Friday, July 12, 2013

Omelette Roll-Up

I try to cook a hot breakfast for my boys most weekends.  After being gone to work for 12 hours each weekday, and hubby cooking most of the meals for the boys, I like to treat them all to a nice, hot breakfast; and we pause, and sit, and reflect, and plan, and share a hearty meal together, before we start into our crazy, busy weekend. 

Most weekends I do bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, and toast... after a while though, it can get a little boring (and heavy!) so I do change things up a little.  Occasionally, I will make a frittata.  Other times homemade pancakes or Belgian waffles with fruit coulis and whipped cream (or maybe even ice cream for a treat!). 

If I want something super easy, I turn to this amazing recipe.  The most time consuming part is the vegetable chopping, but if you're in a rush, you could easily swap out the freshly chopped peppers and onions for some from your freezer.  When buying, look for a blend of diced onions and peppers in the frozen section of your grocery store sold as suitable for stir frying. 

I have tried similar recipes with cheese sprinkled on the top, rather than blended throughout, and found that it is messier to do it that way as the cheese tends to slide while rolling these up.  

You can modify this recipe to substitute or add other vegetables your family loves.  Maybe mushrooms, or spinach, or tomatoes, or... the choices are endless.  Just make sure everything is finely diced (and you don't add TOO much) so you are still able to roll it up!  

Once this is on a platter, I let it sit for a minute or two and then slice it (as in picture) into about 10-12 slices.  With a house full of boys, it's the perfect amount to feed the four of us.

The boys love this breakfast because it's delicious and filling.  I love it because it's easy to prepare, clean up is a breeze, and it makes them happy.  

I hope that your family loves it as much as ours does!






Ingredients

8 eggs
1/3 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 red pepper, finely diced
1 cup black forest ham, thickly sliced & finely diced; OR bacon (cooked & crumbled)
1/2 cup onions, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line 17"x 11" x 1" pan with parchment paper, with ends extending over shortest sides of pan. 
  3. Spray with cooking spray. 
  4. Beat eggs, flour and milk in a large bowl with whisk until well blended. 
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients, then pour into prepared pan.
  6. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are set.
  7. Roll up omelette immediately, starting at short end and peeling off paper as omelette is rolled. 
  8. Place on platter, and cut into slices.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Serves 4