Sunday, March 1, 2009

No Flip Omelet

Nonstick cooking spray
1 tablespoon butter
12 eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cottage cheese
2 dashes of Mrs. Dash

any combination of the following:
1 cup cooked sausage
1 cup chopped ham or Canadian bacon
1/2 cup grated cheese (Swiss, cheddar, Monterey jack, or a combination)

Optional toppings:
cooked mushrooms
sliced tomatoes
red and green peppers (especially nice for Christmas)
1 medium mixing bowl
1 (12 inch) heavy skillet with lid
1 (14 inch) plate

1. Spray a 12 inch heavy skillet with nonstick cooking spray and melt butter on low heat.

2. Combine the other ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Pour egg mixture into skillet and reduce heat to low. Cover with a lid; a glass lid is best so you can see when mixture is set. This skillet is larger than the burner, so you'll probably need to move the skillet to finish cooking. Cook slowly for about 30 minutes or until egg mixture is set.

3. When omelet is set, top with choice of meat toppings in an attractive pattern. Top with grated cheese. Return to heat until cheese is melted.

4. Carefully loosen omelet from the pan. Choose a large serving plate, one that is 2 inches larger than the skillet. Hold the skillet above the serving plate. Starting about 1 inch from the edge of the serving plate, start sliding the omelet onto the plate. If the omelet breaks apart, piece it back together, rearrange the toppings or add more cheese to cover patched spots and serve.

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