Cheese and Spinach Omelette with Home Fries

This meal could be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner.  The omelette is quick to assemble and can be adapted to whatever fillings you have on hand.  The home fries take a little longer, but the wait is definitely worth it.  I could eat the home fries alone, but the omelette is a nice healthy addition.

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Cheese and Spinach Omelette (serves 1)

2 eggs lightly beaten

handful of fresh spinach, coarsely chopped

1-2 oz. cheese (I used slices of Dubliner which is a sweet nutty Irish cheese)

butter to coat a pan

Heat the butter in a pan at high heat.  Pour in the eggs and turn down the heat to medium/ low.  Cook until the edges are set and the eggs look almost cooked through.  Using a thin knife or spatula pry the egg from the pan and flip over.  Be careful!  Reduce heat to low.  Add the spinach and cheese to one half of the egg circle.  Flip the other half of the egg on top.  Cover the pan and cook until the cheese is melted.  When plating I folded the omelette once more in half to make it look pretty.

Home Fries (serves 6)

6 yukon gold potatoes

olive oil to coat bottom of a large pan

1-2tablespoons butter

salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

Place potatoes on a sheet tray.  Bake until a fork goes through easily, around 2 hours.  Let the potatoes cool.

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.

Cut the potatoes into small cubes.  Pour olive oil in bottom of pan at medium/ high heat.  Add butter.  Add the potatoes.  Season with salt and pepper.  While cooking the potatoes allow them to crisp up.  Then use a spatula to flip them, so they get crispy all over.  Keep repeating the process of waiting for the potatoes to get crispy, then flipping until they are golden brown.  The outside of the potatoes should have some crunchy bits, but the middle is still soft.  If the pan starts to get dry, add more olive oil and/ or butter.

Now, you can eat the potatoes just like this, OR you can take it one step further to get them extra delicious.

Place the cooked potatoes back on the sheet tray and cook in the oven for 30 minutes more.  I know this recipe looks like a lot of work, but if you bake your potatoes beforehand, the final 2 steps in the pan and oven only take an hour.

And these home fries are amazing so you will not be disappointed.  Serve them alongside eggs, waffles, pancakes, etc.  The options are endless.unnamed-2

 

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