Friday, December 19, 2008

In conversation

Traditionally my favorite thing for breakfast is an omelet. And I like mine nice and Greek - filled with feta, tomatoes, and spinach. But I'm not close minded when it comes to food. In fact, one of my friends recently took me for my first Korean hot pot experience. I love trying new food adventures and creating my own adventures in the kitchen. I decided to make Chinese Chicken Omelet - kinda like Egg Foo Young.

Thatboy LOVED this. I was afraid it'd be a little too savory for breakfast, but he didn't think so at all. The celery and waterchestnuts add a great crisp bite to the egg and chicken. I love the fresh taste of the bean sprouts and the salty flavor soy sauce brings.

Chinese Chicken Omelet
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 4 mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • handful of bean sprouts
  • splash of soy sauce
  • handful of cooked chicken, diced
  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs with fork and add all ingredients but oil.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Pour mixture onto hot skillet.
  3. Cook until underside is brown, flip and continue cooking until eggs are set.
Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 301.6
Total Fat 18.6 g
Cholesterol 453.6 mg
Sodium 180.4 mg
Potassium 552.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
Protein 21.8 g


  1. I want a Greek omlet. But this one looks good, too!!

  2. i'm not a big fan of water chestnuts, but your description makes 'em sound pretty darn good.

  3. 1. That omelette sounds really good. It would probably be great for lunch or dinner too.

    2. Don't you love Korean hot pot? It is soooo good! I haven't had it in a long time. I'm always too impatient to wait and burn my tongue almost every time. :)

  4. Oooh. Sounds like a fun twist on omelets.

  5. This sounds really tasty. I've never had an asian-inspired omelet. Mmm.

  6. [whispering] I don't like eggs in general. I also don't like water chestnuts.

    Weird, I know.

  7. i think i could get behind this. i used to love egg foo young as a kid.