Inside: Here’s a great breakfast meal prep idea if you make omelets and wish you could just whip up your eggs without the hassle of chopping up the veggies or pre-frying the meat.
There was a time when we (my hubby, youngest daughter and I) were all on an ‘omelet kick’… couldn’t get enough of ’em.
But UGH… having to chop up all the stuff and fry up the ham, sausage and bacon every single time was making me not wanna make them. (Yeah, yeah, yeah… I’m lazy sometimes.)
So I wondered…
“Hmmm… can I just PRE-chop and PRE-cook all this stuff and then freeze it for whenever I want an omelet?”
I didn’t do it right then and there, but one day I finally decided to go for it and it worked like a charm!
How to Pre-Prep Your Omelet Fixins
Gather up all of your usual add-ins: onions, green peppers, mushrooms (yuck),b etc.
1. Chop up your veggies and sauté them in butter or light oil til they’re translucent.
2. If you’re using sausage, fry it up “ground beef style” (crumbles). I also added some ham that I chopped up, but that’s optional.
3. Allow the food to cool off a bit, then grab some small sandwich bags and put a scoop of each ingredient into the bags, seal them up, then put THOSE bags into a slightly bigger freezer bag and pop it into the freezer.
So now you’re wondering…
How Did it Turn Out When it Came Time to Use it?
It turned out great!
I warmed up my pan, added some butter, and then put the frozen clump of meat and veggies into the pan with just a splash of water. I allowed it to thaw right in the pan, from the heat.
Naturally, you can also set the bag of fixins out to thaw on the counter, but who wants to wait on that?
Or, you can take a bag out the night before and put into the fridge to thaw overnight… whatever works for YOU!
Once thawed, just stir it around and allowed it to heat while you whip up your eggs.
I generally just pour the eggs on top, sprinkle with some cheese and cook it up! I’m not all too fancy with making omelets that fold, although I CAN do that… I just choose to keep it simple and quick as possible!
And it was delicious! One would never know the meat and veggies had been frozen and it was quick to make!
An Added Benefit of Pre-Freezing Omelet Fixins
One thing I love is the fact that, NOW veggies don’t have to end up sitting in the fridge and going bad, simply because we didn’t eat omelets often or fast enough!
I’m sure you know how spinach can get after a few days… green slime CITY, right?
But now, you can buy any combination of omelet veggies you want, chop ’em up ahead of time and freeze them, along with any meat you want if you’re into meat, for omelets (or omelet breakfast bites) anytime!