Friday, October 8, 2010

Omelette and Ham with Salsa

Omelette and ham w salsa breakfast


They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Although, for many a years, I did not have mine, simply because...  Okay okay, I did not have a good excuse.  However, I've started eating breakfast, and now it's a ritual, be it a quick slice of bread with coffee, or something more elaborate, breakfast is there.

Living in the Southwest for almost 10 years left a mark on me.  I've fallen in love with the complexity and flavor of Mexican food.   So here's a little tip o' the hat to that love of mine.

1- Do not over cook the egg(s).  Slightly undercooked will do, it will continue to set after taken off the heat.

Omelette and Ham with Salsa
2 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1 slice ham, cut into strips and cooked
2 tbsp butter (or any oil of choice)
3 tbsp fresh salsa (recipe below)

Heat a pan over medium-high heat.
Melt butter in the pan. (This will take a minute or two, so meanwhile...)
Beat the eggs with salt and pepper.
When the butter begins to bubble & foam, add in the eggs.
After letting it sit for a couple seconds, start jerking the pan towards you.
(And no, do not worry about it looking very pretty, I promise it'll be prettified at the end)
Keep jerking, and at the same time, let it form into a sort of "puddle" at the end of your pan.
Grab your pan with one hand, and a plate on the other, flip the omelet over onto the plate.
Using a sharp paring knife, make three slits on your omelette.
Place the cooked ham into the slits.
Spoon the salsa onto the omelette.

Fresh Salsa

6 roma tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
1/2 onion (medium sized)
1-2 jalapeño pepper
1 fresno pepper
juice of 1 lime
2 stalks cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Wash all ingredients.
Quarter the tomatoes and onion.
Chop tomatoes, garlic, onion, peppers, and cilantro finely, and combine with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl

(To make things easier, you can also chop up all your ingredients in your food processor or mini chopper)

Good luck & Good day! ^.^


  1. What a "delicious" first post! I love your photos too. Well done, Amanda! Can;t wait for more goodies :-)

  2. Good morning - what a great start to your new blog! I really like your high-key omelette photo, so bright and appealing. I too am eager to read more, so please keep posting! AFter reading your post, I'm hungry... :-)


  3. Thank you Carol & Jim! ^.^ I can't wait for the next post too. Plum galette! mmmm

  4. Nice Post, Mommy like it very much. Good work, Keep it up, make yourself busy and healthy.

  5. Congrats on your new blog! See, very easy right? ;) You loved to cook, you love to take picture, this will be the next step. Oh, got to have a love to share recipe too. Best of luck in your new blog!! :)

  6. Thank you Ching, for the advice & encouragement. And yes, I was just telling my friend the other day that this combines both my hobbies together pretty well.

  7. Yummy...very nicely done Amanda! :-)