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From the word amelette in French referring to its thin, flat shape, omelets are one of the most popular egg dishes across the world. We must already know by now how versatile eggs can be, and the numerous ways in which you can enjoy them. From scrambling to poaching to boiling, eggs are a universal delight. We commonly enjoy eggs in the morning, as part of our most important meal of the day — breakfast. Omelets are particularly sought after at this time of day, simply because of how delicious and hearty they can be. So why not stick to a classic this morning? Today, we’ll be making a Pinoy breakfast omelet and bacon garlic fried rice!
Eggs and garlic rice, or sinangag — how could this possibly go wrong? This combination has been around for years, and is enjoyable with or without delectable meat to back it up. This breakfast omelet we’re making today is no exception, but is instead a nice upgrade to what is already a favorite. Tomatoes, onions, and eggs are a match made in heaven; pair it with your savory bacon garlic fried rice, and you definitely have a breakfast of champions on your hands!
Breakfast Omelet vs. Frittata
If you know your egg recipes, you’re probably aware of one called a frittata. These dishes are actually quite similar in many ways. Both have European origins (with omelettes coming from France, and frittatas from Italy), and both also involve the enhancement of eggs with additional ingredients, from meats to cheese and veggies. In fact, many regard frittatas as a kind of omelet, or falling under the omelet umbrella. One of the names given to frittatas is “open-faced omelet.”
The main distinction between breakfast omelets and frittatas would be how you cook both of these dishes. In a regular omelet, the cooking process highly relies on your folding the egg atop your chosen toppings. In essence, it’s almost as if you’re covering your omelet’s ingredients in a nice, eggy blanket. On the other hand, in frittatas, the ingredients are mixed into your eggs, creating a more colorful look. In frittatas, you already see what’s in your dish before taking a bite, while omelets will commonly take you by surprise. This breakfast omelet we’re making is a mix of both — with topped cheese covering your onions and tomatoes, you’re still in for a treat!
Other Omelet Recipes
Starchy and heart, enjoying a tortilla espanola is like enjoying a crisp hash brown and a fluffy egg all in one bite! This Spanish Potato Omelet will make an enjoyable breakfast, and offer you a new side of omelets you probably haven’t seen before. Like any regular omelet, you can add whatever you wish to your tortilla espanola. And just like your Pinoy breakfast omelet, you can enjoy this Spanish dish with heaping servings of garlic rice, too!
At most omelet stations in breakfast buffets, different kinds of meat await your preference. From ham to sausages to even bacon, you can put whatever protein you wish inside your perfect breakfast omelet. Corned beef is definitely not exempt from this list — in fact, it’s a prime example! Delicious and hearty strips of beef will make your eggs more delicious. Savory, umami, goodness awaits you with every bite of this dish that you serve with garlic rice. Add a hashbrown too for even more completeness! Whether you dip this omelet in ketchup or not, know that this corned beef omelet will definitely brighten anyone’s morning!
Who says only eggs can be the base for a great omelet — or torta, as we say in Filipino? Indeed, this tortang talong recipe is here to prove you wrong! For chefs looking for ways to get even the pickiest of eaters to enjoy vegetables, tortang talong will definitely do the trick. Delicious, nutritious, and quick to make, tortang talong is a staple in Filipino households. Yummy eggplants mix with a batter of eggs and are fried until wonderfully golden brown. This delicious treat doesn’t only smell good, but tastes amazing, too! I love tortang talong, and it makes as great a breakfast omelet as any dish you have to offer!
What can I eat with this breakfast omelet?
Any Filipino would know that no breakfast is complete without a delicious meaty viand. Today, we have three to offer you! The first on this list is none other than delicious longganisa. While longganisa is a general term to describe a wide number of Filipino sausages, the kind of meat we’re referring to here is Pampanga Longganisa, which is renowned for its deliciously sweet flavor. Longganisa will be great with your breakfast omelet and provide a great support to the fluffiness of your eggs. With the bacon garlic rice, too, you won’t be able to get enough!
Another meat erring on the sweet side is tocino. This cured pork is easily recognizable by its bright red hues that can attract hungry eyes of any age. Tocino is delicious, particularly when served with atchara and a comforting sunny side egg to boot. But with your breakfast omelet, you’re about to reach newer, even higher levels of tastiness! While you can get pre-made tocino at the grocery, there’s also something rather fulfilling about making it at home. Thankfully, you can follow the recipe above to see that making your own tocino from scratch has really never been easier!
But if it isn’t a sweet meat you’re after, perhaps tapa will do the trick! Beef tapa is another popular Pinoy breakfast staple. It involves thin slices of sirloin marinated in a mix of soy sauce, garlic, and sugar. As a result, you have savory, garlicky, and slightly umami pieces of tapa that are addictive, tender, and the perfect start to any morning! Since it’s on the saltier side, tapa makes a stark but tasty contrast to your breakfast omelet, and will definitely complement it well. Think of tapa, your breakfast omelet, and your bacon garlic fried rice as an upgraded version of delicious tapsilog!
Can’t get enough bacon? We have the recipe for you! This all too tantalizing and delectable bacon stuffed pancake will make your breakfast omelet an even more perfect meal. This bacon stuffed pancake combines the classic, fluffy goodness of a flapjack with crispy and crunchy bacon bits. Enjoying these two breakfast staples together has never been easier and more satisfying. And to pair it with your Pinoy Breakfast Omelet, too? You’re definitely in for a treat!
How to make Pinoy Breakfast Omelet and Bacon Garlic Fried Rice
Ready to prep your most important meal of the day? You’ll be happy to realize that making this breakfast omelet is much easier than you might think! Let’s first divide this recipe into two umbrella portions: first, make your bacon garlic fried rice. After that, you can start on your Pinoy Breakfast Omelet!
Making your Bacon Garlic Fried Rice
Fry your bacon; extract the fat
Who doesn’t love bacon? You start making your bacon garlic fried rice by searing 8 strips of bacon in a pan. Do this until you’ve extracted the fat, and your bacon becomes crispier. Don’t forget to cut your bacon strips into smaller pieces, which will later on make it easier to fry. It’s worth mentioning that you will only need 3 tablespoons of bacon fat; otherwise, remove the excess so you can use it later.
When your bacon’s as crispy as you like, add in your minced garlic. Cook until you get a brown hue on this ingredient.
Toss in your rice and other ingredients
Once your garlic starts to brown, you can add 4 cups of rice. We highly recommend using leftover rice for this recipe, as is the case in any other fried rice dish. Stir fry your bacon garlic fried rice for about 3 minutes, before adding Knorr Liquid Seasoning. Additionally, season your rice with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Top your bacon garlic fried rice with green onions, then toss and cook.
When your two minutes are up, transfer your bacon garlic fried rice to a serving plate or bowl and set it aside. Now that that’s done, you can set to work on your yummy Pinoy breakfast omelet!
Making your Pinoy Breakfast Omelet
Sauté your onions and tomatoes
We start making the breakfast omelet by heating three tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan. Take your onion slices and sauté them until tender, then put them aside for now. In the same pan, and with the same oil, take your tomato slices and arrange them in such a way that it’ll cover the entire bottom of the pan. Melt in two tablespoons of butter and cook your tomato in it for about a minute. Then, take green onions and put the onions you’d sautéed back in. Ensure that you’ve distributed your omelet’s components well!
Beat in your eggs and add cheese
For this breakfast omelet, you’ll need five eggs. Beat all your eggs, then add Knorr Liquid seasoning. Afterwards, pour this mixture on top of your onions, and top with half a cup of grated cheddar cheese. This mix of ingredients will bring forth an insanely tempting aroma, so it’s unsurprising if you’ll want to dig in as soon as possible! Nevertheless, it’s important to bring the heat down low, to ensure that your eggs are stiff and cooked through, and you’ve melted your cheese completely. Though it may take a little longer than simply cooking on high heat, the wait will definitely be worth it!
Check to see if your breakfast omelet is done cooking. Once it is, turn the heat off your stove and transfer it to a serving plate. With your bacon garlic fried rice ready, you and your family are definitely in for a breakfast treat!
Did you make this Pinoy Breakfast Omelet and Bacon Garlic Fried Rice? Give us a shout in the comments below; we’d love to hear from you!
Breakfast Omelet Alternative and Additional Ingredients
Omelets in themselves are very versatile dishes, and can be adapted and adjusted according to your own preferences. This breakfast omelet is no different; while the basic recipe includes onions and tomatoes, you’re more than welcome to up the ante! You can add more vegetables like broccoli or bell peppers, meat like bacon and ham, or other ingredients like mushrooms. Whatever you choose to do with it, know that there are just so many ways you can make this Pinoy breakfast omelet your own!
Breakfast omelet ingredients:
- Make the fried rice by searing the bacon until the fat gets extracted and the bacon becomes crispy. Note: You will only need around 3 tablespoons of bacon fat. Remove the excess fat for later use.
- Once the bacon gets crispy, add the minced garlic. Cook until it starts to brown.
- Put the rice into the pan (using leftover rice is ideal for this recipe). Stir-fry for 3 minutes.
- Add Knorr Liquid Seasoning, salt, and ground black pepper, and green onions. Toss and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate. Set aside.
- Make the breakfast omelet by heating 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan. Saute the onion until tender. Remove and set aside.
- Using the same pan with remaining oil, arrange the sliced tomatoes in a way that it covers the pan.
- Add the butter. Let it melt. Cook the tomato for 1 minute.
- Add green onions and put the sauteed onion back into the pan while distributing it evenly.
- Beat the eggs and add Knorr Liquid Seasoning. Pour the mixture over the onions. Top with grated cheese.
- Cover the pan. Adjust the heat to the lowest setting. Continue cooking until the eggs get stiff and the cheese is completely melted. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with fried rice for breakfast.
- Share and enjoy!