Cilantro-Garlic Omelettes

These omelettes are beautiful. No other way to put it. Cilantro and garlic really go well together, with cilantro’s mild, clean flavor, and garlic’s more pushy one. I could keep waxing rhapsodic, but I’m hungry and I think it’s high time we get around to making them.

 

INGREDIENTS

 

3 eggs

¼ cup half and half

3 cloves garlic

1 bunch cilantro

¼ stick butter

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Start by finely mincing the garlic-

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like to hold the knife and SLAM IT DOWN.

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Sorry. Mincing garlic is probably the most exciting event in my day. Except for when I go to the farmer’s market. Then wigging out over Swiss chard and fennel and turnips is the most exciting event in my day. Once the garlic is nice and fine,

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chop up the cilantro til it’s just as fine.

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Crack in three eggs,

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pour in the half and half,

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and beat it to heck.

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That’s really what makes these so good. I suppose you could do it in a blender if you’re short on time, but the heat produced would change the texture a little bit. Add in the cilantro,

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garlic, and beat it some more.

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Now heat up a pan (get it really, really, really hot). This next bit requires a bit of speed- take a stick of butter and rub the pan with it- otherwise the omelettes will stick and that would be a tragedy of epic proportions. Take a ¼ cup measure,

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and immediately after buttering the pan, pour it in.

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Forgive me if this makes no sense- to prevent the omelette from spreading, take the measuring cup and scrape the spreading bits back on top.

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This is why the hot pan is important, so it sears quickly and stays in place.

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After it sits for about 30 seconds, flip it.

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I let mine sit a little longer, we like our omelettes well done around here. 30 seconds later, throw it on a plate, let it cool for five seconds unless you’re my mother and seem to be immune to burning your mouth or hands, and give it a taste! Try these , as an amuse bouche to distract your family because the LAMB JUST WOULDN’T COOK AND WAS SUPPOSED TO BE READY 10 MINUTES AGO- am I projecting? I think I’m projecting. Oops. Anyhows, enjoy these! They make for a great addition to any meal.

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Heres the printable recipe, with ingredients and instructions: Cilantro Garlic Omelettes

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