Sunday is the day I make a "big" breakfast for the family. The rest of the week, everyone usually fends for themselves. On Sundays though, I usually prepare a big spread. Nothing fancy but definitely more than just cereal. I was watching Food Network (which is frequently) and saw Giada De Laurentiis make this dish. I immediately went to my computer to print out the recipe. Oh, what's another printed recipe, right? It can join all the other hundreds of recipes I have printed out. (you can't have too many recipes) Well, I am so glad I made this baked omelet. It was absolutely delicious. Family verdict: Husband & I loved it. Marissa liked it but picked out the red peppers. Mariah didn't eat it. (she's the picky eater) Try this one Sunday morning. You'll be glad you did.
Baked Gruyere and Sausage Omelet
Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis
Butter, for greasing baking dish
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1/2 pound mild turkey sausage, casings removed (I used Jennie-O turkey breakfast sausage links)
8 large eggs
1/3 cup whole milk (I used 1% since that's the type of milk I buy)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 cups (4 ounces) grated Gruyere cheese (found in the specialty cheese section)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish.
Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the sausage and cook until brown, about 5 minutes. Set the pan aside to cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper, to taste, until smooth, about 20 seconds. Add the red bell pepper, 1 cup of Gruyere cheese and 1/4 cup of parsley. Stir in the onion mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Cut the baked omelet into wedges and sprinkle with remaining parsley before serving.
Sunday Breakfast ready in about 30 minutes
It's going to be a good day!
Serve it with a fruit salad to start your day off right