Last night, like many other nights, I found myself beginning to think about dinner a little too close to the time I was supposed to be somewhere else. Say what you will about my time management skills, but if I'm not hungry, I forget to plan ahead...
So I had about 30 minutes to cook a tasty and filling dinner, scarf it down, and walk out the door to be at my Knitting Club meeting on time.
Enter the delicious omelet. The key here is to prepare this dish in the most efficient way possible. I have some terrific hints for that.
Potato Tomato Omelet (One Person, One Pan Meal)
- Cooking oil of some type
- 2 Eggs
- 1 small Red Potato, or half of a large one.
- Diced Tomato (I used half of a Roma, but whatever you have on hand veggie wise works nicely)
- Cheese of some sort (I actually had shredded on hand, but there is no shame in using sliced, it gets the job done)
- Seasoning. (I used salt, pepper, Emril's Essence, and chili powder)
Then, peel your potato.
This is the very pivotal part of this recipe. Using the potato peeler, slice the potato into thin, chip-like slices. This will allow the potatoes to cook quickly and evenly.
Make sure you are liberal with your seasonings, because they will be flavoring your eggs as well.
While your potatoes are cooking up, dice the tomato or prepare your other veggies. (Cooked bacon or another meat you have around is also a very tasty addition.)
But you do have a few minutes, so clean up your kitchen! Trust me, your roommates won't be very happy to come home to this...
Try not to take it too personally if it doesn't slide out like it does on tv. Egg yolk is protein and protein is sticky!
Now enjoy a tasty, quick, one person dinner while the pan soaks. :)