We’re all too familiar with the tons of ways one can do an omelet, with a rainbow of veggies, mushrooms, deli meats, spices, and fancy sauces…etc. However sometimes going the “simple” way has its own charm.
And today, after having tried many amazing omelets, this simple omelet recipe is still my all-time favorite: eggs, dried mint powder and salt cooked with olive oil. This is an omelet that is common in Lebanese homes, and in our case our late grandmother used to make it for us on Saturdays when we were kids.
Some folks have issues using olive oil for frying due to its low heat tolerance. However we prepare this omelet on low/medium heat so the olive oil doesn’t heat up too much and oxidize (usually, once heated oil starts to smoke it’s an indication of oxidization and that it’s becoming full with free-radicals – not healthy).
Summary: A simple yet very delicious traditional Lebanese omelet.
Omelet Ingredients (3-4 servings)
- 9 Eggs
- 3 teaspoons of dried mint powder
- A pinch of Salt
- 3-4 table spoons of Olive Oil
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs, salt and dried mint powder well.
- Drizzle a bit of olive oil in a frying pan over medium/low heat.
- Pour the equivalent of 3 eggs at a time in the frying pan for 3 minutes then turn the omelet over to the other side using a spachula for another 3-4 minutes.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 6 minute(s)
Diet tags: High protein
Number of servings (yield): 3-4
Culinary tradition: Middle Eastern
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