I love omelettes because they are so easy to make and perfect for filling with almost anything you have in your fridge or pantry. Combining the somewhat salty taste of sausage with the sweet taste of apples makes this Family Style Apple and Sausage Omelette recipe worth a try.
I like to make small individual size omelettes but a family size option is just as doable, perfect for Sunday brunch.
2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil
2 mild or hot Italian sausages, casings removed
4 green onions, whites and greens, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Cortland, Honey Crisp or Spartan apples, cored and chopped
1/4 tsp (1 mL) fennel seeds, crushed (optional)
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
3 tbsp (45 mL) water
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
In a 12 inch (30 cm) non stick, oven proof skillet, heat 1 tsp (5 mL) of the oil over medium high heat and cook sausage, green onions and garlic, breaking up with a spoon, for 3 minutes. Stir in apple, fennel (if using) and nutmeg; cook, stirring for about 4 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and apples are tender crisp. Scrape into a bowl; set aside.
Return skillet to medium low heat and add remaining 1 tsp (5 mL) oil.
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, water and pepper. Pour into skillet and cook, stirring gently until eggs start to set. Place under the broiler for 3 minutes or until eggs are completely set and puffed. Slide the omelette onto a serving platter and spread sausage mixture on half of the omelette. Fold remaining half over sausage filling to cover.
- You can find bulk sausage meat in most butcher and grocery stores. You can use 8 oz (250 g) instead of 2 sausages.
- To make your skillet ovenproof if the handle is wood or metal, wrap it in foil before using.
- Leave the skin on the apple for additional fibre and colour.
- Whisk the eggs with a teaspoon of water.(Tip: water will turn to steam producing a light, airy omelette.) Mix the egg and water together well. Season with salt and pepper.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
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Image and recipe reprinted with permission from Egg Farmers of Ontario