Omlet with Veal Sausages, Scallions and Tomatoes

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Breakfast, the most important meal of the day.  Many of us however turn to eggs for breakfast quite often and probably there is a legitimate reason for it.  ”For more than 5,000 years, humans have enjoyed what may be one of nature’s most convenient and nutritious foods – the egg. Today per-person consumption averages around 300 eggs a year.”  These statics although shocking but seem quite reasonable, since we don’t only consume them for breakfast but also use eggs quite often when cooking other things.

But are the eggs healthy?  Eggs provide high protein content and are relatively inexpensive. They are low in calories – one medium-sized egg contains just 78 calories. In addition, eggs contain vitamins B12, C, D, E, and K, as well as the minerals iron and zinc. They’re also a rich source of choline, important for brain functioning and health. However, while all eggs provide similar nutrient information, not all of them maybe good to eat.

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I personally always tend to purchase organic cage free eggs, especially after watching the infamous movie Food Inc.  But what is really the difference between organic eggs and standard supermarket fare?  Well if you are concerned about toxic, persistent pesticides – which are stored in fats – organic is a wise choice.  When it comes to buying eggs, the best-regulated are labeled “Certified organic.” Organically raised chickens do not receive antibiotics, and their feed is also antibiotic-free, as well as being vegetarian and organic.

Commercial hens are fed processed grains, which are often bioengineered corn. These grains are treated with antibiotics and pesticides to encourage growth and prevent infection in the birds. When the chicken ingests this feed, these chemicals may end up in the egg’s yolk.  I also always look for Cage Free label because commercial hens are crowded into cages and sheds.   These hens also may have no access to the outdoors, as their organic cousins do.

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When shopping for eggs, besides being organic and cage free…I always look for USDA organic seal.  If a cartoon also has the logo “Certified Humane,” that means the eggs were produced in accordance with additional standards for humane farm animal treatment.  So no worries, this omlet was cooked out of veggie fed, Cage Free,  USDA organic eggs!:)

Source: Are eggs Healthy? http://ifitandhealthy.com/healthy-eggs-are-eggs-healthy/ . Retrieved on June 26, 2013

Ingredients
3 Eggs
1 Table Spoon of Half and Half
4 Baby Veal Sausages
5 Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 Cup of Fresh Scallions
1 Teaspoon of Vegetable Oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste
 

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How to make Baby Veal Sausages with Scallions and Tomatoes Omlet:

1.  Peel the plastic coating from your sausages.  While many prefer to boil them in the plastic coating, I have heard that it’s not a good thing to practice and they release some kind of chemicals when boiled.   But won’t go into this now, perhaps good research project for the next post:)

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2.  Fill a small pot with water and boil your sausages for about 5-7 minutes.

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3.  In the meantime, break your eggs in a small cup or a bowl and wisk them well.

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4.  Add your 1 Table Spoon of Half and Half to your eggs, or you can replace it with milk if you are watching your calories.  But I have to admit adding half and half to your omlet makes it so much fluffier and more tasty.  Wisk everything well.

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5.  Heat up your skillet, add some vegetable oil and pour your omlet mixture on the pan.  One trick of cooking your omlet is moving the sides of it towards the middle using spatula and letting the liquid spread on the sides until all liquid will firm up.  This way your omlet will cook faster, more even and won’t have burn marks on the bottom.

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6.  While your omlet is cooking cut up your scallions.

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7.  Then slice your cherry tomatoes, or regular tomatoes..what ever you have available.

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9.  Your omlet should be ready within 5-7 minutes.  Once it is almost done add your scallions, salt and pepper to taste.  You can also add some cheese if you’d like.  I love using white extra sharp cheddar cheese for omlets, but you can also go with feta, blue cheese, american cheese…your choice.

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10.  By now your sausages are probably ready.  Take them out of the water, set on the plate to cool a little bit and then make the + cuts on the top and on the bottom of each sausage.  Add just a tiny bit of oil on your pan again and put them to heat up for few minutes, so they open up and cook a little bit more.

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11.  While your sausages are cooking, plate your omlet and add some cut up cherry tomatoes on the top.   You also can put tomatoes and onions in your omlet mixture and cook it all at once, but I prefer to fresh ingredients on the top to preserve vitamins as much as I can.

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12.  When your sausages are cooking turn them around few times so all sides get browned.

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13.  Take your out sausages and put the on the top of your omlet and your breakfast is now ready!  I hope you will enjoy this recipe, let me know what you think.

Love,

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Baby Veal Sausages with Scallions and Tomatoes Omlet
 
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Baby Veal Sausages with fresh scallions, cherry tomatoes omlet.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Omlet
Cuisine: Russian
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Table Spoon of Half and Half
  • 4 Baby Veal Sausages
  • 5 Cherry Tomatoes
  • ½ Cup of Fresh Scallions
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vegetable Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. Peel the plastic coating from your sausages.
  2. Fill a small pot with water and boil your sausages for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, break your eggs in a small cup or a bowl and wisk them well.
  4. Add your 1 Table Spoon of Half and Half to your eggs, or you can replace it with milk if you are watching your calories. Wisk everything well again.
  5. Heat up your skillet, add some vegetable oil and pour your omlet mixture on the pan. One trick of cooking your omlet is moving the sides of it towards the middle using spatula and letting the liquid spread on the sides until all liquid will firm up. This way your omlet will cook faster, more even and won’t have burn marks on the bottom.
  6. While your omlet is cooking cut up your scallions.
  7. Then slice your cherry tomatoes, or regular tomatoes..what ever you have available.
  8. Your omlet should be ready within 5-7 minutes. Once it is almost done add your scallions, salt and pepper to taste. Top with cheese if you prefer, if you want the cheese melted just cover you pan with lid and let it stand for few minutes.
  9. By now your sausages are probably ready. Take them out of the water, set on the plate to cool a little bit and then make the + cuts on the top and on the bottom of each sausage. Add just a tiny bit of oil on your pan again and put them to heat up for few minutes, so they open up and brown on each side.
  10. While your sausages are cooking, plate your omlet and add some cut up cherry tomatoes on the top
  11. When your sausages are cooking turn them around few times so all sides get browned.
  12. Take your out sausages and put the on the top of your omlet and your breakfast is now ready! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Julie Rybitskiy says:

    Such a beautiful presentation, recipe is simple, yet sophisticated enough. A true eye candy! Going to try it today, have no baby beaks, so may be chopped bacon?

    • Natalie says:

      Julie it’s such a simple recipe, I think anything goes with it:) If you want to add style to the dish with bacon maybe you can cut up bacon in large squares and stack them up in the middle…or even stacking up long strips may work:) Good luck! Let me know how it came out:)

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