Friday, September 5, 2014

In The Kitchen: SEAFOOD OMELETTE W/ OVEN BAKED HOME STYLE POTATOES


Furiously trying to use up all the ingredients in the freezer/fridge in Germany! 

This recipe is low fat, relatively low in calories (can be made even lower if you leave out the egg yolks & use low fat cheese!)  

It's high in protein and if you're watching your carbs just omit the oven baked home style potatoes!

This recipe made 2 portions. 
Ingredients:

1/4 Cup pre-cooked Baby Shrimp
1/4 Cup Surimi/Crab Stick
1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
4-6 Eggs (Depends on how big you want your portion size. I eat 2 but The Hubs needs 3 eggs.)
1/2 Tbsp Spinach Dip
1 Tbsp Light Sour Cream 
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
2-4 Med Potatoes
Salt & Pepper to taste

Optional for Garnish:

Parmesan
Green Onion


Wash your potatoes and wrap in a wet paper towel.

Microwave for 5 mins.

Pre-Heat Oven to 450 Degree's F.


Unwrap and slice into thin slices.


Take your no calorie non-stick spray and spray a sheet of aluminum foil on a baking tray.

Side note - You're saving loads of calories by not frying or baking w/ oil but by using Zero calorie spray! 


After you spray a layer of the No calorie spray lay out your potatoes

Side note - If you want to skip the microwave you can just slice your potatoes and put them on the baking tray but it can take about an hour to bake properly!  I find that microwaving it for 5 min ahead of time cuts your baking time down 1/4 of the time.  So both your potatoes and omelette are done at the same time :)


Now spray ANOTHER layer of No calorie baking spray ON top of your potatoes.  This way both the bottom and top crisp up nicely.


Take your salt and freshly ground black pepper and season to taste.


Hubs and I like it reallly really peppery! lol.

If you like spice you can also add a sprinkling of Paprika :)

Put in your oven and bake for 15 to 20 mins.


Crack your eggs and season with a bit of salt.  

I like to add a little water in with my eggs I feel like it makes it fluffier.


Mix until smooth.


Add your spinach dip & sour cream.

Side note - I just used spinach dip because I'm just trying to use whatevers in the fridge.  You can skip this if you don't have it and just add a little extra sour cream.  Also I usually make this with fresh spinach because I'm trying to not grocery shop at all lol..


Combine the spinach dip, sour cream, shrimp & surimi and mix together.


Take your non-stick spray and spray your pan.


Allow your pan to get really hot and then pour HALF of your eggs.


Once it firms up add in HALF of your mozzarella cheese on one side of the omelette.


Add HALF of your crab, shrimp mixture to the other side of the omelette.

After everything firms up you can flip the cheese side over on top of the crab side.

Repeat the process again w/ the remaining half of the eggs, cheese and crab, shrimp mixture for your 2nd omelette.


And your oven baked home style potatoes should be done!


Garnish w/ a sprinkling of Parmesan & Green Onion.

Rich, creamy AND calorie friendly weekend brunch at home in under 20 mins!

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