Zucchini and Turkey Ham Omelette

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A breakfast or brunch usually consists of different types of omelette. It is no wonder that this type of egg dish is so popular. It has so many variations, you can always use your favorite ingredients and add your favorite spices. Before we move on our favorite omelette recipe, let's learn a little bit about the omelette as a dish.

If you are confusing omelette with scrambled eggs, you should know there is the difference between the two. And it is the moment when you beat them. When you make the omelette, you always beat the eggs first and then cook them. But, when it comes to the scrambled eggs, they are beaten in the pan (usually slowly stirring while adding other ingredients).

A quick omelette history

The first time that the term was used was in the "Le Ménagier de Paris", a Parisian household book published in 1393. The book contained various recipes, advice about householding, and some gardening tips.

It is said that Napoleon Bonaparte loved omelette so much, that he ordered the big omelette for his army when he was staying in a small town Bessières. Ever since that event, the people in this town celebrate the Easter Monday with a huge omelette.

If you have a dilemma about whether it is correct to use the "omelette" or the "omelet", don't worry, you won't make a mistake using either of those. The only difference is that the British usually use omelette (they took it from the French "amelette") and the Americans usually use omelet.

Eggs - the essence of omelette

Eggs are very popular food because you get high-quality protein, but it is affordable and inexpensive. One boiled medium-sized egg contains 84 calories, 8.3g of protein, and 5.7g of fat. It is said that, overall, the egg white is a bit healthier than the yolk because it contains less fat and fewer calories, but it has more proteins. The interesting thing is that an egg is a complete protein which means that it has nine amino acids that we must take through our diet (because we can't synthesize them).

Nutrients

Eggs are good for heart health because they contain nutrients like choline and betaine. And choline is also important to take during pregnancy because it helps brain development. They also help in preventing osteoporosis because they help to protect the bones by providing vitamin D. Eggs also provide folate, vitamins A, B2, B5, B6, B12, E, K, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, and calcium. They also have antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin (found more in yolks than in the egg whites) which are good for eye health.

The cholesterol issue

Many people avoid eating eggs because they are high in cholesterol. But, it is important to know that the cholesterol you take through food doesn't always raise the cholesterol level in your body. Since the liver produces cholesterol, it will simply produce it less of it when you take dietary cholesterol (to level things up). That means that eggs are high in cholesterol but for the majority of people, it doesn't have a negative impact on blood cholesterol (unless you have rare disorders). Nevertheless, you should always consult a professional if you are having doubts.

The weight loss

Since eggs are high in proteins and they keep you feeling full for a longer period of time, they are extremely beneficial for weight loss. When you feel full, you don't seek other food for some time and therefore, that leads to weight loss.

The difference between the American and the French omelette

Although both omelette have almost the same ingredients, the taste is so much different because of the way they are prepared. The American way is to cook eggs over the high heat until it is fully cooked (gold color). Then you fold the eggs in half. On the other hand, the French omelette is slightly undercooked in the middle. It is yellow in color and it has a smooth surface. The French way is to cook the eggs on the butter and over medium heat while rolling it from one side.

Various omelette fillings

As we said before, you can make an omelette with various fillings. But you should keep in mind what way is the best to make it for each filling type.

1. Firm vegetables (bell peppers, hot peppers, onions, shallot, etc.) - diced and then softened in butter
2. Leafy vegetables (like spinach) - sautéd in butter with the addition of minced garlic, if preferred
3. Young cheese (blue cheese, feta, goat cheese, Brie, Gruyère, Cheddar, etc.) - grated or crumbled
4. Hard cheese (Reggiano, Cotija, Parmigiano, Pecorino Romano, etc.) - grated on a Microplane grater then added to the raw eggs
5. Cured meat (bacon, ham, sausage, etc.) - cut into smaller pieces and partially cook them in butter, until they are a bit crispy and they change color. If you are cooking bacon, you don't have to use butter because it will be cooked in its own fat
6. Mushrooms - sauté in butter until they are brown in color and there is no water (their own water) left. It is best to cut them into thin slices
7. Asparagus - cut diagonally and then sauté in butter
8. Squashes (zucchini, summer squash, etc.) - it is best to sauté in butter
9. Scallions - the white part should be cut into thin slices and then sautéd in butter. When it comes to the green part, you can cut into thin slices and mix it with the filling or use as garnish.
10. Different herbs - they are added straight to the raw eggs.

Omelette filling ideas

You can mix anything that pops to your head, but we will show you some ingredients that mix well together. But the sky is the limit, and you can use any combination you can think of. Here are some interesting ideas.

- Mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, tomato sauce, and chopped basil
- Ham, bell peppers, Cheddar cheese, and onions
- Tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, and shallot
- Asparagus and Gruyere cheese
- Mushrooms and onions
- Shredded chicken, Cheddar cheese, and spinach
- Feta cheese, olives, cherry tomatoes, and spinach, etc.

The best choices for the omelette

Best cheeses - Mozzarella, Cheddar, Gruyère, Feta, Ricotta, Parmesan, Cream cheese, Fontina
Best meats - bacon, ham, smoked salmon, lobster, grilled shrimp, smoked trout, breakfast sausage, pancetta, steak (thin slices)
Best vegetables - mushrooms, asparagus, spinach, avocado, tomatoes, scallions, onions, peppers, leeks
Best herbs - basil, dill, parsley, chives, thyme, cilantro.

omelette on the plate
Yields1 Serving
Ingredients for the Zucchini and Turkey Ham Omelette
 2 Eggs
 1 tbsp Onion - finely chopped
 ¼ cup Zucchini - sliced
 1 Garlic Clove - finely chopped
 A slice of Turkey Breast Ham
 1 tbsp Fat-free Milk
 Little Bit of Oil
 Salt
 Fresh Black Ground Pepper
 1 tbsp Fat-free Mozzarella Cheese - shredded
1

Quick and easy omelette recipe for the busy mornings with a lot of proteins. So, get the energy you need to start the day with a simple omelette. And, this is a recipe that your whole family will love. Eggs are usually the best choice for breakfast for multiple reasons. First of all, they are easy to make and require little time. Second of all, they are very nutritive and full of proteins. Therefore, they provide energy for a long period of time and also making you feel full. And the last, but not the least, they taste great. There are hundreds of variations. So, let's see our choice with zucchini and turkey ham.

omelette

Beat the eggs
2

1. Take a small bowl
2. Then, mix the eggs with milk, salt, and pepper

eggs

Prepare the vegetables and ham
3

1. Take a hot pan, put the onion, garlic, zucchini, and turkey ham
2. Then, saute over medium heat until the zucchini is cooked - for about eight minutes
3. In the end, take the vegetables out in the separate bowl

ham and vegetables

Cook the omelette
4

1. Take the same pan in which you prepared the vegetables
2. Then, add a splash of oil and heat up to the medium heat
3. After that, add the egg mix and place the veggie mix in the middle of the omelette
4. Then, choose the way you want to fold the omelette

omelette in the pan

Two ways to fold the omelette
5

So, you can choose one of the two following ways to fold:
1. American fold - fold the eggs in half creating the shape of the moon half
2. French fold - use the spatula and roll the eggs from the edge of the pan. That way, you will create rolled, long, layered omelette. But keep in mind that the French version should be made on the butter, to have that smooth surface. While the American version can be made on oil and have a gold color.

But, whichever fold you choose you will enjoy this delicious omelette.
To enhance the taste, enjoy with a nice Juan Valdez Black Coffee!

folded omelette

 

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Zucchini and Turkey Ham Omelette
 2 Eggs
 1 tbsp Onion - finely chopped
 ¼ cup Zucchini - sliced
 1 Garlic Clove - finely chopped
 A slice of Turkey Breast Ham
 1 tbsp Fat-free Milk
 Little Bit of Oil
 Salt
 Fresh Black Ground Pepper
 1 tbsp Fat-free Mozzarella Cheese - shredded

Directions

1

Quick and easy omelette recipe for the busy mornings with a lot of proteins. So, get the energy you need to start the day with a simple omelette. And, this is a recipe that your whole family will love. Eggs are usually the best choice for breakfast for multiple reasons. First of all, they are easy to make and require little time. Second of all, they are very nutritive and full of proteins. Therefore, they provide energy for a long period of time and also making you feel full. And the last, but not the least, they taste great. There are hundreds of variations. So, let's see our choice with zucchini and turkey ham.

omelette

Beat the eggs
2

1. Take a small bowl
2. Then, mix the eggs with milk, salt, and pepper

eggs

Prepare the vegetables and ham
3

1. Take a hot pan, put the onion, garlic, zucchini, and turkey ham
2. Then, saute over medium heat until the zucchini is cooked - for about eight minutes
3. In the end, take the vegetables out in the separate bowl

ham and vegetables

Cook the omelette
4

1. Take the same pan in which you prepared the vegetables
2. Then, add a splash of oil and heat up to the medium heat
3. After that, add the egg mix and place the veggie mix in the middle of the omelette
4. Then, choose the way you want to fold the omelette

omelette in the pan

Two ways to fold the omelette
5

So, you can choose one of the two following ways to fold:
1. American fold - fold the eggs in half creating the shape of the moon half
2. French fold - use the spatula and roll the eggs from the edge of the pan. That way, you will create rolled, long, layered omelette. But keep in mind that the French version should be made on the butter, to have that smooth surface. While the American version can be made on oil and have a gold color.

But, whichever fold you choose you will enjoy this delicious omelette.
To enhance the taste, enjoy with a nice Juan Valdez Black Coffee!

folded omelette

Zucchini and Turkey Ham Omelette
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