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Bwis' Potato Omlette

Postby Bwis53 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:38 pm

My folks made this when we were poor:

Slice garlic clove and onion bits into olive oiled pan.
Fine slice one medium small potato.
Add bacon bits and chives.
Cook through til done.
Top off with two eggs, mix and cook through.

Delicious, comforting and filling.
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Re: Bwis' Potato Omlette

Postby fennel » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:35 pm

Very nice. I think all really good cooking derives from limitations, as long as the basic ingredients are good.

And, though I don't do bacon – no way, no how – I would gladly prepare this for friends who consider bacon comfort food.

But if their craving derived from the Celebrity-Chef-Bacon-Obsession-Thing, on the other hand, I'd just give 'em a bus ticket to the desert. Sorry.

What you are describing sounds similar to the Spanish torta.
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Re: Bwis' Potato Omlette

Postby snoqueen » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:26 am

I would have called it a frittata.

My mother, who was never a good cook except for pie crust, fried sliced potatoes in an electric frying pan with Crisco and it was thoroughly edible to our 1950's tastes. Anything with potatoes is good.
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Re: Bwis' Potato Omlette

Postby Detritus » Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:55 pm

Add a little flour to the egg and some dashi, then you can top it with Kewpie mayonnaise and call it "okonomiyaki."

How come Madison doesn't have an okonomiyaki place?
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Re: Bwis' Potato Omlette

Postby fennel » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:18 pm

Detritus wrote:Kewpie mayonnaise

Sounds like a brand of hair gel.
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Re: Bwis' Potato Omlette

Postby rabble » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:20 pm

Detritus wrote:Add a little flour to the egg and some dashi, then you can top it with Kewpie mayonnaise and call it "okonomiyaki."

How come Madison doesn't have an okonomiyaki place?

I'm looking right at that word and I still can't spell it.
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Re: Bwis' Potato Omlette

Postby Detritus » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:17 pm

rabble wrote:
Detritus wrote:Add a little flour to the egg and some dashi, then you can top it with Kewpie mayonnaise and call it "okonomiyaki."

How come Madison doesn't have an okonomiyaki place?

I'm looking right at that word and I still can't spell it.

It's phonetic--spelled just the way you say it. I suppose that's part of the problem. o-konomi (whatever you like) + yaki (grilled). No two places in Japan make it the same way, but it's always a kind of omelette/pancake. Like the hibachi places, you and a bunch of your friends sit around a table with a big steel griddle, and they either make it in front of you or hand you a raft of ingredients and let you make it yourself.
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Re: Bwis' Potato Omlette

Postby Jademan7 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:52 pm

Yeah, my grandmother lover butter, mustard, and onion sandwiches from when she was younger. We loved them as kids.
Every once in a while I'll make them during lent as a no-meat alternative.
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Re: Bwis' Potato Omlette

Postby snoqueen » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:55 am

My mom's Norwegian family liked cream sandwiches: fresh cream skimmed from the top of the bottle and spread on lefse, then rolled up. Not that much different from butter, if you think about it.

And I had an onion sandwich just yesterday. Love it. Requires dense bread, crunchy red onion. Cream cheese optional (I left it off).
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