“What’s more nice than your favorite meal twice?” That was my aunt’s old saying when it came to saving up leftovers for the next day. And while that’s true a good amount of the time, sometimes you just crave something different! I know for myself and Antoinav we can’t have too many carb-heavy meals in a row without feeling just awful about ourselves, and Saarthrul the Eviscerator gets extra sluggish if he feasts upon a full body of goat’s blood more than once a week. So it’s important to balance things out and switch it up every now and then. That’s why some days I opt for a simple starter like my three-ingredient cereal recipe. Today I’m gonna walk you through the PERFECT recipe for when you want to kill those leftovers taking up your precious fridge space but don’t want to overwhelm your body with too much of a good thing.
This morning we’re making my personal favorite, a gourmet Leftovers Omelette (WARNING: DELICIOUS!) The beauty of this recipe is in the flexibility that it has. You can add anything you want to this omelette and still have it turn out MM-MM good! The old saying goes “the sky’s the limit” but for these omelettes the limit does not exist. (By the way, Mean Girls is my and Antoinav’s favorite movie! Only issue is Saarthrul can’t watch it with us because he gets too sad when Regina recovers from the accident, so we have to turn it off right after she gets hit by the bus so he can pretend it has a happy ending. Well, his version of a happy ending.)
The first step to making this kick-butt breakfast dish is to crack your eggs into a dish and whisk them thoroughly with a little milk. (I prefer organic free-range eggs OR a nice veggie egg substitute, to be honest, as I can’t help but think of the poor lil chickens! But Antoinav will only take the real thing and Saarthrul won’t even leave his dark crypt if it’s not a ready-to-hatch cobra egg. Boys, sigh.) You’ll want to heat your butter in the pan over medium heat at the same time that you’re whisking the eggs, because if you pause for too long on the whisking you’ll create air bubbles in your omelette which are no bueno! Pour that egg mixture in as the pan gets hot and get ready for the filling.
Get out any leftovers you have in the fridge and get-a-choppin! You’re gonna want anything delicious from the night before as well as one good binding ingredient to really hold the whole thing together. For mine I threw in some tofu and veggies I had leftover from my Scrumptious Tofu Scramble, chopped down to make each bite scrumptious and flavorful, sprinkled with some cheddar cheese over top to bind it. You want to add these ingredients as the egg is juuust starting to finish solidifying on top, so that it floats into the egg nicely. Antoinav asked to forego any cheese on his as his stomach wasn’t feeling too well, so I just chopped up most of his leftover chicken patty and placed it in while the egg was still pretty liquidy. For Saarthrul we used three fingers from the hand of the delivery boy from the other night, along with a little bit of the chicken patty (don’t tell Antoinav!) and then bound it to the omelette first with a layer of molten tar and then with a binding spell found in an ancient Latin tome, in order to imbue the one who eats it with foresight over his enemies for three moon cycles.
Once you add in the cheese or whatever other binder you’re using, drop that heat down low! (That song is a total guilty pleasure.) Allow your binding ingredient to melt down into the rest of your ingredients to hold them together before folding one half over, and then transfer it to a plate. Garnish with some greenery if you’re feeling extra fancy and voila! Yet another one of TRISH’S DISHES served in a way that’s DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS! Enjoy your meal, Trishinators and let me know how it goes down in the comments!