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Omelet Lessons with the Short Order Cook

Thumbnail image for iStock_000005800784XSmall.jpgI don't know about you, but when it comes to the topics of eggs, every single member of my family likes them prepared a different way. For me, I do the straight up hard boiled version (I'm not a big fan of yolk), my son opts for scrambled, my daughter is interested in cheese omelets and my husband, is the adventurous type and can go for a mexican style creation one day and nova lox and cream cheese selection the next.

No matter their preferences, I've come to discover that cooking omelets can actually be fun and good for you too. Since I'm a proud member of the Eggland's Best Pink Dozen, I'm happy to let you know that EB eggs contain high levels of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin E, and are a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin B2. They also contain 25 percent less saturated fat and 19 percent less cholesterol than regular eggs. And they were recently featured in Women's Health as a healthy option for egg lovers.

If you've got the right pans (we've got a fabulous omelet and poached egg maker that I bought this year) and you use butter or a butter substitute, you're well on your way to making a great breakfast. While hard boiled and scrambled eggs are pretty easy to master, I happen to love experimenting with different ingredients and have found the perfect omelet recipe to satisfy my sweet tooth - yes you can make sweet omelets too. Check out my recipe for granny smith omelets and enjoy!

Granny Smith Apple Omelets

Ingredients:
Two Eggland's Best Large eggs
2 tablespoons of milk
1 sliced granny smith apple
1/2 cottage cheese (you can also try cream cheese or goat cheese)
Dash of cinnamon sugar
1 tablespoon of butter or butter substitute

Directions:
Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in pan.
Add granny smith apple slices and saute in pan

Whisk eggs, milk and sugar in a bowl
Add mixture to frying pan
After 3 minutes, add cheese
Fold the omelet or flip it over in the pan (that one is totally your call).

Voila!

You have a granny smith omelet!

And now a bonus recipe for those of you with a hankering for something spicy...

Mexican Omelet

Ingredients
2 Eggland's Best Large eggs
2 tablespoons of milk
2 tablespoons of salsa
1-2 slices of cheddar cheese
Dash of ground pepper
Dash of salt
1 tablespoon of butter

Directions
Whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl.
Heat pan with butter.
Add egg mixture
Add salsa
After 2-3 minutes, add cheddar cheese.
Fold your omelet in half.
Serve with nacho chips.

Ole!

And there you have it...two delectable omelets in under 10 minutes. If you'd like to find out more information and ideas for delicious and healthy recipes, please visit: Egglands Best.com

A reminder for those supporting breast cancer awareness month. Eggland's Best is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the fight against breast cancer and has committed to donate $50,000 to support Komen for the Cure in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. From now until to mid-November, Eggland's Best will add the official "Pink Ribbon" to their iconic "EB" stamp and both stamps will be pink to celebrate this partnership. Look for the Eggland's Best at your local supermarket.

*Disclosure: This compensated post was sponsored by Eggland's Best.

Posted in: Blog, Role Mommy Recommends on 10/21/2010

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