Sunday, December 12, 2010

0 Recipe #213: Za'atar Omelette

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This omelette is as delicious as it is easy. After cooking nonstop for days on end, I felt that it was time to make a quick & simple meal tonight for a change. Hence, another omelette recipe. :) For dinner. Yet again. :) Enjoy!

Za'atar Omelette

3 eggs
1 Tbsp. "lite" non-dairy creamer
salt, to taste
cracked black pepper, to taste
1/2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, to season pan
1 tsp. za'atar spice mix
1/4 c. nonfat feta cheese, crumbled
1/8 tsp. za'atar spice mix, for garnish

Directions: Beat together eggs, creamer, salt, & pepper in a small bowl. Set aside. In a large (10"), nonstick sauté/omelette pan, melt butter on high heat. Then reduce heat to low & pour in egg mixture. As soon as the omelette starts to set, quickly & evenly sprinkle 1 tsp. za'atar across omelette, followed by the feta cheese. Lift up omelette on one side to check its underside to see if it's ready to be folded over. When ready, fold omelette over & continue to cook until desired color (i.e., light golden brown, etc.) has been reached. Then flip over & cook a few seconds more on the other side. (Cooking time may vary depending on how you like your omelettes.) Transfer to plate(s), sprinkle with additional 1/8 tsp. za'atar, and serve hot or warm.

Yield: Makes 1-2 servings.

Chef's Notes: Make sure you do not fold the omelette prematurely, as this will make it harder to flip the omelette later, & thus, also harder to cook it evenly. Also, depending upon your stovetop range, you might need to alter the cooking temperature in order to get the best result(s). I have a gas range & cook with Caphalon cookware, both of which conduct heat very well, so the food tends to cook very quickly. Hence, this is why I cook my eggs over low heat. However, this may or may not work for you. Adjust accordingly.

Another useful tip: You might've noticed that when you beat eggs together in a bowl and then lift up the bowl, you'll usually find a "ring of egg" left behind on the counter top. To avoid this, simply place the bowl inside of another bowl. This works even better than a paper towel, which will typically stick to both the bowl & the countertop after soaking up the egg. ;)

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