I have been enjoying some really great omelettes lately! The omelettes that I have been making have been packed with flavour and in fact with the ingredients in them they have been looking a lot more like pizzas. The thought of a pizza like omelette was perfect because the kimchi, bacon and shiitake mushroom pizza that I had made earlier in the week had disappeared way too quickly and I was left craving more. I immediatly set about drawing up a recipe and I started with the basic ingredients of the pizza.
The omelettes that I have been making have been one pan omelettes where I cooked the ingredients and then poured the eggs over them. I made sure that the ingredients in them were large enough to peak through the eggs when I poured them into the pan so that you could see them when eating the omelette. This time however the ingredients did not have the height required so I was forced to change tactics a bit. It was easy enough though and I just cooked the bacon, mushrooms and kimchi and set them aside added the eggs and let them start to cook before adding the cheese followed by the rest of the ingredients so that they cooked into the top of the omelette as the eggs set. The kimchi, bacon and shiitake mushroom omelette turned out great! The flavour combination was of course amazing and it really worked well held together by warm fluffy eggs and melted cheddar cheese. Given that the omelette version is so easy to make I think that I will be making it fairly often from now on!
Kimchi, Bacon and Shiitake Mushroom Omelette
- 2 strips bacon (cut into 1/2 inch pieces, optional)
- 2 shiitake mushrooms (sliced)
- 1/2 cup kimchi (drained and chopped)
- 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (grated, optional)
- 1 green onion (sliced)
- Cook the bacon in a pan until just cooked.
- Add the mushrooms and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes. (Saute in oil for a vegetarian version. Adding a bit of toasted sesame oil would add a ton of great flavour)
- Add the kimchi and saute until most of the excess moisture has cooked off, about 2-3 minutes, set aside and let cool.
- Pour the eggs into the pan and cook without disturbing them until they are just about to set, about 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle on the cheese and let it start to melt, about a minute.
- Sprinkle on kimchi, bacon and shiitake mixture and continue to cook until the eggs are done, about a minute.
- Remove from heat and serve garnished with the green onions.
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kimchi and bacon. kevin you must stop the insanity! LOL
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I love kimchi. And the thought of kimchi in an omelette is great!
Nina Timm says
Geez, Kevin. I look at your list of followers and I am not even amazed. Someone who can cook like you, draws people like a magnet…..Great flavors once again!!
that looks so incredibly good. I've put kimchi in taco's and quesadillas (following the Kogi trend), which turn out delicious! But have yet to put it on an omelette… mouth watering.
You better watch out or breakfast places are going to start hijacking recipes from your blog! They are just so original.
Great recipe! I love omelettes. I love throwing in whatever I happen to have on hand. It's easy to creative and original with omelettes! This combinations looks amazing, and I LOVE mushrooms. One of my favorite "off the cuff" omelettes involved avacado, zucchini, and cream cheese!
Ruth Daniels says
Although I'm so not a kimchi fan, my daughter and son-in-law are, so this is one recipe I'm passing on. Thanks for sharing.
A beautiful omelette, Kevin. This is a meal I would enjoy any time of day.
This combination slays me. I know what I'm eating this week.
You nailed this one, Kevin! Gorgeous color and flavor combinations.
Kimchi on an omelette? I am intrigued!
This looks so good! Kimchi is one of my favorites!
Your printable recipe for Kimchi, Bacon and Shiitake Mushroom Omelette isn't working. I thought I should let you know.
All the best,
Cookin' Canuck says
What a fantastic, inventive combination of flavors! I love it!
Oh I am so happy whenever I see a recipe that calls for kimchi. I just made some fresh kimchi last week so I'll try this. Thanks, Kevin.
What a great combination of flavors!! This would wake me up any morning!!YUM
Kevin, all these years I've been peeking at your blog, constantly amazed at the sheer variety of things you make. Two questions for you: 1) How do you manage the ginormous pantry you must have? (like keeping all those ingredients fresh and on hand, etc.) and 2) How do you deal with leftovers if you cook something different every single day? Because I find those are the two biggest challenges for me when I try to make a bunch of different kinds of things each week.
I'm a Muslim new to pork and I've been looking for something to show me the wonders of bacon. I've always loved kimchi, so I've gotta try this! I'll be posting about this on http://www.AdventuresInPork.com
How much cholesterol and how many calories does this have? =P mmm looks so good!
WAW,…Kevin!! This omelette looks so fantastic,…so colourful too!!
You came up with some amazing flavours in here!!!
What's not to love?????
This dish has great color and eye appeal. Hope it tastes as good. Nice blog, all the best.
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Cindy: It is fixed now. Thanks!
tina: 1. My pantry is spread between the cupboard above the stove and most of my closet has been over taken with food stuff. I have way to many ingredients lying around! 2. I plan my entire weeks worth of meals including all of the leftovers. I am usually pretty good at estimating how many serving a recipe will make and I pencil all of the leftovers into my meal plan. I normally bring the leftovers to work for lunch.
Haha, is that another reason that your blog is called "closet cooking"? =)
I haven't taken over my closet yet, but it may get to that level soon.
What a terrific combo… Must be really healthful and never had this before.Thanks for the input..