Sunday, September 28, 2014

Easy Cheesy Omelet with Mushrooms and Onions

Not just for breakfast any more! It's Easy Cheesy Omelet with Mushrooms and Onions, a hearty egg meal. I love omelets especially with cheese. Here is my recipe for an easy cheesy omelet with mushrooms and onions that is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Easy Cheesy Omelet with Mushrooms and Onions
In fact, for me, it was my dinner last night! I had been busy all day with such a variety of chores and appointments, that I was worn out at the end of my work day. Nothing was thawed and what to have for dinner was a dilemma.

Why not eggs? I thought, I could make my Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms and Onions recipe. But, I didn't want scrambled eggs.

Hey, I know ... let's not scramble it, but make an easy omelet instead. And, let's have it with a fresh brewed cup of Costa Rica Tarrazu Whole Bean Coffee! So, here it is! With a dash of cayenne pepper to make it spicy ... just like ME! Oh, and toasted jalapeno cheddar bread on the side. Enjoy.

All photos and content copyright JaguarJulie.

I love CHEESE and Cayenne Pepper!
You might have already known that. Yes, I grew up loving cheese although today I surely eat more of it. I always say that is how I get my calcium since I never liked milk. I've always felt I was lactose-intolerant.

There are so many excellent cheeses on the market. I think the only thing that holds me back, personally, from using some of them in my recipes is the cost!

Have you seen the prices on some of the cheeses? Holy smokes ... a lot more than a gallon of gasoline or a pound of meat.

So, for us budget conscious shoppers and chefs, we have to find those cheeses that work in price and taste.
I've found that the Publix brand is pretty tasty ... especially for my scrambled eggs and omelets. In today's recipe I used Publix cheese!

P.S. Cheese is a major comfort food for me along with cayenne pepper!

By the way, did you know that I was seriously the Official Comfort Foods Contributor on Squidoo? And, how appropriate to think about the incredibly edible egg ... it is a humble food; one of my favorite comfort foods that can transition to being a comfort food any time of day! Don't you just love how easy this comfort food recipe is to make?

I mean, I think everybody can do it. It's not that tough to break a few eggs. This is your time to get creative ... pick the cheese that you love. Use all of one kind, or try different ones mixed together.

You can be pleasantly surprised at the delicious taste. In this serving, I opted to add two slices of jalapeno cheddar demi loaf toasted as my side.

My Easy Cheesy Omelet with Mushrooms and Onions Recipe

Ingredients
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk or Water
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Onions
  • 2/3 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
  • 3 Slices of Cheese - Colby Jack [optional: Muenster, Cheddar]
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • Dash of Salt and Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • Optional: 2 Slices of Toast - Jalapeno Cheddar Demi Loaf
Instructions
  1. Crack your large eggs into mixing bowl and beat until blended.
  2. Add your milk or water and blend; set aside.
  3. Melt butter in frying pan on medium heat.
  4. Add onions and fry until softened and lightly golden.
  5. Add in mushrooms and fry lightly, stirring mixture.
  6. Pour in egg mixture and allow to firm up.
  7. Place slices of cheese on top.
  8. Season with cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.

How To Make This Recipe!
It is easy and it is definitely cheesy!

step one Easy Cheesy Omelet with Mushrooms and Onions

We've jumped to this step because it is an easy recipe! Notice how it is all one cheese : Colby Jack and that the slices are whole.

step two Easy Cheesy Omelet with Mushrooms and Onions

Once the omelet has cooked and the eggs are set, you fold it over in the frying pan. You can almost taste, if not smell it!

jalapeno cheddar demi loaf sliced

Add some toast on the side. I made it spicy with Jalapeno Cheddar Demi Loaf from Publix. It has the texture of rye bread which I like.

Easy Cheesy Omelet with Mushrooms and Onions

The final product ... my easy cheesy omelet with mushrooms and onions and toasted jalapeno cheddar bread.

The Most Important Tool

For this recipe, I couldn't have done it without my frying pan!

I've actually had my eye on a little jazzier edition of pan ... like this one. It's the TeChef - Art Pan 11" Frying Pan, Coated 5 times with Teflon Select Non-Stick Coating (PFOA Free) / Induction Ready. I like everything about this item! The color, the style, the features.

Keeping in mind that I am an artsy gal, I think this one captures my spirit. Hey, it's purple!!

Poll : What's Your Choice of Eggs?
One or the other or both? How do you like your eggs?
  1. Omelet
  2. Scrambled
  3. Both Equally
  4. Something Else!
Thanks for Visiting!
Let me know what you thought. Make it cheesy ... if you like!

History: Easy Cheesy omelet with Mushrooms and Onions was originally created on Squidoo by JaguarJulie on May 16, 2014. On May 18, 2014 this lens earned the Purple Star Award for quality content.

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