This week has just zipped by so I am already looking towards the weekend, which means time for Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted by Kalyn’s Kitchen. WHB was on the road last week, but it’s back home with Kalyn this week. Next week, Sweetnicks will be playing host though.
This week I reverted to my favorite herb: basil.
I love the way it tastes, the way it seasons and everything about it. In fact, I am working on growing it. Though I did lose one plant earlier this year (from too much pruning, I suspect), this one seems to be going cautiously well.
The basil I used in my recipe didn’t come from this plant. I have a whole big tub of it in my fridge and want to allow this plant to thrive before I start picking leaves off of it.
I am determined to have a successful growing this time.
Anyway, I came up with this recipe out of a need to use certain things in my fridge: the aforementioned basil, sundried tomatoes, prosciutto, and smoked mozzarella. And the prosciutto is a problem ingredient since the deli at my local Big Y grocery store cut it thick. Again.
Side note: Who cut prosciutto thick??? Don’t they know their deli meats?
Sorry. I am a bit frustrated by that.
I decided to use it to cook, rather than making one big ol’sandwich (I’ll probably be healthier for it too). This particular recipe was awesome but beware – do not add any salt because the prosciutto and smoked mozzarella are salty enough on their own.
Stuffed Basil Omelet
- 1 egg
- dash pepper
- 2 basil leaves , shredded
- 2 slices prosciutto , chopped
- 1/5 oz. smoked mozzarella , chopped
- 1 sundried tomato , chopped
- Combine egg, pepper and basil in a small bowl and beat until the egg is frothy.
- Spray a small skillet with cooking spray and place on a burner over medium heat. When the pan is warm, pour the egg mixture in.
- Cook until omelet is almost completely cooked through. Spread prosciutto, mozzarella and tomato on one half of the omelet and fold the other half over.
- Continue cooking 2-3 minutes, until cheese begins to melt.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. Her latest cookbook is The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook, published by Rockridge Press, which focuses on quick, easy, from-scratch cooking for busy people. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.