October 22, 2007

HASHBROWN OMELET/OMELETTE

Kanchana of "Married to a Desi" is hosting WBB #16 this month, a event originally launched by Nandita of "Saffron Trail". Weekend Breakfast Blogging is all about cooking breakfasts with a theme.This month is dedicated to Omelet (in US) or Omelette (for the rest of the World!:D). Thanks for hosting Kanchana!:))

Hashbrown Omelet is my contribution to this event. What's so special about this Omelet? I have stuffed the delicious homemade Hashbrown in the Omelet, sprinkled with two kinds cheese and using my new gadget, cooked the Omelet in the microwave! YUP! That's my secret for rippled effect Omelet!!:D
Vegetarians: You can use Besan/Chickpea flour mixed with some baking soda or use Egg replacer you get in stores instead of Eggs.

About Hashbrowns:
According the Merriam-Webster dictionary, "hash browns" are "boiled potatoes that have been diced, mixed with chopped onions and shortening, and fried usually until they form a browned cake."

Legend of the Omelet and the largest ever Omelet, according to www.about.com:
According to legend, when Napoleon and his army were traveling through the south of France they decided to rest for the night near the town of Bessieres. Napoleon feasted on an omelet prepared by a local innkeeper that was such a culinary delight that Napoleon ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and to prepare a huge omelet for his army the next day.

On March 19, 1994, the largest omelet (1,383² ft) in the world was made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan.

Omelet stuffed with Hashbrown and topped with Mozzarella/Provolone cheese, microwaved at full power:

Hashbrown-Cheese Omelet

Okay, here is how I made this:
You need: 2 microwavable wide bowls or 2 deep plates if you don't have my little Gadget, sprayed with little oil to prevent sticking.
3 Jumbo eggs or 4 large(for 2 servings), 2 cups of spicy Hashbrown, 1/4 cup each Mozzarella/Provolone and Monterey Jack/cheddar cheese.
Hashbrown:
1 tbsp butter or oil. A non-stick pan.
Peel, cube 2 large Potatoes into 1/2" pieces, 1 red onion sliced into small pieces,1 red bell pepper, 1 Jalepeno, minced,1/2 tsp Cumin pd, 1/2 tsp Garlic pd, 1 tsp minced cilantro or Italian seasoning, 1 tsp Mrs.Dash spices or any spice mix you like.

To make it:

Hashbrown first:
1. Heat butter or oil, add onions first on medum high heat,fry for a minute until softened.Add potatoes and fry until reddish without adding any water.Turn down the heat,cover cook for 2 mins.
2. Open the lid,add red bell pepper and Jalapeno, stir until softened a little.Now, add the spices and salt. Mix well. Keep it aside.
Omelet:
1. Beat Eggs in a bowl with little salt, add to two (sprayed with oil) plates or bowls or that gadget. Sprinkle half the Hashbrown mix into each plate or bowl.
2. Put it in the Microwave and cook for 3 mins on high. Sprinkle the cheese on top and microwave for min more.
3. Serve right out of the microwave with Salad on the side.



A Monterey Jack/Cheddar cheese and Hashbrown Omelet microwaved with 50% power:
I took this photo at night, didn't come out well in the artificial light!


1. When cooked with the microwave on high or full power, you get a beautiful rippled effect on the Omelet and cooks faster.
2. If you don't like that, you can cook at 50% for 4-5 mins for a pan cooked look.Either way, they taste great.

Note: Since Microwaves come in different power capacity, make sure to adjust the timings when cooking the Omelet.Start with 3 mins and cook more as needed.
If you use wide plate to cook, Omelet cooks faster, so start with 2 mins. Use any spice and cheese you like.

Enjoy!:))

66 comments:

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Asha,

Thanks for this wonderful entry. The hashbrown omelette sounds divine. I especially like the microwave recipe, with your omelette dabba!

Kanchana

Daily Meals said...

Hi Asha! Great entry. I love the plate in which you served the omelette.

Sia said...

u never leave a chance to amaze me ashakka:)
thanks for tagging me. just went through ur four meme's quickly. will come bk n read them in leisure later:)
hope u had gr8 weekend.

Cinnamon said...

That is a great entry.. The hash brown omelette looks delicious!!! i esp liked the omelete maker :)

Asha said...

HeHe! Thank you K.
Dabba is right! I don't know why they call is a new "gadget"! Any MWable dabba will do too!:))

Thank you Vijaya. It was very tasty, two in recipe! Enjoy:))

Asha said...

Hi Sia, thank for taking time. Take your time doing the tag, no hurry at all. I know you are busy! Take care and hugs to you. Have a great week!:))

Thank you Cinnamon. You can use any MW proof dish to cook this too. Enjoy!:)

Latha Narasimhan said...

Oh no! :( I was eagerly waiting for your dasara food asha dear! Looks like it is a long post and you need more time to type!!:D I know it is worth waiting!:))Hugs to you!:))

Tee said...

Ooh! looks nice and bright...needless to say that it must be tasting super delicious! I liked your idea of adding hashbrowns to the omelette and cooking it in the MW...Genious! :)

Sharmi said...

hey Asha, very pretty and colorful! nice plate too:)

Apple said...

Hi Asha..Loved your omelette pan..I shld buy one soon...Omelette looks delicious

Prema Sundar said...

Hashbrown omlette is new and looks good Asha. microwave makes it easier i guess...
Fall leaf plate is nice ..

Siri said...

Dear Ashaji, I got the same microwave omelette maker from walmart last month... hehe.. thrilled to see it in ur post..:D and the Hashbrowm Omelette is soooo tempting and the pic looks awesome.. whats more.. hmmmm Yummy Entry..:D

Mansi Desai said...

I'm so happy I'm among the first 15 to comment out of the 80-100 that you'll get Asha:)

mozarella and provolone and I'm hooked! I have a similar omelette-maker, cure na...I love the fall-dish you've finally served it in:)

Asha said...

Latha, Dasara and RCI combo post is coming at FH in 2 days and yes!! It is looooongg!!:D

Tee, thanks girl. It's so quick if you have ready made Hashbrown, you can't believe how fast you can feed the kids!Hahaha!!

Asha said...

Thank you Sharmi! Fall plates are here but Fall temp. is missing!:D

Apple, you will get that in any grocery store or Supermarket and inexpensive too! Enjoy:)

Asha said...

Prema, very easy to make and lot less messy with MW. Try it!:)

Siri, why didn't you use it and tell us about new gadget in your blog girl. I love knowing about these little things which makes life so easy! I bought Egg poachers too!:D

Asha said...

HeHe! Thanks Mansi. Take your time girl, no hurry. Any chesse witll do, I always keep different kinds ready. My daughter loves cheese!:)
Yeah, fall plates are here, I love those cute colors and shapes, makes you happy! Use your's and see what can you come up with, I will get few new ideas too!:)

Richa said...

i've seen the Ad for that gadget, they used some leftovers, broke an egg over it & made omlet! do u think it will be handy for veg dishes? hashbrowns are always welcome :)

Rajitha said...

i have been contemplating to buy this microwavable omelette maker for a while for jeeves but was not sure....i think i can safely buy one..as urs look good

Linda said...

Love your autumny leaf plate with that pretty omelette in it, Asha! :)

Anh said...

Asha. I would be the happiest girl on Earth if someone served this to me for breakfast!

TBC said...

I have the same gadget but I've never used it. After our not-so -recent move,I don't even know where it is.
Your omelette looks good. :-)

Redchillies said...

Asha, I am drooling looking at the pictures. They are amazing.

Lakshmi said...

I loved the way you have microwaved your omelette using that box. It was nice reading your MEME and loved that fridge too..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks colourful...:)
I too have seen this microwave omelette maker...Great entry...Microwaving is sure a convinience...

Srivalli said...

Looks very cute Asha...I thought you are sending me another!!!..:D

Raaga said...

I have the omelette maker and have used it for all else but that... your omelette is tempting :-)

Asha said...

Richa, that's exactly what this is. It's available in all the super centers now.You can make all the veggie dishes and some desserts too.You cam stuffed Idlis as well. Try and find it there. It's really easy!:))

Rajitha, this gadget is really useful, doesn't cost much but fun to make all these.Try and get it:)

Asha said...

Linda, Fall plates are so cute,I love them too. Only wish we had Fall temp. to go with it!:D

Anh, doesn't this make a great breakfast? I love it too. If you have frozen Hash handy, it will be even more easier! Enjoy:))

Asha said...

tbc, you can make stuffed Idlis too, go and find it girl!:))

Red chillies, it makes a super quick breakfast girl. Kids will enjoy specially!:)

Asha said...

Thank you Lakshmi. That gadget is very useful to make lot of stuffed veggies in Idli batter too. Try and get it:)

Raks, make something in that girl.It is very convenient. So many of you have that but is anybody is using it at all?:D

Asha said...

Sri, take it if you like for your event too. Usually, I cook something special for each event. This fits your event too, didn't think of it! Enjoy:))

Raaga, new idea for you! It makes one mean Omelette in few mins even if you not making Hash but can stuff just any veggies and cheese! Try it!:)
Post what you made next time, new ideas for me!

sra said...

Wow, what is that gadget called?

lakshmi said...

christ, i though i just had an olfactory problem (i cant smell radishes) and now i seem to need an eye check as well. what's wrong with the photo?

i thought hash browns were like always grated and then packed into cubes - no rules is it - just perfectly browned dry potatoes?

"So many of you have that but is anybody is using it at all?:D" - well, i happen to know very well two people use it - do ya need introductions?

Padma said...

The hash brown omelette sound incredible, but was wondering if those potato cubes get cooked in M/w? But i loved ur omelette maker. Its looking so colorful Asha!

Jyothsna said...

You had to come up with something unique!! :) Ok, catching up with the posts I missed now!

Latha said...

Looks delicious Asha! A whole meal on its own.

bindiya said...

That's a superb omelet Asha!

Happy cook said...

Wow that is a real delicious looking omellette. And the cheese on top is divine
You are in a gadget period. Last time i was one for hard boiled eggs too with you.

Siri said...

Ashaji, I did post about this gadjet for MEC:Basics event. Here is the link..:)

http://siri-corner.blogspot.com/2007/09/2-step-microwave-omelette.html

Hugs..:D

Asha said...

Don't know exactly what it's called sra, I threw the package away. It's just a microwavable box like plastic thing.I think you can use any MWable dish to make this too, nothing special!:)

LOL! Hope you smell is back now L but I checked the photo,it's fine girl! Need a eye check up too?:D
Yeah, frozen hashbrown come in rectangle chunks, grated and pre-fried. Southern Hash is always made with cubed alus and veggies,sauteed until reddish and crisp. No rules!
Yeah, got to check the "other" one too now, will do!:)

Asha said...

Padma, you have to saute the Potatoes in a pan with others first until soft and crisp and then it's added to Eggs.
Enlarge the collage to see the Hashbrown. Any dish will do to make Omelette. This thing makes stuffing easier,that's all!:))

Hi J! How are you? Been busy? Glad to see you. Try this for Sunday brunch,tastes great!:)

Asha said...

Thanks Latha. Some salad on the side, a perfect meal indeed!:))

Hi Bindiya, thank you. Hope you try girl!:)

Asha said...

HeHe! Hi F, I keep buying these gadgets. Most work fine, but some don't work at all. This thing is cool, makes stuffing easier.
hope you got both of my emails!:))

Aha!! Siri, I have probably seen it in your blog but forgotten! I will check it right away!:))
Have a great day. Staying home these days until you get a job, huh? Good luck to you:))

Asha said...

sra, it's called Omelet maker!! I just saw Siri's blog. She has the same thing. I had forgotten what it was called!:D

lakshmi said...

exactly - nothing is wrong - you say in your post and i quote

"I took this photo at night, didn't come out well in the artificial light!"

btw, i am sitting on a regular LED monitor and all photographs across all blogs look so much richer than what i get to see on my laptop's LCD!!! LOL!!

Asha said...

Oh! That's what you meant. I thought you were talking about the first photo I posted from Flickr, thought it wasn't showing!:D
I know. Laptops have their limitation but convenient to move around! Glad you can see better photos now.
I just baked yummy spicy bread! Coming up next!:))

Pravs said...

Omelet looks so yummyyyy !! Eggs anyday for me :)

Chickoo said...

Oh my! Nim picture quality tumba chennagide. Recipes bidi mathadohage illa, neevu tumba creative.

Asha said...

Good girl Pravs! Eggs are very nutritious if you eat them in moderation. Enjoy, this makes great Brunch on Sundays!:))

Thank you Chickoo. Great to see you here!:))
Light ella chennagidre, photo sakattagi barutte, illa andre nodokagolla!:D

USHA said...

Hi Ashaji,
It was really interesting more about hashbrown.....oh my god!! they used 16,0000eggs...hmmmm.
Nice entry for the event...

So Simple said...

Asha
I would be concerned that the omelet would be tough. Has that happened to you. Is it more like a frittata.
Sounds delicious.

Jyothsna said...

Hey Asha! I've been busy and taking it easy on blogging. I tried your apple pancakes last weekend and we loved it!! I didn't get ready hashbrowns, so make my own thing and followed your recipe and tips as far as I could. Thankyou so much, we ate far more than we should have, we really loved it!! Hugs.

Asha said...

Usha, thanks. Yeah, that many Eggs, wonder how many they fed with that Omelette!:D

Hi Gilly. You have to be careful you don't cook it too much in the MW. Take it out just short of fully cooked, it will remain soft.Try t!:))

Hi J!:))
Take it easy on blogging if you are too busy, that's okay!
Glad you liked them. Yes, Hashbrown is easy to make at home and tastes lot better than oily ready made ones. Enjoy and take care. Hugs:)

Kribha said...

Hi Asha,
You always amaze me by your creativity and uniqueness. Looks truly good. I made an omelet too, but didn't post it as my pic wasn't clear. Never knew about this gadget before. Will look for it.
Also, I tried your qorma with jicama. I used your recipe but tweaked it a little bit by using coconut. It turned out great and we enjoyed it. Thanks dear.:))

Asha said...

Kribha, you don't really need this gadget to make this.Any microwavable dish will do. Try it.You have to eat the Omelette immediately to taste best!
Coconut makes everything tastes so much better and creamy, isn't it? Glad you liked it. Jicama is a great crunchy veggie too!:))
Hope your son is better now. Tushar has developed cold too but not that bad.Doctor is in house,so we don't have to worry too much!:))

Ti said...

great picture! so tempting, makes me hungry...

Asha said...

Thank you Ti, hope you give it a try!:))

Susan said...

Hasbrowns in an omelet? I've got to make that. This weekend. Or tomorrow.

Kelly Mahoney said...

That looks like a delicious omelette and the mold thing is pretty nifty.

Asha said...

All in one Susan!! :D
Hope you do, makes a great brunch for weekends!:)

Kelly, a great dish for you. You can make Hashbrown in Microwave too and you can use any microwavable bowl to make this Omelet. Try it!:)

SeeC said...

'Legend of the Omelet and the largest ever Omelet' - very interesting asha. Thanks for sharing.

I just love hashbrowns and omelette. This should be pretty easy to prepare with MW. I am bookmarking it (if incase i forget the steps)...

Miss Bellevue :) said...

Asha I have tagged u for MeMe..check it out :) n yes I am not writting any comment for ur post as I don;t have words..ur cooking its awesome :)

Asha said...

Hi Seec, great to see you. Hope you blog more girl. But take your time if you are busy. Do try this dish, enjoy!:))

Hi Ms.B, thanks for tagging me buddy. I have done somany MeMes last year, I have stopped doing them anymore. I have probably done your's too! :D

Dawn said...

Lovely pictures ! I am American and have never seen omelette spelled omelet. It's OK tho...they are delicious however they are spelled.

Asha said...

Hi Dawn, Omelette is spelled by MOST Americans as Omelet and sometimes as Omelette. You can see omelet recipe by Alton Brown spelled as Omelet and spelled the same by Washington Post as well but I agree with you! Omelet or Omelette as we say in India, however spelled is super delicious, enjoy! :))

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/omelet-recipe/index.html

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/recipes/2009/07/29/omelet-corn-smoked-mozzarella/

http://www.giantomelette.org/