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Eggs in the Round: Adorable and Tasty Mini Omelettes

I'm originally from Rhode Island but now live in Flagstaff, Arizona, where I'm a freelance writer and a search & rescue volunteer.

Look at these cute little omelettes!

Look at these cute little omelettes!

Perfect for Breakfast Sandwiches

Sometimes the shape of food really does make a difference.

These mini omelettes have a different consistency than scrambled or poached eggs, and they're perfect for breakfast sandwiches on bagels or English muffins, or eaten on their own with a side of salsa or breakfast potatoes.

You can add any kind of vegetables, meat or cheese you like.

And if you don't have one of the handy silicone egg rings pictured here (and available below) and want to use what you already have on hand around the house, a tuna can with both ends removed works pretty well, too. Just spray the inside of the can ring with some cooking oil and have tongs ready to remove the ring.

The ingredients below are for each ring.

Eggs in the round

Eggs in the round

An Easy Recipe for Eggs in the Round

You can get all kinds of creative, but here's our simple recipe for making these small omelettes, which we sometimes eat as sandwiches and other times serve with sides like salsa, avocado and beans.

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We've also used the egg rings for making burgers.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10-15 minutes

Serves: 1 mini omelette

Ingredients

  • 1 egg (or the equivalent in egg whites), beaten
  • 1/8 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/8 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooking oil or butter

Instructions

  1. Spray a fry pan with cooking oil.
  2. Brown the ground turkey, adding any seasoning you prefer.
  3. Add chopped vegetables and saute till tender.
  4. Set the vegetable/meat mixture aside.
  5. Scramble the egg or the equivalent (about 3/4 cup) in egg whites.
  6. Add the egg to the meat and vegetables and mix.
  7. Spray your egg ring with cooking oil.
  8. Using an oiled or buttered griddle or the same pan you used for cooking the meat and veggies, pour the egg mixture into the ring, pressing down on the ring to keep the egg from seeping out the sides.
  9. Cover and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover again until melted.

Handy Egg Ring for Making Mini Omelettes

The Joie Silicone Egg Ring is both handy and cute. Just spray or rub some oil on the inside of the ring and pour in your egg or egg mixture, or press in your uncooked burger or whatever you want to cook in the round. Then, when you're done, you can just stick them in the dishwasher.

One thing about these, though—the little egg-head handle does get hot. I'm not sure why they didn't make the egg-head out of silicone like the rest of the ring. But the cuteness factor and the fact that they work and clean up so well trumps that minor issue.

These are great for matching your eggs right to your bagel or English muffin of choice for the perfect breakfast sandwich.

© 2014 Deb Kingsbury

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