“But Aunt Maureen makes smashing omelettes.” Julia Upjohn.
“She makes smashing omelettes.” Poirot’s voice was happy. He sighed.
“Then Hercule Poirot has not lived in vain, he said. It was I who taught your Aunt Maureen to make an omelette.”
― Agatha Christie
Today I will show you how to cook another favorite of mine – The ultimate bacon, onion and mushroom omellete. Simple stuff. There are a variety of health benefits to this omelette minus the bacon. But at Ars Spiritus we forgive a little bit of bacon. The eggs have good quality protein, choline, selenium, iodine, vitamins B2, B12, B5, D, phosphorus. Mushrooms help lower cholesterol and aid with preventing a bunch of diseases such as breast and prostate cancer [Fun Fact: Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than to plants] . Onions give it a nice texture and is considered a healing food. They have plenty of vitamin C, B6, biotin, chromium, calcium and dietary fibre. In addition, they contain good amounts of folic acid and vitamin B1 and K. So how’s that for a healthy and delicious omelette.
1/4 of an Onion (Red preferably)
A couple of mushroom caps
1 Strip of Bacon
- Beat up the two eggs in a bowl with a fork. Some people like to add milk or cream but I find it tastes delicious as it is so leave the eggs in natural form.
- Finely chop the bacon, the onion and the mushrooms. If you’re a fan of chili I highly recommend it in this dish.
- Heat up some oil in a pan (non-stick preferably) and put the bacon in first. I like to cook the bacon the longest as it brings out the flavor and has a nice crunchy texture. Then proceed to add the onions, mushrooms and chili.
- After 3 or 4 minutes of cooking mix all the ingredients in together and evenly spread them(You don’t want a pile of onions on one side of the omelette). Push all of the ingredients into a moon shape pile along the side of the pan.
- Now evenly pour the beaten eggs over the ingredients making sure all the ingredients are covered by the egg mixture. As you’re doing this you want to be tilting the pan a little as to keep the omelette on one side of the pan whilst cooking. Once one side is fairly firmly cooked you want to flip the omelette over to cook the other side. If your eggs have spread out over the whole pan just fold it in half. Cook for around 4-5 minutes on a fairly low heat.
There’s your omelette done ! Any questions feel free to comment or send an email to email@example.com