Introduction: Avo's Portuguese Omelette
One of my favorite comfort meals from my childhood has to be one of my Avo's (grandmother's) Portuguese Omelettes. My grandmother would make me these for breakfast, sometimes for lunch (served up in a portuguese roll called a papo seco) and even occasionally for dinner. It's one of the easiest meals I know how to make but it's also one of the tastiest. It takes almost no time at all and only uses 4 ingredients. This guide will describe how to make enough for 2 omelettes.
Step 1: Ingredients
For this omelette you will only need:
A bunch of parsley
Hot pickled crushed red pepper (can be found in most hispanic aisles)
Step 2: Chop Up Your Parsley
Gather about a handful worth of parsley, and then bunch it up on your cutting board and give it a rough chop. Remember this is Avo's omelette and she always cooked in that rustic, home-country style!
Step 3: Add Ingredients to Bowl
Add parsley to your mixing bowl, as well as a good tablespoon of crushed red pepper. Now crack 4 eggs into bowl (or in my case 4.5 because half of an egg landed on the floor while trying to showboat). Now go ahead and whisk everything together.
Step 4: Fry Your Omelette
Heat up a small frying pan over medium heat. Add about a tablespoon of olive oil to pan, coat, and then add half of your egg mixture to the pan.Fry for about 2 minutes on the first side. At this point the bottom should be pretty well browned and the top should be somewhat set. Now flip your omelette. If you have issues flipping you can slide it onto a plate, invert the pan over your plate and flip the both the plate and pan over. Now fry the other side for another minute until the egg is set. Remove omelette to a plate lined with a paper towel.
You can now fry up your second omelette.
Step 5: Enjoy!
This omelette can be enjoyed hot or cold, used in a wrap or sandwich, or paired with a salad.
I hope you enjoyed this Instructable of one of my childhood favorites and let me know if you made one of your own!
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