Parmesan Tomato Onion Omelette

Parmesan tomato onion omelette

Omelettes are so easy to make. They especially make a great pre-hike breakfast with the protein in the eggs and cheese and fluid-filled tomatoes for hydration. Have with milk for extra protein. They’re also very versatile – you can put most veggies in it and it’ll work, such as bell peppers, mushrooms, red onion, etc.  Garnish with any herbs you fancy and a melting cheese and you’re good to go. I used parmesan today though, so really, any cheese works!

Note: When you beat the eggs lightly (just a few whisks), it creates a nice marble of yellow and white.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1/2 large beefsteak tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 sprig green onion, chopped, separate the white and green parts
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Dash of herbes de provence
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  • Heat up a large cast iron pan and add a lug of olive oil. Fry the onions and white part of green onion on medium-high heat until translucent. Set aside.
  • Add a small lug of olive oil and the butter. Turn the heat down to medium. Pour in the eggs and spread it out. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • When the eggs are 70% done, place the tomatoes, onions, green part of green onions, 1 tbsp of parmesan cheese, and herbes de provence on one half the eggs. You may add a pinch more salt and pepper to the veggies.
  • When the veggies are heated through and the egg is almost cooked, fold the other half over the veggies.
  • If you’re using a light pan, you can lift the pan and “roll” the omelette out onto a plate so that all the fillings are covered. However since the cast iron pan is too heavy, I just scooped it out.
  • Top with the remaining 1 tbsp parmesan cheese and serve.
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