Cooking On A Budget: Waffle Iron Omelets

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Waffle Iron Omelets


Shut the front door! I sometimes am in awe of what people come up with. I just saw on Pinterest that some one was cooking eggs using a waffle iron and without opening the whole pin, I thought why not a complete omelet complete with peppers and cheese. And while I'm at it throw in some scallions. This is the greatest idea since sliced bread. The waffle omelets are the fastest way to get food on the table and when you are in a rush for a really quick meal. Easy, quick and inexpensive. See below the post for the costs.

For the omelet:
  • cooking spray
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (any cheese you like)
  • 1/2 cup red or green bell pepper - small dice (about half of a large pepper)
  • 2  scallions - cut small and on the bias
  • 2 tbsp. half and half or milk
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  1. In a small saute pan melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the diced pepper and saute until they give off some of their juice. When finished remove from the heat and allow to cool down a bit. You are looking for a pepper that is cooked but still has a bite to it.
  2. In a bowl scramble up the eggs with the milk. Add salt and pepper to taste and the scallions and mix to combine.
  3. Spray your waffle iron (top and bottom) with a good amount of cooking spray.
  4. Heat the waffle iron.
  5. Add the cooled peppers to the egg mixture along with the cheese and stir.
  6. Pour the mixture onto the waffle plates - about 5 oz. Close the lid and bake for about two minutes or so.
  7. Using a rubber spatula(s) lift the omelet out of the waffle iron. Keep warm on a plate under a heat lamp or in a 200° oven while you make the remainder of omelets.
  8. This recipe will make 3 portions.

The cost just for the omelets was $3.08 which makes each portion $1.02. Add in a ham steak (the one I have would serve four people) and you are looking at $2.55 per portion; the total for the dinner therefore came to $7.65. That's budget cooking.

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