Last night when Saif came over to my place, I decided that I wanted to prepare a nice breakfast for this morning. For breakfast I usually just have some fresh fruit and peanut butter, or a smoothie with granola on days I workout before I eat. Black coffee is a must.
As of lately a good friend of mine, Ted, has been uploading Instagram stories of his favourite omelette recipe, and it looked too delicious to not give it a try. So, once we wrapped up our dinner, we walked over to Indigo Deli and picked up one of my favourite cheeses and a bit of ham from the deli section (which by the way is quite simple but still totally underrated). The deli they have there is more affordable and higher quality than the stuff you usually find elsewhere.
Gruyere cheese or Emmental are the best cheeses for omelettes, if you ask me. Gruyere cheese must be one of the best things that ever happened in the history of lactose [Update: After uploading this post I learned that Gruyere doesn’t contain lactose–even better!]
I asked the deli boss if I could take a photo of him. He smiled big and said ‘of course!’ and then put on some more serious looking faces – how cool is his moustache though?
I never really use ham while cooking, but I chose Spanish ham for the omelette…
…Saif was less interested in being photographed…more interested in the cheese.
When we woke up this morning I was so excited about the omelette I rolled out of bed and went straight to the kitchen to begin the cooking process. Are you also one of those people who gains some serious motivation from food? Well, I’m one of those. Before throwing all the ingredients on the pan, I ran downstairs and picked up some fruits from the market. Mangoes, plums, bananas and pineapple… Served with a big pot of coffee, of course. Saif joined in and took charge of setting the table and cutting up the fruits…
It doesn’t look like the best omelette I’ve ever seen, I’ll admit, but it was delicious. And in case anyone has omelette cravings by now, I’m sharing the easy recipe below…
Omelette for one person:
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons of water
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Cook on low temperature in a little bit of olive oil. When the omelette starts to harden (or whatever its called), throw on lots of shredded gruyere cheese and ham. Cook a bit more. When its pretty much cooked through entirely, flip it over in half. Throw on some chopped parsley, and devour immediately!