Sunday, January 31, 2016

Spinach Mushroom Omelet [ 4 Mom ]

Last week I got a call from my mom. It had been raining, and she was running to the car. Long story short, she fractured her leg in THREE PLACES! Now, she is stuck elevating her leg and catching up on cooking shows. Even though her and I love slow mornings watching the Cooking Channel, we both share the need to be on the move. To help distract her, I decided to come over and cook her a surprise breakfast. Luckily, her pain level was down a little and she could enjoy the omelet I made. I knew she needed something fresh, filling, and flavorful. So grab some butter, some eggs, crimini mushrooms, and spinach. (Yes, I am in LOVE with mushrooms now...!)

Let's get down to business. Grab two saute pans, a medium bowl, whisk, cutting board, and sharp knife. The trick to cooking GREAT eggs is to keep things simple. Cook your veggies separately before adding in. Keep the heat low, and use lots of butter. And because we are making an omelet, don't move the eggs around too much. You ready? I am!

Spinach Mushroom Omelet
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large handful spinach, roughly chopped 
  • 1 cup crimini mushrooms, roughly chopped 
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Crack three eggs into a medium bowl and whisk vigorously. You want them to look a little foamy. Set aside.
  2. Roughly chop spinach and mushrooms. 
  3. Grab one saute pan and heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Once melted, add mushrooms and a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute and stir for about 5 minutes. Add spinach, saute until just wilted. Turn heat to low.
  4. Grab the other saute pan and heat another tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. When the butter stops sizzling, then you know it's time for the eggs. 
  5. Add the eggs and swirl the pan so they coat the bottom. Let them cook on medium low. Once the eggs look set (about 4 minutes), use a spatula to loosen the eggs from side of the pan. Then use a flipper and flip the omelet! Cook for 1 more minute (add cheese at this point if you want!) Note: if you do not want to flip the eggs, check out the Kitchn for different technique. 
  6. Add the veggies and fold the sides of the eggs inwards. 
  7. Take off the pan and serve!

Hope this brightens your day. I'm pretty sure it brightened my mom's (and mine)!
Enjoy and follow by email below :)
xoxo - karen

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