Hot Link & Cheese Omelet
Add this spicy hot link (Earl Campbell’s “Football Season” brand) omelet to your big game recipe collection. Eggs, no matter how they are cooked, taste good at any meal of the day – breakfast, brunch, dinner, or snack.
Omelets are so easy to make. Not only that. They fill you up and are nutritious. Two large eggs contain twelve grams of protein. In addition, they don’t break the budget.
Fold or flip?
Should you fold or flip an omelet or do both? Actually, there are multiple ways to cook an omelet, such as these:
- Cover with a lid
- Start with a tablespoon a butter
- Saute ingredients first
- Beat the eggs first
- Until light brown
- Lift the edges before flipping
- Roll it
- Add the fillings on one side, and fold the opposite side over the fillings
You’ll learn which of these twelve ways you prefer the more you eat and/or cook omelets. If you don’t like the taste or texture, make them differently the next time. Eventually, you’ll come up with your own omelet secrets.
I prefer creamy omelets and usually fold them. Sometimes, however, I change things up with the open-faced style. It depends on the ingredients I’m using. If sauteeing is needed, I start with a little oil (enough to cover the bottom of my cast iron pan) or a tablespoon of butter. Often, I include onions and/or spinach and add those in the oil/butter. When done that way, the open-faced style works best for me.
Folding an Omelet
When folding an omelet, I add the butter first, then the eggs (and sometimes heavy whipping cream). Ingredients are mixed in with the eggs or placed on one side. The opposite side is folded over. Occasionally, I flip it. Other times, after folding the egg, I turn the burner off and cover the pan since the heat is still high and continues to cook the omelet.
How long does it take to cook an omelet?
The length of time it takes to cook an omelet depends on the stove you’re cooking on. The end result will vary according to the type of stove you cook on. When I visit my daughter, I always have to remember that the omelets are done faster on her electric stove than they are for me at home. I like to turn the burner off while the eggs are soft and haven’t set too long. Unfortunately, my stove doesn’t have a “simmer” setting. So if I’m not careful, I may overcook even on the “low” setting.
Earl Campbell’s “Football Season” Hot Links
Earl Campbell’s “Football Season” Hot Links brand was purchased by my brother on a visit. The links are fully cooked. No MSG. Gluten free. Microwaveable. Or you can slice them, heat them in a pan on the stove, and make an omelet with them (which is what I did). Although the links are a little spicy, they are really not all that hot. At least I didn’t think so. But I grew up in Southeast Texas on the Gulf Coast where spicy French food is a popular cuisine.
Like to make my Hot Link & Cheese Omelet? Here’s the recipe. Let me know how you like it.
Hot Link & Cheese Omelet
An omelet with Earl Campbell's Hot Links and cheese
- 1 Hot Link (Earl Campbell's Hot Links brand)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1/2 cup Organic Colby-Jack Shredded Cheese (H.E.B. brand)
Cut one hot link into thin slices and halved or quartered (I halved some and quartered some).
Add the butter to a cast iron skillet (or your choice of a pan) and heat on medium.
Stir the link pieces until done (about two minutes).
Whisk the eggs and mix in with the butter and hot link pieces, and turn the burner down to low.
Stir the eggs and link pieces lightly, being careful not to scramble the eggs, then let set.
Add the cheese on top, and turn the burner off.
This recipe takes approximately 5-7 minutes to cook on my propane gas stove. The cooking time varies according to the stove.
I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as my family and I did. This omelet can be served at your big game parties as a side dish, main brunch entree, or even as an after-the-game dinner. Enjoy!
Breakfast is good all the time!