Friday, October 14, 2011

Thai Omelets

All my life growing up we would often have Thai Omelets. Dad would make them on a Saturday or Sunday morning and sometimes for dinner. It's a family favorite and one that the in-laws - my brother in-law and two sister-in-laws - have learned to love. It seems strange at first because of the ingredients, but it's healthy and very flavorful. The fresh veggies, although an odd combination, are very good together and you will want it again after you've tried it once. I can almost guarantee you this one isn't out there on the web. It's a one of a kind and very delicious. A MUST try!

The filling consists of equal amounts of Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, Bean Sprouts, Green Beans, and Green Onions. And a few cloves of minced garlic and the same amount of ginger, (About 2 tsp. each). And a tablespoon of Maggi seasoning. (It's a sauce available at Asian food stores, and very inexpensive, but tasty!)
Dice all veggies.
Cook onion, garlic and ginger until tender, then add cucumber, green beans cook, then add bean sprouts and tomato last. About 10 min (from start to finish) until veggies start to sweat and are slightly tender. (Don't over cook)
Drain filling in a strainer over a plate or bowl to loose some of the water.
Cook 2 mixed eggs in a large round plan in 1 tablespoon hot oil. Oil MUST be hot to cook right, like a big pancake.
Add filling to flipped egg.
Fold sides in to make a pocket. Just folding in half like a cheesy omelet won't work. The filling isn't being held in by any thing other than the sides of the egg.
Serve over a bed of steamed rice with soy sauce and red sauce.
Serve with a red sauce, no this is NOT ketchup. It is a Thai sauce made from tomato paste, brown sugar, Rogers Syrup, rice vinegar, white pepper, garlic and some thai sauces pictured below:
Mix all ingredients together (recipe below).


2 TBS. Oil in HOT pan
2 tsp. Minced Garlic
2 tsp. Minced Ginger
2 Tbs. Maggi Seasoning (found at oriental market)
1 C. Onion
1 C. Tomato
1 C. Cucumber
1 C. Green Beans (Fresh)
1 ¾ C. Bean Sprouts (thoroughly rinsed)
Cook until steamed and tender set aside in a strainer to add to omelets.

2-3 eggs will be used for each omelet.

Serve over steamed rice with soy sauce and red sauce.

1 small can tomato paste
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbs. brown sugar
Dash of salt & pepper
A pinch of white pepper - optional
1 Tbs. Rogers Syrup (From Canada) (Kero Syrup would work too)
1 Tbs. Fish Sauce
Add a few squirts of store bought Spring Roll Sauce for spice

Bled together with a hand held blender.

We also have Thai fruit drinks with our Thai Omlets. They are now considered "Smoothies" but I've been drinking Thai fruit drinks since I was old enough to hold a glass. This one consisted of banana, orange, mango and ice.

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