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The Magical Spiral Omelet


Thursday nights I watch a lot of TV. I love The Office and 30 Rock the most, but afterwords I usually flip to Ace of Cakes and see what they are making. Last night, each person at the bakery had to make their own shoe for a charity auction. As you would expect, Mandi really loved this. Towards the end of the show, the girls started getting really competitive about it, each claiming that their shoe was going to bring in the most money at auction. They started saying they would "throw each other under the bus" and laughing about it. "Do they really say that on a reality show?" Someone asked. Mary Smith replied "Yes, they say it on almost every episode." This is what I love about the show. They are really all just hanging out making cakes and talking about the same things I talk about, but it is pretty subtle. A lot of times the editing cuts stuff that they aren't really allowed to say, but if you pay attention you know exactly what they are talking about. In this case they were clearly talking about "Top Chef", the only place in the world where "throwing someone under the bus" is a commonly used phrase. Food Network hates "Top Chef" and pretty much denies its existence, so they decided to chop up the scene leaving it confusing to the general public! It's more fun this way though, because if you get it, you feel like you are an insider.

Ok, enough off topic rambling, here is the post! I have made a lot of omelets in my life. At different times, I have preferred different methods, but I think I have officially found the ultimate omelet! I can't take credit for this, its Mandi's creation. She really loves working on a flat grill and used to make omelets like this for herself when she worked at a college food court. The key to a perfect omelet to me has always been the contrast of the crisp browned outside, with the creamy, just barely cooked inside. With this omelet, you get many layers of crisp and soft. Its hard to describe, so lets go to the pictures!

There will be no recipe at the bottom, because this is a method. So pay attention! This is a 2 person omelet, so 5 eggs is perfect.

Just a tiny tiny splash of milk

There are a lot of pics in this animation, so I made a start button. Click it! Anyways, this is where it gets serious. Once the butter is on the grill you have to move fast. The key is to get all the toppings on while the top of the egg is still a little runny.  Also, make sure you start with salt and pepper. The egg will cook the rest of the way as you roll it up and will be perfectly cooked by the time you are eating it!

These pictures are from 3 different mornings. Mandi didn't suddenly change clothes.

Keep it on for a minute if you need more brown.

Remember, this is for 2 people!

Look at that spiraly goodness!!!

This one is ham and cheese and parsley with some jack and cheddar.

This one is leftover pork belly risotto. Soo good!

This one is leftover taco. Yum.

Avocado with eggs is a great combo. If you have never had it, get on the bus! Not under it. (see what I did there? yea)


What a great technique! I never would have thought of doing it that way, and the possibilities are endless. Yay for Mandi!

Haha. I love that they watch Top if I needed a reason to like them all any more.

I am disappointed with the pork belly risotto omelet pictures. Or maybe I just didn't understand. It didn't look like risotto hanging out in there. Was it just the ingredients from the risotto or is arborio hiding out in there?

yes peggasus the possibilities are endless! i like to put anything we have leftover from a week of cooking into a weekend omelet like this! haha and cooking one big omelet means that dan and i can eat at the same time instead of one of us eating while the other one gets cooked!

and amy the pork belly risotto omelet was the finished product inside. maybe you just couldnt see all the lovely little rice cause the filling was sparse as there wasnt all that much risotto left to work with... there never is much leftover risotto in our house. hm i wonder why? hehe

Yummy I make omelets all the time I need to get a flat grill. But I was thinking of you mandi the other night when I had some leftover guacamole, and ricotta cheese. so I put some ricotta in the guac to see how it tasted. I know you like both of these Mandi and if you haven't tried them together I think you will enjoy them. Just use more guac than ricotta. Yummy!

Mmmmm i can imagine one with chocolate or nutella...maybe some mascarpone too :) :) :)

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