Saturday, July 6, 2013

Breakfast for Supper: Omelets!

LUCY BURDETTE: I know I can't be the only one who panics once in a while about the question: What's for supper? I can remember one bit of advice my father got years ago when he was a recent widower--always start by putting a potato in the oven, then you'll figure out the rest of it. Hmmmm...not that helpful!

When stumped, I often declare "omelet night." The omelets can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes, the innards can be varied according to what's in the frig, and my husband's always happy with the results. I am too:).

4 eggs
grated cheese
chopped onions or scallions
3/4 cup chopped broccoli (or other veggies to taste)
4 slices bacon, chopped and fried crisp
Butter and/or olive oil for frying

Heat a little butter and olive oil in a ten-inch skillet. Saute the onions and broccoli (or other veggies) until almost soft. If using bacon, fry it until crisp in a second skillet, drain and set aside. Whip the eggs in a small bowl with a dash of water. Grate the cheese.

When the veggies are soft, add another tablespoon of oil or butter. Pour the eggs into the skillet on top of the cooked vegetables. Cook on medium-low for a few minutes until it begins to look set around the edges. Sprinkle the cheese (and Bacon, if using) over half the omelet. Tip the pan to let the eggs run off to the sides and cook a little more.

When the omelet looks mostly cooked and the cheese melted, carefully flip one side over the other and cook a few minutes longer.

Serve with a cottage-oat biscuit  or a cheddar cheese cornmeal scone and green salad.

And use the time you saved with an easy supper to read--maybe the latest Key West food critic mystery? TOPPED CHEF can be ordered wherever books are sold! And please "like" Lucy on Facebook and Follow her on Twitter.


  1. That is exactly what I did last night (with leftovers from the 4th)! Great minds and all that.

    1. Hoorah for great minds Libby! enjoy the rest of the weekend...

  2. Breakfast for supper is good!

    1. I'm with you Elaine! I could even eat cereal for dinner once in a while...but I'd have to do that on my own:)

  3. People *love* breakfast for supper. I think it's because we're always in such a rush in the morning, but in the evening we can slow down and enjoy dinner. I love omelets, too. And they're a great way to use leftover cheeses and whatever else happens to be in the fridge.

    I see an avocado on the plate. Did you read about the guy who eats 2-4 avocados a day? I like them, but . . .


  4. Love omelets! And am glad to be reminded of that fact. Thanks, Lucy and Roberta!