Monday, December 6, 2010

Manicotti Omelet

Manicotti and omelet's have an awful lot in common. They are both delicious. They both have eggs as an ingredient. They are stuffable. They are aesthetically pleasing. So it is only natural to substitute one for the other. Even with this comparison I was still slightly trepidatious about  this omelet... it seemed unnatural somehow. Like I was doing something naughty...and with Christmas so close I didn't want to ruin my chances for getting a Wii Fit from Santa (believe me when I tell you, I am in desperate need of anything with the word "fit" in it.)  So I went against my better judgement and made this crossover dish. I hope you enjoy!

A few tips for this omelet:  use fresh ingredients. Provolone cheese typically comes in slices when purchased off the shelf.. you may have to go to your deli and have them cut off a hunk so you can shred it yourself. Ricotta cheese can be substituted with a low-moisture cottage cheese as well. Also, any sauce will do... meatless or otherwise!

Manicotti Omelet


Spaghetti "meat" sauce
provolone cheese (shredded)
mozzarella cheese (shredded)
Parmesan cheese (fresh/shredded)
ricotta cheese
parsley flakes
black pepper
Basic Omelet

Shred all shreddable cheeses if not already in that format. You will only need about 1 tbsp of each. Add to a microwave safe dish along with about 1/4 ricotta. Season with parsley and pepper to taste. Set aside. Start your Basic Omelet, and while cooking it warm up your cheese mixture in microwave.  I suggest using short increments of time and stirring in between. Set aside and then warm up your meat sauce. On the flip, spread cheese mixture onto omelet and fold. Sprinkle another small amount of Parmesan on top, and spoon meat sauce on top of omelet. Allow to sit for a few minutes to allow cheese mixture to blend. NOMS.

A whole lotta cheese for just a tiny little omelet!

Mmmm.. fresh white dairy happiness.

The mixture is loath to spread... so be delicate!

A little extra Parm... because you can never have enough of that!

My meat sauce has brought my husband to tears before. Or maybe that was when I kicked him in the shin? Eh, no matter. It's dang good.

Ooooh... AHhhhh... Noooomssss

"I am Dalton, and I approve this omelet."

My Review:

I would gladly replace pasta with an omelet any day of the week. I thought the texture would be off-putting, but the opposite was true. The slight saltiness of the omelet made this taste almost better then the real thing. A must try...

1 comment:

  1. this looks and sounds (reads) so yummy! might have to have this tomorrow.