Thursday, July 22, 2010

Barefoot Contessa's Omelet for Two - adapted

Isn't it right that sometimes the best dinners have breakfast food on the menu ?
We - for example, like hash browns with eggs and of course, pepper bacon as dinner on occasion....which is what inspired me to make this omelet for two for tonight's meal.
THIS is the link to Ina Garten's recipe on Food Network if you want o go look and see how hers is different.
I saw Ina making it and it looked not only very good, but also something we have not had in a while and here it is now, shared with you.
Jeff took it a step further and also topped his 2 pieces of omelet with fresh salsa.
It's hearty, meaty, cheesy, crunchy and very satisfying.
Oh, and I'll give you my shortcut trick to making this super fast.

4 to 6 eggs
1/2 bell pepper, chopped

a few cheese sticks or just a nice block of cheese, cubed

1/2 onion
2 to 3 medium size potatoes, peeled and cubed small (I first cut them in 3 lengthwise, then each third in 2 and each long strip in roughly 4 pieces each)

a few sausage slices

3 TBSP butter


 Begin with the sausage, frying it sliced

and then brake it in bite-size pieces and have it ready for mixing with the rest of the omelet ingredients at the end.
In a non stick skillet or sauteeing skillet melt the butter, then fry the potatoes and onion for a few minutes

or if you are not too sure they taste or look ok, then just transfer them into a glass pie pan and cook them in your microwave for 1 minute at a time, until they look and taste perfect.
I cooked my potatoes for about 10 minutes on the stove, but wasn't too happy with the result and then moved everything over to the glass dish and used the microwave for 1 minute at first then 1 minute more and they were just perfect.
Preheat your oven to 375 or just use the microwave again.
While the potatoes are cooking, just mix the rest of the ingredients.

When the potatoes are done, top them with the egg mix

and either cook in your oven for 10 minutes roughly, or use the microwave to cook the omelet for 3 minutes total, using 1 minute increments.

Either way, it's very delicious !


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