Saturday, August 28, 2010

Mint Leaves Omelet


I'm not good in gardening. You can find there are only few pots of plant at my house. However, I have a dream...... I wish to have a small spice garden at home. :)

I started my plan about a month ago. The first herb that I grow in a small pot is the easy growing herb, the mint leaves. At first it didn't grow well. But day after day I observe new leaves started to grow. Then after some time, I noticed that it looks like it's dying, but miraculously the next day it is back to healthy looking again. So, I think I better do something before it's too late. I'm harvesting the first batch of home grown mint leaves. The first batch of leaves just enough for 2.


I used it for mint leaves omelet. My late grandma in law (MIL's mum) used to cook this when we went back to hubby's home town. She told me that it was my hubby's favorite. My mom never cook omelet in this way. So, I learned from late grandma. Late grandma was the chef at home. Although she faced some inflexibility in mobile, she insisted to cook until a year before she left us on 19th August 2009.

I'm sharing this dish with Baby in the City - KL's Merdeka Open Day 2010. The theme of this year is Food From Our Hearts. Happy Merdeka Day to all Malaysian!


Mint Leaves Omelet
Serves 2 to 3

Ingredients:
3 eggs
a handful of mint leaves
1 tbsp of cooking oil

Seasoning:
1 1/2 tbsp of light soy sauce

Steps:
1. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add soy sauce and get the egg beaten.

2. Heat oil in a wok. Pour the egg mixture to fry. When it's almost cook at the bottom, toss the mint leaves on top of egg. Turn the egg to fry the other side for about 30 seconds. Fold the omelet into half and dish out.

21 comments:

Joanne said...

I used to be iffy about eating mint but it's really grown on me recently! I see your green thumb is starting to show itself my dear!

New Kid on the Blog said...

this is good for people having bad cough.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I love this, and when you add water, it becomes soup:)

Are you submitting this to Babe-kl's merdeka open house?
This looks so suitable.

noobcook said...

what a great use of freshly harvested mint leaves :)

Little Inbox said...

Joanne, I'm definitely not. I've killed a lot of plants, haha...

New Kid, oh? Is it? :)

wendyywy, oh I see. I use mint leaves to cook egg drop soup. :)
Oh ya hor? Thanks for reminding me. Just submitted, haha...

noobcook, you know, I have the feeling like this is so precious, because it's home grown. :)

babe_kl said...

I usually use Thai basil leaves but never these kind, maybe I should eh.

Thanks for submitting the second recipe for Merdeka Open House ;-)

MeRy said...

Looks yummy..

daphne said...

I have never thought of using mint leaves in omelet before! What a good idea!!!

Stella said...

I love mint! This sounds so interesting. I've never seen it used with egg before, but I'm sure it's delicious.
p.s. I'm a gardener, so if you ever have any questions just ask (smile)!

xin said...

my mom used to make this too, except that she cooks in in soup. Abs tasty and homey!

Little Inbox said...

babe_kl, luckily I'm able to submit it just before closing date, hehe...

MeRy, if you like mint leaves, then you'll like this.

daphne, this is easy to make, and it tastes marvelous.

Stella, you are a gardener? Oh, I see. Here in Malysia our weather is summer whole year long. I feel not comfortable to do gardening.
I'll write to you if I have any doubts in mind. Thanks ya.

xin, I see. Is it similar to egg drop soup?

pigpigscorner said...

Wow, mint omelette? Very interesting!

wxin said...

it's great idea! the mint makes the omelette less oily and gives it a refreshing taste

tigerfish said...

I thought mint leaves are usually used to garnish a "done" omelet. I hardly see mint leaves taking center stage like this in an omelet. Good one!

3 hungry tummies said...

I make this all the time too..often in a broth :)
Very delicious!

Little Inbox said...

Pigpigscorner, when I saw grandma in law cooked this, I found it's interesting too and I like the taste ver much.

Wxin, yup, with mint leaves, it's very refreshing.

tigerish, I thought the same too until late grandma in law introduced this to me.

3 hungry tummies, I make that way too, by using mugwort instead of mint leaves.

Mei Teng said...

I have eaten this before. Not bad. Given a choice, I still prefer with the classic omelette with onions.

xin said...

yeah quite similar, but it is more minty since she put the mint leaves in to the soup

Little Inbox said...

Mei Teng, I love onion omelet too. :P

xin, I see.

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Hey, you've got a really nice blog here! Heard from Wendy so much about you! Definitely will be back for more!

I've never heard of mint leaves omelet. Only have had usual ones like onion, Chinese chives, scallion, shrimp, tomato and bitter gourd omelet. Thank you for sharing this! Is this fairly more common in northern Malaysia? Have never seen it in KL. Or did I miss it!!??

Little Inbox said...

Pei Lin, hi nice to meet you! Thanks to Wendy who helps promoting my blog to you. That's the fun of blogging, and we got the opportunity to learn from each other in no cost, hehe...
Welcome ya!

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