My husband loves tomatoes. He puts them on everything. Spaghetti and tomato sauce? Topped with chopped fresh tomatoes. Tomatoes on mashed potatoes, tomatoes on steak. Fried egg and tomatoes. Tomato juice in the fridge is gone in seconds. If I could concoct some kind of tasty tomato ice cream he’d be thrilled. It’s fitting because the tomato comes from his native Latin America. Did you know that? Tomatoes were discovered in the new world and didn’t make an appearance in their adoring Italy until after the the colonization of the Americas.
He also loves cilantro. Cilantro has come to replace basil as my go-to herb. It’s cheaper. Easier to find year round. And also a staple of Latin American cooking. Don’t like cilantro? Substitute basil.
I wanted to give our eggs this morning a little kick so I beat in a big tablespoon of sriracha. The result was a vibrant orange omelette.
We were both hungry so I made a big 4-egg omelette. It takes a little longer to set. But shorter cooking time than making two 2-egg omelettes.
I put in the tomatoes before the omelette was set, and allowed them to heat and cook slightly with the eggs. I then topped with cilantro.
And shredded cheese.
Rolled it into a half moon. And cut it in half.
Cheesy Spicy Sriracha Omelette for Two
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
- 8-10 chopped pearl or grape heirloom tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- salt and pepper
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
- Beat together eggs, sriracha, salt and pepper
- Pour egg mixture into skillet. Turn skillet as eggs begin to set, coating the edges.
- Once eggs begin to cook, carefully spread out chopped tomatoes.
- As tomatoes and eggs continue to set, sprinkle chopped cilantro, then the cheese.
- Once omelette is almost completely set, but still slightly runny in the middle carefully fold the omelette into a half moon shape.
- Allow to heat a few minutes more on each side.
- Remove from skillet and place on large plate. Allow to stand for 2-3 minutes more to allow the eggs to cook completely.
- Cut in half and serve.