Today I am compelled to cook the humble egg.
To me the egg is anything but dull, it encompasses all that I value in food. With having formal training in both cooking and nutrition I see the egg as the best of both worlds. By that I mean the egg is the foundation and structure to so many wonderful dishes and it is one of the most nutrient dense foods. So much in one convenient little package. The egg is versatile, nutritious, affordable, delicious and welcome at my table any time!
For years the egg was considered villainous due to its high cholesterol content. Research now shows that other dietary factors such as saturated fat content have a greater impact on heart disease than does the cholesterol in the egg. One large egg has approximately 70 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 14 essential nutrients. These essential nutrients are ones that our bodies cannot make on their own, so it’s easy to see that the egg is an amazing food. To find out more about the great EGG, visit http://www.eggnutritioncenter.org
The recipe I have chosen to showcase the egg today is a classic omelet with white cheddar and fresh herbs. Things don’t have to be complicated or fussy to be delicious and worth every mouthful. The key to the classic omelet is to not incorporate too much air in the mixing of the egg, to keep the egg mixture moving in the pan long enough to have them start to set and to use a medium heat so as not to brown the egg. It should be cylinder shape with little to no colour. The final result will be very tender and creamy. Enjoy!