Creole Omelette

Creole Omelette

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1/2 cup onion - chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper - chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery - finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 16-ounce can tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 package tiny frozen cooked shrimp

  • For The Omelettes:
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1. In medium saucepan over medium heat, cook onion, bell pepper and celery in butter, stirring occasionally, until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in tomatoes, breaking apart with spoon if necessary.

3. Stir in seasonings; increase heat to high and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes.

4. Stir shrimp into tomato mixture, then reduce heat to low; simmer just until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes.

5. Prepare omelets; while omelet is still moist and creamy-looking, fill each with 1/2 cup hot shrimp mixture.

6. With pancake turner, fold omelet in half or roll; invert onto plate with quick flip of the wrist or slide from pan onto plate.

7. Top each omelet with 2 tablespoons shrimp mixture.

For Omelettes:

1. Mix eggs and water.

2. In 7- to 10-inch omelet pan or skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1tablespoon butter until just hot enough to sizzle a drop of water.

3. Pour in 1/2 cup egg mixture (mixture should set immediately at edges).

4. With inverted pancake turner, carefully push cooked portions at edges toward center so uncooked portions can reach hot pan surface, tilting pan and moving cooked portions as necessary.

NOTE: It is better to fill slightly underdone omelet; heat retained in eggs completes the cooking. For a more authentic touch, add a few drops of hot pepper sauce. Round out the menu with okra and rice.

A flavorful creation in the greatest tradition of the Bayou. This omelet features, shrimp, celery, bell pepper, tomatoes, onion and just the right amount of Creole seasonings.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank dalencaroline for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Creole Omelette?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 1 vote.

From gtomcat
Rating (out of 5):  

I have had an omelette with this recipe. Very flavorful. I also added some Mexican yellow rice and 2 tablespoons of sour cream to the mix. Even better.

Comment submitted: 3/27/2009 (#7844)

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