Monday, April 25, 2016

Omelette w/ Truffle Oil | Lucifer (FOX)

"I hope you don't mind but I made a little brekkie.
You were taking forever in the shower."

–Lucifer, S1, Ep4 "Lucifer" (FOX)

But prefers cool ranch ;)
          "Lucifer" on FOX, loosely adapted from the character created by Neil Gaiman in his The Sandman comic series, has hands-down been one of my favorite shows this television season. It's the show I keep bringing up to my friends. Tom Ellis, who plays the title character, does an excellent job at being charming, disarming, sexy, and even goofy, but his real talent is portraying the "otherness" of the Devil-left-home. The wild eyes, the tilted morality, the different perception of the world and people around him. The show is about Lucifer leaving Hell and progressively becoming more human while he helps solve murders with a no-craps giving lady detective (who becomes a big enigma as the story progresses), but the engrossing under-layer of the show is Lucifer's ancient struggle of finding his place and feeling accepted and understood. That might sound sappy, but the coupling of that so-basic and universal human search with a powerful being from the beginning of time with a penchant for punishment is what makes it so dang intriguing. I'm so sad that the season ends tonight! But soo happy that it's already been picked up for season two. ^__^ #TeamLucifer

"Do you have any truffle oil?"

"Lucifer, get out of my house, now."

–Lucifer & Chloe, S1, Ep4 "Lucifer" (FOX)

Note: This omelette is based on and inspired by the ingredients we can see in the kitchen scene in season one, episode four. Chloe gets out of the shower and discovers Lucifer, cozy-at-home, making breakfast for them. We see a rectangle omelette in the frying pan. He's got what looks like chopped red peppers on the cutting board, but they could be tomatoes–I went with peppers. He's also got a pile of shredded orange cheese, a pile of what could be julienned onions or shredded white cheese (but that would be redundant), and another pile that looks like cut mushrooms. He also most definitely has some straight crispy bacon laying on a paper towel, but that's not going into the omelette (it could be crunched up and sprinkled on later though...). He gives a piece to Chloe's daughter and she crunches on it very audibly and happily. You could put (non-crispy) bacon in the omelette as I mention below, but I chose to go the prosciutto route. Just because.
          Also, you might think that this should be a spicy omelette being for Lucifer and all, but as we learn later on in the episode, he's not a "flaming hot guy" when it comes to food. If anything, sprinkle in some ranch powder! ;)

"Somebody, please flip the omelette if it's not already ruined."

–Lucifer, S1, Ep4 "Lucifer" (FOX)


Lucifer's Surprise Breakfast Omelette

Ingredients (per 1 omelette):
2 Tbsp. Truffle Oil
1/4 Cup Thinly Julienned Onion
1/4 Cup Sliced Fancy Mushrooms (non-fancy mushrooms are fine)
1 Slice Prosciutto (you could also use cooked, but not crispy bacon)
2 Large Eggs, whisked w/ a fork
Salt & Pepper to taste
Roasted Red Pepper (about 1/2 large pepper-worth)
1/4 Cup Strong Orange Cheese, grated or thinly sliced (I used Red Fox brand because I thought it was appropriate. Sharp cheddar is fine too)
1 tsp. Chopped Parsley + more for garnish (optional. I used Italian for the inside & then crinkly for the garnish. Flat probably would have looked better though.)

Directions:
1. Cut 2 curved horns from the roasted red pepper & set aside (keep the cut-away pieces too). In a medium pan over medium heat, heat 1 Tbsp. truffle oil. Add the onions & sauté for about 3 minutes or so, occasionally stirring with a spatula. Add in the mushrooms & cook for another 2-3 minutes, until just tender. Remove to a nearby bowl & then lay the prosciutto in the pan & cook for a minute or 2 on either side to sizzle it up a little. Lay the prosciutto with the onion & mushrooms.
2. Put the 2nd Tbsp. of truffle oil in the pan & turn the heat to low. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan & turn the pan slightly so that the mixture covers the entire bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with a little salt & pepper to taste. Let cook until it's no longer runny & the egg on the top is only a bit jiggly. Lay the prosciutto down the center & then layer the cheese, a few strips of red pepper (not the horns), & the onions & mushrooms on top of it. Sprinkle on the optional parsley, & then fold one side over the filling & then the other, overlapping. Carefully flip the omelette & let it cook on the seam for a minute, & then gently transfer it to a serving plate. Situate the red pepper horns on top & garnish with (totally optional) parsley. Drizzle with a little more truffle oil if you like.

* For another omelette from TV, check out my Fisk Omelette from Daredevil*
* Or you could try Tamagoyaki, a rolled up omelette found in a lot of anime! *

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