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Tomato Basil Feta Omelette

I took an extra few minutes this morning to make myself an exciting breakfast. Enter:

Tomato Basil Feta Omelette!!

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This was DIVINE. I freaking love omelettes. (omelets? How the heck do you spell omelet/te?? I asked this question on Twitter, and everyone seems to be very torn between the two versions!)

Anyway! My inspiration:

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My new Mr. Basil Plant :) I will probably kill him soon :( I’m not very good with plants. This means I just have to eat him quickly!!

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Tomato Basil Feta Omelette

(serves one)

Ingredients:

  • Two eggs
  • Fresh basil, chopped
  • Fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • Feta cheese
  • Sea salt & cracked pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. First, prep your fillings by chopping the tomatoes and basil.

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The key to chopping basil is to place a few leaves on top of each other, then roll them and chop while rolled:

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That way it will come out in pretty spirals!

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2. Now, break the two eggs into a bowl and whisk them with salt and pepper to taste.

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3. Pour the eggs into a nonstick and PAM sprayed pan on medium heat. The key to making an awesome omelette is to let the eggs sit for a minute or two until the bottom layer is somewhat cooked. Then, start lightly lifting up the edges of the egg, tilting the pan so that the uncooked liquid on top will end up traveling underneath the part you lifted up, therefore getting cooked as well.

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Do this around the whole circle until there’s no more runny parts on the top.

4. Now you are ready to add your toppings! Turn the heat down to medium low so the egg doesn’t burn. Then, add in the feta, tomatoes, and basil.

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5. Wait about a minute (no longer — just enough time to heat up the toppings), then carefully fold into omelette form and slip onto a plate! You should have used enough PAM that this won’t be a problem :)

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Et voila! Delicious and beautiful :)

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You are now an omelette master :)

I enjoyed mine with a piece of Ezekiel toast with some strawberry rhubarb jam:

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And a school spirit glass of milk, because I’m 12. Guess I need to buy some UNC pint glasses now, huh? ;)

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Yum! What a satisfying breakfast. And now I’m off to work. Hope you all have a great Friday! Matt and I are heading to the Shenandoahs tonight/tomorrow to do some hiking! I’m excited. Stay tuned for pretty pictures. :) We’re hoping the weather holds out!

p.s. Please don’t forget to vote for me :) THANK YOU! I appreciate your support so much :)

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Comments

  1. 1

    I also kill plants. My mom has the biggest green thumb and thousands of flowers. I clearly did not inherit that trait.

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    That omelet looks delicious! Feta is definitely one of my all time favs.

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    Your omelet looks very professional!! Mine usually come out looking like a mess but still taste good. haha.

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    i love chiffonades of basil! such a pretty breakfast and delicious way to start the day!

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    Thanks for the pointers I’m definitely using this post to attempt an omelet very soon :)

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    Yum-my! Aren’t fresh herbs so great? There is something so yummy about adding something directly from the plant to a meal.

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    Fresh basil has such a fantastic flavor! As long as you remember to water it every couple of days, your plant should survive just fine. Enjoy it! :)

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    aww Anne you’re too funny. I’m SURE you won’t be killing your basil plant anytime soon. I just planted seeds of my own about a week ago and STILL NOTHING!!!! No germination! *sigh* At least you can reap the fruits of your labor already right? Isn’t it amazing how awesomely (that’s not even a word is it?) basil can enhance your eggs?? I love basil on frittata’s, no cheese needed!! Have a fabulous Friday love!

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    That omlette looks good. That’s how I spell it.

    One of my BFFs went to Dickinson. I think I might have told you that before, not sure. She graduated in 2000, so I don’t think you guys were there at the same time.

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    awesome Dickinson Class of 2004 pint glass! Love it! :)

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    This seriously made me drool. I must have one. Now.

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    Katherine says:

    That omelet looks soooooo amazing!!
    I love cooking with fresh basil, especially pesto, though that sometimes decimates an entire plant in one go : )

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    you have a basil plant?! amazing! that is my absolute favorite herb! hands down! I actually recently bought a kit to grow some myself.
    the omelet looks like heaven!! wow!

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    You know I’m not a huge fan of omelets but you’re omelet looks SOOO good! … I’m def gonna try it out! :D

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