Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Asparagus Omelet and Fried Grits

I had a big day planned so I decided to start off with a substantial breakfast while Bev gets her beauty sleep - I had an early date at the church garden I'm helping with. We’re still getting some asparagus spears and had a few in the frig so I decided on a quickie omelet sided with some buckboard bacon and sautéed cheese grits.

For the omelet, I cut up the asparagus and a slice of Vidalia onion (we just received as a gift from friends who had recently passed through the Vidalia area), and sautéed them in a little olive oil. While they were cooking I diced up a little cheddar and pepper jack cheese and beat a couple of eggs with a little half & half.

I put the bacon on first so it could shrink and render some fat. Then I added a couple of 1/2" slices of the cheese grits leftover from the other night. I made the grits more for this purpose than for the original meal.

When the onion and asparagus were crisp tender, I removed them and added the egg to the pan. When I had the top pretty well set, I spread the veggies and cheese on one half, folded it over and had a delicious and fluffy omelet.

Here’s my plate and it was an outstanding way to begin the day.

Oh I did decide to have a light lunch to tide me over until supper. Our neighbor picked the berries and provided the crust (her recipe makes two), so how could Bev not make a pie. She used Mary's recipe from Deep Souh Dish, and I believe the 7up does make it better than the water in the previous Shoney's copycat we used.

Finally some springlike weather this week with temps in the 70's/50's and some rain - I like it. Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. How far are you from me? Seriously. I want to come over for breakfast.

  2. This looks better than the egg and toast I just had-I was too lazy make a really great breakfast like yours! :)

  3. That omelet looks terrific. Seriously. Tell Pam it'll only take her about 2 hours to get there for breakfast, but she'll be late for school afterward. I can't wait for our local strawberry farm to open. I learned to make pie crust this winter, and am almost competent to roll it out now! And I want strawberry pie!

  4. You are welcome to make breakfast for me anytime that's convenient for you :-). That sounds wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. You deserve it. Blessings...MAry

  5. If I were Bev---and that delicious breakfast smell woke me up (which it would), I'd want some too... Yum..

  6. I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the arrival of Vidalia onions in our markets. I think all of you Southerners keep them until you're tired of them and then ship em North.....just sayin. :-)

    This omelet looks wonderful Larry. And there you go waving that strawberry pie again.

  7. Oh dear, that looks sinfully delicious! I never even thought of frying leftover cheese grits. Makes me hungry just thinking about em!


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