This was the weekend of my awful Immunology take-home exam (3/20). My plan was to go into the lab, study all day, and then start taking the exam in the late afternoon. Of course I got a later start than I planned. But I am very glad I made the time to make this omelet. It sustained until I got back from studying/examing.
I really need to get a smaller nonstick pan. When I bought a set of pots and pans, I got stainless steel. I knew I would need some nonstick pans, especially for making eggs, and I got a really nice set. But they are both pretty big - 10 and 12". This makes it difficult to get a nice fluffy omelet. I used 3 eggs to try to compensate, but it was still pretty thin. That may be partly due to the fact that I added some goat cheese to the egg mixture, as well as to the filling. I should have just stuck with adding it to the filling.
And I used some of my kerrygold salted butter to grease the pan. It's a really thick stick of butter, and I wanted to make a nice cut so I ended up with more than I wanted. I used about 1 tbsp to grease the pan, when 1/2 tbsp would have been plenty.
Recipe: Omelet with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Basil and Goat Cheese
3 eggs (I used organic brown eggs - they have become a new favorite)
1 tbsp salted butter (you can use less)
splash of milk/cream
handful fresh basil - julienned
4 sun dried tomato halves, dry pack
few tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
freshly ground pepper
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the butter. While the butter is melting, beat the eggs. Add in a splash of milk or cream, whatever you have on hand.
Chop up the tomato halves and julienne the basil. It's easy to julienne basil - stack the leaves, roll them up tightly (the long way), and then slice the roll like you're cutting up a sub.
Crumble the goat cheese on top, and crack some fresh black pepper on it.
On an unrelated note - the exam took me forever. I wanted to finish it that Saturday night, but when Sunday came I still had some work to do. I decided that there was no way I could miss an entire weekend of beautiful weather, so I worked on some of it while sitting outside on grounds. It was a little cloudy, and I had sunscreen on my face, so I figured I would be fine. Definitely not the case. As you can see from the picture below, my skin is the same color as my shirt. I still have the lines from that now, a week later. I'm just hoping it won't peel.