Eating plant-based food is easy, but sometimes your old taste-buds are calling for something easy and familiar, so none of us is perfect and I do crave some dishes that I used to have for long years before becoming vegan. And as you can guess from the title of this recipe, the dish I was craving so far was an omelet. Of course, this dish is one of the most popular food recipes as it is super easy and quick to make, and usually, almost in every family, you have at least once a week.
So the interesting part of this recipe is that you still will get a huge portion of protein, and again it is quick and easy to make, and then it comes to taste...it is just as good and all plant-based ;)
Let's talk a bit about an origin of classic omelette recipe:
France Many folklores quote that the fluffy mystery of the omelet was cracked open in France. Omelet or Omelette (attested in the mid-16th century) is a variation of the French word ‘amelette’ The difference of the first vowel in the two words occurs due to the forms of ‘œuf’ meaning ‘egg’. In fact, the word ‘amelette’ comes from even older forms, the oldest being ‘alemelle’ that belongs to the 13th century. It means the blade of a knife and is inspired by the flattened shape of the dish. Napoleon Bonaparte is believed to have first tasted the omelet. When Napoleon and his army stopped at an inn near the town of Bessieres, the innkeeper served him an omelet in his honor. He loved the meal so much that he asked them to gather all the eggs possible and prepare the biggest egg feast for his army. The traditional Easter omelet is believed to have been inspired by that event.
Roman Empire Another claim on omelets is laid by the Romans who supposedly cooked the first omelet dish. Since it had a sweet flavor of honey, an omelet was known by the name ‘ovemele’ (egg and honey).
America America too has its share of history related to the first preparation of an omelet. The famous Denver omelet started as the Denver sandwich, made up of two pieces of toast with an omelet between them. This sandwich grew popular near 1900. It was later on when the Denver omelet was discovered. The Denver omelet consists of cheese, diced ham, mushrooms, onions, and green pepper. A traditional tale reveals that the Denver omelet was prepared to suppress the stale flavor of eggs brought by a wagon freight.
And now it's time to jump straight to the recipe!
Prep: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Servings: 2 portions
Calories per serving: 234 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1/3 cup soy milk (or any other milk)
1/3 cup sparkling water (or more milk)
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 medium tomato
1 medium onion
1 tbsp of canned corn
1/4 tsp dried garlic
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Step 1: Preheat a frying pan with on medium heat.
Step 2: Wash and chop onion and tomato.
Step 3: First place chopped onion in the frying pan for around 5 minutes, then add chopped tomato fry for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 4: Meanwhile in a medium mixing bowl place chickpea flour along with spices (garlic, paprika, salt, pepper).
Step 5: Then add milk and sparkling water into chickpea flour and stir until well combined.
Step 6: Place the mix of fried onion and tomato along with corn into the mixing bowl with chickpea flour mixture and stir to combine.
Step 7: Pour your omelet on the frying pan and cook around 4-5 minutes on each side.
Step 8: Sprinkle omelet with vegan cheese and parsley for even better taste.