakfasts. I could never turn it down when asked if I wanted it . . . oh-so-bad for you but impossible to resist.
This recipe takes the idea of fried bread and makes it just a tiny bit healthier for you. For one, it's not deep fried, but lightly sauteed in a bit of butter. For two, it's not whole slices, but tasty, crisp and buttery little cubes . . .
If you really wanted to be healthy you could use whole wheat bread, but hey, it's fried bread folks . . . it's supposed to be at least a bit indulgent!
I suppose when you combine these buttery little crisp cubes of fried bread with beaten eggs and luciously rich and sharp cheddar cheese in an omelet, that's as fluffy and tasty as it is beautiful . . .you're not really talking health or weight conscious here, but then again . . . who cares!
Once in a while an indulgent treat is just what we need. The recipe is for one omelet, but you can make as many as you like, by increasing the amount of ingredients. I made two, one for me and one for Todd. I doubled everything, cooked all the bread cubes together and then did individual omelets, one at a time, keeping the first one warm in the oven while I cooked the second one.
The Toddster had a bit of an accident with his teeth the other day though . . . he couldn't have any salad with his. I just sliced some ripe soft avocado and tomatoes, and stuffed his with that, as well as the fried bread and cheese. He was one happy camper! Yeaaahhh baby! (I'm such a good wife!)
*Bread and Cheese Omelet*
Simple supper fare. All you need is a salad to complete this tasty meal. Fluffy and delicious!
a little butter
1 thick slice of farmhouse style bread
(remove crusts and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
2 large free range eggs
1 TBS cold water
dash of white pepper
salt to taste
1 spring onion, finely chopped
2 TBS grated strong cheddar cheese
Melt a knob of butter in a small frying pan. Add the bread and cook, stirring occasionally until golden and crispy brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to some paper toweling and keep warm.
Beat the eggs with a little cold water, some white pepper and some of the onion. Melt some more butter in the heated pan. Once it begins to foam, tip in the egg mixture. Add the fried bread and grated cheese. Cook gently until set, and the bottom is lightly browned. Fold in half and slide onto a warm dish. Garnish with a bit more chopped onion if desired.