What would you call the above photo? Well, first, I’ll tell you what’s in it: eggs, potato, cheddar cheese, jalepeno, scallions, milk. Well, here – just click on Barefoot’s recipe and find out. I mostly followed it, except I didn’t use bacon (sorry!) and I chopped the cheese instead of grating it. Oh, and I used a cast iron skillet. But we’ll get into that later.
I was in a breakfast rut; I had been strictly outputting scrambles. But I then saw Barefoot make this on TV and appreciated how simple and delicious it looked and knew I wanted to try it. So Barefoot was almost done cooking it and then she said it – she called this an omelet.
What? An omelet? NO!
To me an omelet is simply butter in a pan, then a thin layer of egg that gets folded over once with possible enhancers (herbs, cheese, veggies.) What I would say is NOT an omelet are baked eggs. This is more like a frittata, no?
Also, how the fuck do you clean a cast iron skillet? I’ve looked it up a million times and have never found a consensus on how to care for this cookware. Plus, and I think I’ve mentioned this before, I’m so not mature enough to handle this piece of equipment. I never clean it right away. Sometimes it will sit for days with food in it, or it will sit in the sink with water in it. I’m terrible. I’d love a definitive answer. (Thank you in advance, Joe Hoya.) And someone to clean for me.