Day 15 : Garbage Omelette

Don’t let the name fool you, this is in fact the perfect omelette.  It takes a bit more time and effort, but I assure you it’s pretty fail proof if you follow the directions correctly.  When trying to make an omelette the regular way (in a skillet) I am not ashamed to admit that I fail at it miserably about 7 out of 10 times.  If it’s not the dang thing sticking to the skillet (which it does more and more as the skillet gets older) then it’s my spatula ruining it, and that’s assuming it even cooks evenly and properly…..  This method results in a perfectly even, fluffy omelette that tastes as good as it looks!  It’s especially good for company, as after all, who wants to serve their guests a messed up omelette?

The recipe I will share is for the basic omelette and from there you can add whatever you like to it.  It’s given the name Garbage Omelette because it’s a great way to clean out the fridge of all the leftovers from a week’s meals.  That is exactly what I did this morning.  One downside to making so many new recipes is that you have to buy a lot of ingredients you don’t normally have on hand and then find uses for the leftovers!  Anyway, this is a very filling omelette, so it can easily serve 3 or 4 people, but between my husband and I we often find a way to finish it off anyway.


Today I used the following ingredients in ours and they were fantastic!

  • Deli Turkey (about 3/4 C., cut up into squares)
  • Muenster (I used 4 slices worth)
  • Monteray Jack (about 1/2 C. shredded)
  • mushroom (about 1/2 C., diced)
  • sweet red pepper (about 1/4 C. or so diced)
  • garlic (2 cloves, minced)
  • green onions (about 4, sliced)
  • bacon (4 slices cooked, and cut up into bits)

Other ingredients I would typically use would include (though not necessarily together) parsley, basil, cilantro, various other cheeses, green pepper, yellow or orange pepper, jalapeno, ham, chicken, beef, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, spinach, etc.  Like I said, it’s really up to you and there are an endless number of possible combinations.


Garbage Omelette

Serves : 2-4             Time to make : 30 minutes (rough estimate depending on prep of chosen ingredients)

Ingredients :

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions :

  1. Cut up and prepare your filler ingredients and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. In a mixing bowl, blend together the eggs and milk until fluffy.
  4. Add in flour, salt and pepper, blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into a greased 9×13 glass baking dish and bake on the center rack for 10-15 minutes, until the eggs are just about set.  Be sure to keep an eye on it however since depending on your oven it could set faster.
  6. Spread your filler ingredients evenly over the eggs and bake for another 5 minutes or so until your cheese has melted.
  7. Now you can either roll it up jelly-style and then cut it, or you can do like me and cut it in half in the dish and then fold each of those over into a big omelette and then cut those into portions.


*bacon not pictured*

Published in: on January 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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