Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Brunch: Ham & Arugula Omlette

I love arugula.

It's such a pretty green 
has a wonderful peppery kind of flavor.

For those of you not familiar with it.
Arugula is a green used commonly in 
European cooking and has become popular
here in the US.
You often find it in a mixed green salad,
it has a slightly "peppery" flavor that is
very distinct.

Arugula is high in Vitamin A and C, 
and is a good source of Calcium and Vitamin K.
It makes a great substitute for spinach in recipes
and does just as well cooked as it does raw.

Most grocery stores carry it pre-washed 
and packaged in a bag or plastic container
I buy mine from Trader Joes.

Here is an easy recipe that is lovely for brunch. 
The arugula give an boring old omlette some new life!

Ham and Arugula Omlette

You will need:
These are the quantities you will need for 1 omlette.
I never measure so I thought showing you the amounts may help.

Step 1: Saute onions and mushrooms until cooked
Add ham and saute until heated.
Set aside.

Step 2: Whisk eggs, add salt and pepper to taste
Pour into well oiled pan and cook.

Step 3: When nearly set arrange pieces of cheese
over the entire surface of the omlette

Step 4: Arrange arugula over the entire surface 
of the omlette. Add mushroom, 
onion and ham to one side.

Step 5: Fold omlette in half and slide onto a plate.


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