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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Basil Omelette

Egg-cellent omelette with simple ingredients.  Very fragrant and aromatic basil leaves and crispy fried garlic and ginger make this omelette, hmmm ... delicious with rice or on its own.
Ingredients
[recipe from Kuali.com]
4 eggs - lightly beaten with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and 1 tsp shaoxing wine
A bunch of fresh basil leaves - plucked, rinsed, drained and chopped
2 tbsp minced ginger
1 tbsp minced garlic
1-2 tbsp oil
1 tsp sesame oil and 1 tsp oil
  1. Heat sesame oil and oil in a non stick pan to saute garlic and ginger until golden and crispy.  Dish out.
  2. Mix basil leaves with beaten eggs.
  3. Heat oil in pan over medium low heat.  Pour in egg mixture [can fry in 2 batches].
  4. Leave to fry gently until done.   Flip half omelette to make a half moon and fry until omelette is cooked through.
  5. Cut into triangle slices with the wok turner.  Dish out on serving plate.
  6. Top with fried crispy ginger and garlic before serving.
I'm linking this post to 
Little Thumbs Up August Theme - Eggs organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by 


I'm  also linking this post to Cook Your Books #3 Event  hosted by 



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I'm also linking this post to September 2013 Cooking With Herbs Blog Challenge
 hosted by Lavender and Lovage

Cooking with Herbs

21 comments:

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
This egg dish must be very fragrant! And delicious, with the crispy garlic and ginger! Yum!
Thank you for linking!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, my family has been eating plenty of eggs this month cos' of LTU -Eggs theme. I wouldn't mind to cook it again, hehehe!

Zoe said...

Hi Kimmy,

Your very eggy dish is indeed egg-cellent! I'm happy that you like cooking with us at LTU this month :D

Zoe

Phong Hong said...

Mmmm...Kimmy, very fragrant! I love basil and I have tried it in omelette. Very appetizing!

Kimmy said...

Hi Zoe, I love LTU event. Makes us realise that an ingredient can create wonderful and egg-cellent dishes for all to enjoy.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I was lucky I could get fresh basil leaves from my neigbhour's garden pots. The leaves were so clean and fresh after a night's rain, hehehe!

Alice said...

this is indeed eggcellent!
but I will be the only one in the house will eat this cos DH and the kids cant eat dish with ginger and basil, while I love them! :P

Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

Hi Kimmy! This looks very delicious! Yum!

Veronica Ng said...

Basil is one of my favourite herbs. I absolutely loved its beautiful fragrance. However I've never make omelette with it. Must give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com said...

Hi Kimmy, this is definitely a very yummy omelette. I cooked this last week too but with added ingredients. Very yummy and my kids love it. We had it with tong sui for breakfast :)

Jeannie Tay said...

Why didn't I thought of using basil to fry eggs...always wondered what to do with all those nice basil leaves in the garden....now I can fry basil eggs too! :D

Kimmy said...

Hi Alice, looks like you have to fry one for yourself. Especially fragrant with the ginger/garlic. Perhaps you can reduce the portion.

Kimmy said...

Hi Jasline, it's good with rice and I think yummy as filling for Asian sandwich, hehehe!

Kimmy said...

Hi Veronica, actually I tried it with the basil leaves I bought from the market, it wasn't as good as homegrown one like these plucked from my neighbour's garden.

Kimmy said...

Hi Ivy, great idea to serve with bread for breakfast instead of the regular butter and jam.

Kimmy said...

Hi Jeannie, yes make full use of the basil leaves. It's good for quite a number of dishes which I have tried.

Baby Sumo said...

Hi Kimmy, I love all sorts of omelette. Thanks for the inspiration, will try with basil next time since I have loads in my garden. Also thanks again for linking this to LTU!

Kimmy said...

Hi Baby Sumo, sorry can't share anymore due to time constraint. Maybe next time-lah.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimmy, I have eaten dishes cooked with Basil in restaurants but I dont know what its called locally. As I am in Ipoh could you give me the chinese name pls?
Thankyou Mrs Singh

Kimmy said...

Hi Mrs Singh, it is called Jiu Zhen Tha. Available is most vegetable stalls at the wet markets.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kimmy I will definitely ask for it now. Regards, Mrs Singh

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