So what the heck is a multi-omelet? Well, about a week ago I wanted a fried egg for breakfast and I heated up some olive oil and cut up a small hot red pepper from the garden and then sliced a clove of garlic into the oil before cracking the eggs into the frying pan followed by some fresh fig slices. It was quite delicious and from thence came the idea to add some finely sliced garlic to one of the usual unusual contents of the omelet of the week. We still have lots of ready to eat pomegranate in the refrigerator since I acquired the ability to easily extract the arils as I reported in a previous post. There’s also some apples that our neighbors gave us and they are not going to last much longer, already getting a bit soft.
OK, so that’s it lets heat up the oil and cut in the hot pepper and thinly sliced garlic followed by a wildly whisked egg layered with pomegranate arils and mini-chunks of apple. But our omelet would not be complete with something soft and nutty to go along with its spicy, garlicky, sweetness and chunkyness. I know just the thing. Not cheese or peanut butter, but sesame paste or tahina (see addendum below).
Could these contents be too many in number and too varied in tastes so as to combat each other? Will they all blend together into a complexity of tastes bursting with wild flavors? I am not going to tell you how it came out. You’ll just have to try it yourself! And be sure to tell me what you think of the Multi-Omelet.
Addendum (added 25 October 2011): Is the proper term tahina or tahini? This question came up for me today when I stumbled across a recipe for Carrott and Tahini Soup on the NY Times online. In the blog above, I used tahina because the Hebrew term of sesame paste is transliterated as tachina. It seems that the more usual term in English is tahini. Unfortunately, the web site answers.yahoo.com says that tahina is a type of palm tree and the product that one purchased and is labeled tahina cannot be used in recipes as a substitute for tahini. This is NOT TRUE and, in fact, these are two words for the same thing. They are interchangeable in any of your recipes.