Okay, before we get to this omelet recipe, I have to discuss the elephant in the room. Omelet is spelled two different ways. I had to know that answer before I could move forward. Ha!
SO, Why is omelet spelled two different ways?
Omelet is spelled two different ways because it has its roots in two different languages. The French spelling is “omelette,” which comes from the French term for egg and pan, “oeuf et mouillette.” The English version of the word is “omelet,” which originated from the Latin term for egg, “ovum” and an Old English word for pan, “leðer.”
Both words are used to refer to a dish made with beaten eggs that are cooked in a pan. Omelets can be savory or sweet, filled with various ingredients or eaten plain. It’s unclear why the two spellings exist but they both refer to the same classic breakfast item. Regardless of how you spell it, omelets are a delicious dish enjoyed around the world!
Now that’s out of our system, let’s make the perfect, from Mexican leftovers, omelet recipe, or the perfect omelette recipe (since both work).
I had my amazing team over for dinner last night to celebrate Christmas. Everyone’s favorite food is Mexican, so I ordered out, yes, I ordered out. Sometimes that is what needs to happen–it is the holiday season.
This morning, there were leftovers- YAY! I took the leftover fajitas and got to thinking. Why not make an omelet? Since omelets are the best and Mexican food is the best, I thought let’s make a magnificent omelet. Take your next breakfast or brunch to the next level with:
Magnificence Omelet Recipe with Mexican Leftovers. Check out our FAQs below!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2-3 eggs (beaten together in a small bowl)
- Leftover Mexican Fajitas
- 1 bell pepper, diced (I happened to have one)
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
- Leftover salsa
- Leftover cheese dip (or 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, if there is no cheese dip)
- Chives (optional)
1. Heat the olive oil in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.
2. Add the diced bell pepper and jalapeño pepper to the skillet and sauté for about 2 minutes until softened.
3. Add the leftover Mexican fajitas to the skillet and cook for another 2 minutes.
4. Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet and stir to combine with the vegetables.
5. Allow the eggs to cook, stirring occasionally until they are almost set.
6. Add the salsa and cheese dip (or cheddar cheese) to the skillet and stir to combine.
7. Cook for another 2 minutes until the cheese is melted and the eggs are cooked through.
8. Fold the omelette in half
9. Top with chives and extra cheese, if desired, and serve warm. Enjoy!
Check out our obsession with Truffles! Truffle Butter and Truffle Salt would be another amazing addition to an omelet.
How to Make an Omelette FAQs
How do you fold the perfect omelette?
Making a basic omelette is a delicate task, but with the right technique, you can create a delicious and fluffy omelette in no time. Begin by heating a small non-stick pan over medium heat, then add some butter or oil to the pan. Beat your eggs in a bowl with salt and pepper and pour them into the hot pan. Cook until the bottom of the omelette is light golden brown and slightly puffy. To fold your omelette, carefully slide the spatula around the edges of the eggs to loosen them from the pan. Once they are loose, use your spatula to gently fold the omelette over one side onto itself and press down lightly to seal it. Finally, transfer your folded omelette onto a plate and enjoy! With practice, you’ll soon be able to make the best omelettes every time.
What is the best cheese to put in an omelet?
The best cheese to put in an omelet is a matter of personal preference. However, some of the more popular choices are cheddar, Swiss, and feta. Cheddar offers a sharp and savory flavor that complements many other ingredients like vegetables or bacon. Swiss has a nutty taste that pairs well with greens like spinach or kale. Feta has a salty tang that stands out when combined with herbs or spices. Whatever cheese you choose, be sure to shred it for even distribution in the omelet. Experimenting with different cheeses is part of the fun of making an omelet so don’t be afraid to try something new!
What are some of the best items to make a veggie omelet?
Veggie omelets are a great way to enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast. Some of the best items to include in a veggie omelet are mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and cheese. If you’re looking for something extra special you could also try adding some roasted vegetables like asparagus, zucchini, or squash. Additionally, adding diced avocado or pesto can add an additional layer of flavor. When preparing the omelet it’s important to remember that all ingredients need to be cooked prior to being added in order for them to be properly incorporated into the egg mixture. Once all the ingredients have been added to the pan and cooked properly you can enjoy your delicious veggie omelet!
What is the key to the perfect omelette?
The key to the perfect omelette is to use the right ingredients and the correct technique. First, choose your favorite ingredients such as eggs, cheese, vegetables, and herbs. Beat the eggs until they are light and fluffy, then add in your chosen ingredients. Next, heat a little oil or butter in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When it’s hot enough, pour the eggs in the center of the pan and let it cook for about one minute before stirring gently with a rubber spatula. Once the bottom of the omelette is lightly browned and looks nearly set, add any additional fillings if desired. Finally, fold the omelette in half or roll it up like a burrito before serving. With these tips in mind you can create a delicious omelette every time!
Why do people put milk into eggs before they cook them?
People put milk into eggs before they cook them for many reasons. The most common reason is to add flavor and texture. Milk helps to keep the eggs from becoming dry or rubbery when cooked, as it adds moisture and a creamy texture. Additionally, milk can help bind ingredients together, making it easier to cook omelets or scrambled eggs without them breaking apart. Another reason that people put milk in their eggs is that it helps bring out the flavor of the other ingredients. Adding a small amount of milk can add a hint of sweetness, which enhances the flavors of herbs, vegetables and cheese that are commonly used in egg dishes. Finally, adding milk to eggs before cooking them can also make them fluffier and lighter in texture, which provides an improved mouthfeel when eating them.
This was a great way to use up leftovers and use delicious ingredients such as Mexican Fajitas. I hope this inspired other breakfast ideas you can make with leftovers. I love learning with you!