Spinach and Feta Cheese Omelette2013-02-25
Make breakfast a special occasion when you serve these perfect omelets, given a Greek touch with the flavors of spinach and feta cheese.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 clove garlic , minced
- 3/4 cup fresh spinach , washed, stems removed
- 1/3 cup diced tomato
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 or 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons crumbled feta
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
In a medium nonstick skillet with low, sloping sides, combine the olive oil and the garlic. Cook over low heat until the garlic begins to sizzle, about 1 minute. Add the spinach; cook 1 minute. Add the tomato and a pinch of salt and cook an additional 30 seconds. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and water, just until blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Place the skillet, wiped clean, over medium heat 2 minutes. Add the butter, swirling it to coat the pan. When the butter stops sizzling, pour the egg mixture into the pan. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the bottom is set, about 10 seconds. Using a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon, pull the set eggs at the edges of the pan toward the center, allowing the unset eggs to run from the center to the sides. (Adjust the heat if necessary to prevent browning.) Continue to cook until a thin layer of unset egg is visible on top. The total cooking time should be less than 2 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat; spoon the spinach mixture across the middle third of the omelet; sprinkle with the feta and dill. Using a spatula, fold the third of the omelet nearest the handle over the center third with the filling. Holding the handle, tilt the pan so that the omelet rolls out of it and onto a plate, seam side down.