InspirationThe Gracious Pantry Clean Eating Mexican-Style Waffle Omelets
We didn't have the olives called for in the recipe and I don't like corn in dishes, so this was just eggs and seasoning, but you could add anything that is small pieces, such as sauteed diced veggies, ground meat or meatless crumbles, etc.
IngredientsMakes 4 omelets in our waffle iron
- 6 eggs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
Heat up your waffle iron while you combine the ingredients. Our waffle iron doesn't have any settings, just plug it in and it's on. The light turns off when it's at maximum temperature.
|Sonny D using the whisk, his favorite kitchen implement!|
They were cooked in about 1 minute, but of course your iron will probably be different. Using a fork, delicately pull out the omelet and put it on a plate. Husband Jeff put shredded cheese on top and folded them in half to melt the cheese.
|Adding shredded cheese and then folding in half|
|I elegantly dumped salsa on top.|
Sonny D had a great time making the eggs, he absolutely loves using a whisk. It's always the first thing he wants to pull out to help me cook, so I have to explain that sometimes a different tool works better like the hand mixer.
The brown color was deceiving, it looked like a waffle but you had to remind yourself that you were eating eggs instead. I liked that the texture was solid. Light and fluffy eggs are great too, but this turned it into something different.
Sonny D ate his with just cheese inside, it was solid so it was pretty easy for him to pick up like a sandwich. I don't know if he catches on to the novelty of making eggs in the waffle iron, but he really seemed to like it. We had one extra folded egg omelet with cheese inside left over, so I put that aside for Sonny D's lunch today.
The only thing is that it might have been a lot of garlic powder and onion powder in the mixture, so you might want to go a little light on that, but even as written it's great. I can't wait to try this with other ingredients. You could keep the Mexican theme by adding a bit of leftover taco meat and similar things, or take it into classic omelet territory with ham and peppers and onions.
The only drawback to using only eggs is that it deflates down to be quite flat, it just cosmetic though. Adding ingredients to the omelet itself would remedy that.