Farm Fresh Eggs Make the Best Omelettes
Emma Seely is a seventeen-year-old high school senior with a passion for writing and life in general. She first started to learn about farm-fresh food several years ago, and she wholeheartedly believes that farm fresh food makes you healthy which, in turn, makes you happy. Today Emma shares her thoughts on a best way to start your day.
The scene is all too familiar.
Hitting your alarm clock multiple times, stumbling around in semi-darkness,
burning your tongue on coffee on the way out the door. If you’re anything like
me, getting up early in the mornings can be difficult. I’ll do just about
anything to insure that I don’t have to get up any earlier than I have to, so a
lot of the time, that includes grabbing the closest piece of food I can find,
or skipping breakfast altogether. But everyone’s heard that eating breakfast is
important, and even apart from the science, most of us probably would admit to
feeling better, more awake, more ready to face the day, when we’ve eaten
something. Something. Anything fast.
So when you think of trying to eat a quick breakfast before
work or school, your first thought probably isn’t to make an egg, right? Well
if it isn’t right now, it should be. Versatile as they are simple to prepare,
eggs contain plenty of protein, which means that they’ll give your body
longer-lasting energy and help you feel full longer. And cooking with
free-range, farm-fresh eggs and high-quality produce not only gives you a much
healthier breakfast, but also a much tastier one than any grocery store
products could provide. Mornings can be hectic, and having the energy to make
food for breakfast instead of just grabbing a granola bar off the shelf can be
hard, but it really is worth it. Your taste buds, and the rest of your body,
will thank you. Pinky promise.
· 2-3 free-range, farm-fresh eggs
· 1-2 T. Extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or
· Salt and pepper to taste
· Chopped kale
· Diced tomatoes
· Shredded cheese
· Diced bell peppers
· Diced onions (pick red ones if you like things
· Fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, etc.)
· Red pepper flakes
Because of how quickly omelettes cook, it’s best to prepare all of the toppings before anything else, so start with washing, cutting, and dicing anything you want to go inside your omelette. Then put a small frying pan on high heat. Crack eggs into a bowl, whisk until smooth, and add a generous amount of salt and pepper. To see if the pan is hot enough, flick a bit of water into it. If the water sizzles, the pan is ready. Coat the pan with extra-virgin olive oil, coconut
oil, or butter, and then pour in your eggs. Next, add in about half of the toppings and let cook for a minute or two. Whatever consistency you prefer will work, you just want to cook the omelette until it will stay together when you try to
get it out of the pan. I have yet to master the art of fully flipping an omelette, so the method I use is just to let the eggs cook through, use a spatula to fold the omelette in half, and then carefully slide it out onto a plate. Then add the rest of the toppings as a garnish, and enjoy!
If you mess up and your omelette doesn’t quite stay in one piece, you can just turn it into scrambled eggs full of fun ingredients. You really can’t fail. Best of luck!