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My Favourite Three Ingredient Omelette

There was a time when I used to make an omelette every day for breakfast. Those days are long gone.

Everyday for the past few months I’ve woken up to coffee and toast. I believe my coffee addiction has resulted in my inability to make anything more complicated than toast first thing in the morning. At the very least its destroyed any desire to.

I figured I’d give it a try today. To make things easier on myself I stuck to a relatively simple omelette.

Ingredients

  • Eggs.
  • Gruyere.
  • Chives.
Omelette Ingredients

Photo by Irvin Mai

Method

  1. Whisk eggs in a bowl.
  2. Grate the desired amount of gruyere and then some (for snacking).
  3. Heat butter in a pan until it starts to brown.
  4. Toss in eggs and agitate for 10-15 seconds.
  5. Let eggs cook until 30 seconds from completion.
  6. Sprinkle on gruyere.
  7. Kill the heat and fold the omelette in half.
  8. Transfer to plate or cutting board and cut in half.
  9. Garnish with chives and freshly ground black pepper.
Omelette

Photo by Irvin Mai

The result is a delightfully tender omelette with just-melted gruyere. The chives work well as a garnish providing a suggestion of an oniony bite. This compliments the richness of the omelette and cheese.

I used to add a lot of ingredients to my omelette. Over the years I’ve found that my favourite things to eat are generally minimalistic. I can’t think of anything I could add that would enhance this omelette.

A common mistake I used to make was culinarily jumping the shark. Sometimes you just have to recognize that you have the perfect game going. Think of how amazing sashimi can be.

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No Bake Cheese Cake

Seeing as how classic new york cheese cake is in my top 5 favourite desserts of all time, it comes as a bit of a surprise that I actually like Gordon Ramsay’s no bake cheese cake even more. The original recipe can be found here: http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/chefs/gordon-ramsay/vanilla-cheesecake-recipe however, I had some left over Captain Morgan from the weekend among other things:

Ingredients:

For the topping:

  • 6 – Mr. Christie’s Arrowroot Cookies
  • 6tbsp – Sugar
  • 75g – Unsalted Butter

For the cake:

  • 400g – cream cheese
  • 6tbsp – icing sugar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 600ml – double cream
  • icing sugar to dust
  • fresh mint to garnish

For the berries:

  • 200g – blueberries
  • 100g – pomegranate
  • splash of rum

Cheesecake

 

Method:

For the topping:

  • crush arrowroot cookies into tiny pieces
  • melt the sugar into a light caramel
  • to prevent the caramel from becoming too dark, take it off the heat as soon as the colour is right and add in cold butter to cool down the caramel
  • add the crushed biscuits and coat them in the caramel

For the cake:

  • Combine all of the ingredients except for the icing sugar and the mint in a large bowl
  • Keep cool in fridge to make it easier to shape

For sauce:

  • Combine berries and pomegranate in a pot and bring to a boil
  • After some of the berries burst deglaze the pan with a splash of rum and turn down the heat to a simmer
  • take off the heat when the sauce reaches desired thickness

I finish the cheesecake with the crushed arrowroot cookies on top and some fresh mint. This lighter take on a cheesecake works well when you don’t want to go into an everlasting food coma.

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