Having recently jumped on the Atkins diet bandwagon, in order to lose the ridiculous amount of weight I gained when I quit smoking and discovered that many of the so-called Atkins diet recipes are actually bait to sell you some sort of carbohydrate substitute - I have decided to share a few of my own recipes. This is my first one - a breakfast recipe - although, I don't see why you couldn't eat this any time of the day - a smoked salmon and cream cheese omelet. This is really simple - but the tricks to a good omelet are - a non stick pan - I always use a well seasoned cast iron skillet, and to cook it slowly.
These are the ingredients:
- 3 medium eggs
- splash of heavy cream
- one triangle laughing cow cream cheese (Kraft would probably do or Philadelphia)
- one small slice of smoked salmon
- dash salt and freshly ground pepper
- big knob of butter to cook with
As you can see - nothing complicated here.
First - add the knob of butter top your skillet and turn the heat to low (if you do not have a cast iron skillet - go buy one, but in the meantime any non stick fry pan will do).
Second - while the butter is melting, break the eggs into a bowl, add the splash of cream and a dash of salt and pepper and whisk.
Third - when the butter is melted, tip the skillet so that the pan is completely covered with butter, make sure the skillet is hot evenly and add the egg mixture.
Fourth - while the eggs are cooking, (remember - low heat) slice the cream cheese and salmon into small pieces and add to the omelet - one side only - we will be folding this over to cover them after wards. Add them as the eggs are hardening, but still runny on top - it should look something like this:
When the eggs are fully cooked - fold the omelet over, cut in half and serve - see photo at top. Bon Apetit!