Weekend Breakfast Blogging Event: OMELETTE

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The month of October brings me the pleasure of hosting Weekend Breakfast Blogging. This event has been created by the lovely Dr.Nandita Iyer of Saffrron Trail. Weekend Breakfast Blogging #16 will feature Omelette's. I figured since all you bloggers will be CLICKing away at Eggs this month, there will certainly be some left for making omelette's.

My entry for this event will be Bread Omelette! I will be posting the recipe this week.

RULES:

1. Make an omelette this month. The recipe can be any variation of an omelette.
2. Take a picture of it.
3. Blog about it, and post the recipe and picture.
4. Make sure you add links to this post, and to Nandita's site.
5. Send it to me (kanchana AT marriedtoadesi DOT com) by November 1, 2007.

I encourage you all to be really creative, see the article below from Wikipedia for more ideas on omelettes.

"An omelette or omlet is a preparation of beaten egg cooked with butter or oil in a frying pan, usually folded around a filling such as cheese, vegetables, meat, or some combination of the above. Gourmet cook Julia Child famously described an omelette as soft-cooked scrambled eggs wrapped in an envelope of firmly-cooked scrambled eggs. Many variations exist.

  • The French Omelette is smoothly and briskly cooked in a very, very hot pan specially made for the purpose. The technique relies on clarified butter (to ensure a high smoke point) in relatively great ratio to the eggs (prevents sticking and cooks the eggs more quickly). Good with just salt and pepper, this omelette is often flavored with tomatoes and mint, finely chopped herbs (often tarragon, chervil, rosemary and thyme) or chopped onions.
  • A Western omelette, also known as a Denver omelette, is an omelette sometimes filled with diced ham, onions, and green bell peppers, though there are many variations on fillings. Often served in the midwestern United States and sometimes has a topping of cheese and a sidedish of hashbrowns or fried potatoes.
  • An egg white omelette is a variation which does not include the yolks to remove fat and cholesterol, which reside exclusively in the yolk-portion of an egg.
  • In the United States, a Spanish omelette is an omelette served with an often spicy sauce of tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers.
  • Frittata is a kind of open-faced Italian omelette that can contain cheese, vegetables, or even leftover pasta. Frittate are cooked slowly. Except for the cooking fat, all ingredients are fully mixed with the eggs before cooking starts.
  • In Japan, omelette (pronounced omuretsu) can mean a western omelette but also omuraisu (from the English words "omelette" and "rice"). It is a fried ketchup-flavored rice sandwiched with a thinly spread beaten egg or covered with a plain egg omelette. Omu-soba is an omelette with yakisoba as its filling. This is also known in Tokyo as the "Gunshot Omelette." Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake which is often compared to an omelette.
  • In India an omelette is usually made with the addition of spices which vary by region. Most commonly used are finely chopped green chillies, chopped onions, coriander leaf and powder and a pinch of turmeric all of which are added to the egg before it is whisked."

41 comments:

Dhivya Karthik said...

oh . . wish I cud join! But then cant cook eggs this month - Thanks to my in-laws who have come visiting who hate eggs..and cos of which I cant make them during this time! anyways will join in next time :)

Sharmi said...

hey you can send this to Jugalbandi event too. nice pic!

Asha said...

You just eliminated all Vegans and real vegetarians out of this event girl!:D
I have done Frittata and Sundance Eggs, got to look for something unique. I will do it:)
RCI K part-1 is out, check out when you can.Have a great weekend K.

Padma said...

Hey surely will try to come up with some exciting combination for EO

Omlette looks so filling! cool pics..

Namratha said...

Fabulous theme..love the pics!:)

Pooja V said...

This is nice an d informative post. It was like i am reading a page from the Travel & living chanel.

Dhana said...
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Dhana said...

Hmm..does an Ostrich egg apply ;)?

Srivalli said...

Kanchana...pictures look excellent...and you have done an wonderful job of linking so many items...great...

Raaga said...

Kanch... in my potato pancake recipe, I talked about our elaborate weekend breakfasts... I want to hug you right now... you picked a weekend favourite and I already have something in my drafts. Thanks sweetie.

Suganya said...

Simple but overlooked. Omelette is a darn good choice. I don't have to scratch my head for this event :)

Puspha said...

Omelette definately makes a great breakfast. Wonderful choice. All the best in hosting the event, Kanchana.

Nandita said...

Thats lovely - and you've done tons of research on a world of omelettes...may be i'll come up with a vegetarian omelette -
:)

Sorry for being late in commenting here, am surviving on a make shift connection

Laavanya said...

I love your picture.. can't wait for you to give the recipe.. :)
Nice theme ... hopefully I can contribute something.

Sig said...

Great theme Kanchana! I am in :)

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

wow!, that is one international spread of the omlette barand!..will definitely try to aprticipate, but noe getting confised, which country, should i tie up with!!!

Bharathy said...

hmm....I dont actually cook eggs at home, dear!..will contribute next time..
you can send the pic over to the click event..its too good..!!simple and elegant..
..wanted to clarify this...is your camera user friendly(the rebel SLR)?do you have to fix and remove the lens every time??...I'm thinking of getting a new one in canon..

Happy cook said...

Yum the omelete looks delicious

Happy cook said...

oh forgot to write will try to send your something for the event

Anya said...

I'm new to WBB but definitely want to give this a shot. I just made my first omelette so I could test it out. heh. More playing and I might have something for this!

KayKat said...

Great idea! Really excited about my first WBB :)

Rachna said...

i really appreciate all the research you've done on the different kinds of omletes...

Raaga said...

http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2007/10/breakfast-burgers.html

here you go Kanch.

shankar said...

Thanks for bringing the black background back. The pictures really out much better.

Roopa (KitchenAromas) said...

K, will you accept vegan omlettes made the Indian way with chickpea flour? Long shot I know, but thought I'd ask! :)

Suganya said...

Love yr new look!

DIVYA said...

Hi Kanchana,
I stumbled on ur blog site accidently and was surprised to find an old classmate of mine in one of your travel pictures.
Kanchana, I would be grateful to you, if you could check out with her, if she is an alumni of Indian School, Bahrain. she had left Bahrain many years back, when we were kids... so just want to make sure, if she is the same person. Please mail me back on das.d@arig.com.bh

Reagrds
Divya Das

Padmaja said...

Hi Kanchana!!
I was little late to see your posts and here you are hosting WBB#16. I would love to make an omelette for your event!! I am in!!!

sunita said...

That's such a great theme...the good old omelette is going to be celebrated at last:)

Anonymous said...

Kanchana - what a great blog site yu have! My children like you are growing up in North America - learning about their Iyer roots. A wonderful site for both recipes and culture. When are you going to post your reception photos?

Mansi Desai said...

ooh!! this is perfect:) 2 birds with one stone! Omelettes top my fv breakfast list!

Mansi Desai said...

btw, loved your idea about the blogs of Note section!:) nice one!!

I'm hosting AFAM-peach event this month, so find some time to send in your entry girl!

USHA said...

Hi Kanchana,

Wow!!lot of information of omelette....it was interesting too..Thanks.

the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

Thanks for this helpful and informative post. You know, I have been dreaming about the banana omelets I used to make in college--I have not had one for twenty years; maybe that is what I will try!

Rina said...

I'll try to participate, Kanch. Your amelette looks nice.

Nags said...

i totally understand the 'under construction' phase :)

i have been away from the scene for two weeks now, cuz of work. saw the announcement only now.. will definitely participate :)

OnlinePharmacy said...

sEi7tE Your blog is great. Articles is interesting!

aparna said...

Am new to blogging and just came across your WBB event. Have sent an entry. Hope it has reached you. Here is the link.
http://mydiversekitchen.blogspot.com/2007/10/stir-fried-vegetable-and-cheese.html

sagari said...

omelets looks delecious

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi Kanchana, has sent in my entry..cud you plz confirm receipt..to make sure it has not gone to spam..
cheers,
sona

Chandrika said...

Kanchana,

I have been a silent admirer of your blog and ofcourse your wedding pics :-)...

Wish I could participate in WBB, but I ran out of time..:-( Let me know if there is any hope of acceptance for a late entry! :-)