August 1, 2020 | Last Updated on February 16, 2021 by Patricia Valbrun
Southern Collard Greens Omelette will be your new go-to breakfast! A hearty breakfast that is easy and quick to make and will surely be enjoyed by the whole family.
How to Make Collard Greens Omelette
If you’re looking for a healthy and full meal in the morning, I recommend making this omelette. All the ingredients are also easy to find and might even be already in your kitchen! Here’s how to do it.
STEP ONE – ONION – Heat up your pan and drizzle it with olive oil. Add the onion and saute it for 3-5 minutes. While waiting for your onion to caramelize, season your egg.
STEP TWO – TURKEY BACON & COLLARD GREENS – Put a tablespoon of salted butter then add the turkey bacon. Once it’s cooked, add the collard greens. I seasoned it with Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning and some salt.
If you don’t have Tony’s seasoning, you can use any seasoning that’s readily available to you.
STEP THREE – EGG, CREAM & SCALLIONS – While mixing the egg and the cream, allow the pan to heat up. After adding the egg and cream on the pan, add the scallions. Once it starts cooking on the slide, it’s time to pull it in. Add shredded cheese for a more delectable taste.
STEP FOUR – BROIL IT OR FLIP IT – For the last step, cover it with foil and let it cook for 3-5 minutes, after this, you can either broil it in the oven or flip it and you’re done!
That wasn’t so hard, wasn’t it? This recipe is simple and perfect for those mornings where you just want a healthy and delicious breakfast. Alternatively, you can also try out this Breakfast Frittata. This is a favorite in our household so you best believe this is good too.
TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
- If you love cheese, you can definitely add more to make the omelette cheesier.
- To get the best collard greens, make sure to pick out the leaves with the most bright and vibrant color. They should be firm and perky and don’t have any rotten leaves.
- Smaller and medium-sized leaves generally tend to be more sweet and tender. This will give you the best taste as well as nutrition.
HOW TO KEEP COLLARD GREENS FRESH
To extend the life shelf of your collard greens and keep them fresh, do not wash them before you store them inside the fridge. You can rinse them once you’re ready to cook them.
Store them in a food storage bag and make sure to squeeze out as much air as you can, then you can finally store them in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.
WHAT MEATS TO ADD IN COLLARD GREENS?
You can practically add any meats with collard greens from chicken, fish, beef, and pork. In this recipe, we added slices of organic turkey bacon, you substitute this depends on your liking.
Some even cook it with canned meats – this is a good ingredient if you’re looking for a quick recipe and canned meats are easily accessible to you.
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD INCORPORATE COLLARD GREENS IN YOUR MEALS
- Collard greens is one of the most nutritious leafy green vegetables. It is rich in calcium which helps strengthen our bones, Vitamin A (important for normal vision, boost the immune system), Vitamin B9 or folic acid (helps with the conversion of food into fuel), Vitamin C (necessary for cell repairs, growth, and development).
- They’re typically available all year round.
- Very versatile vegetable – you can incorporate it in various dishes, from salad to your main meal.
- An easy ingredient to make your food healthier and flavorful.
OMELETTE VS FRITTATA, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
You might be wondering, what’s the difference between an omelette and a frittata?The answer is, they’re almost the same however, they are cooked differently.
Frittatas are usually cooked in cast iron pan or oven-safe skillet because they are finished in the oven after you cook them on the stovetop. Frittata fillings, unlike omelettes, are also mixed in with eggs unlike with omelettes where you fold them in the center.
The important question, can you add collard greens to both? YES! Whether you’re making an omelette or a frittata, you can add collard greens as an ingredient to both.
Southern Collard Greens Omelette
- Cask Iron Skillet
- Tony’s Seasoning
- 8 organic free range eggs
- 2 cups Collard greens
- ½ medium onion
- 4 slices organic turkey bacon
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup mexican cheese
- 1 tbsp Tony (all-purpose seasoning)
- 1 scallion green onion
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Tonys on greens
- First, heat up your pan then add a little bit of olive oil. Add the onion and saute it for three to five minutes. While you're sauteing your onion, you can go ahead and season your egg.
- Drop a tablespoon of salted butter then add the turkey bacon and let it cook. Once your turkey bacon have some color, add the collard greens. Season it with Tony's and salt. (If you don't have Tony's seasoning, you can use any seasoning that you like.)
- Allow the pan to heat up a bit and get hot then add the egg mixed with the cream. Sprinkle some scallions, once it starts cooking on the slides, pull it in and add shredded cheese.
- Cover it with a foil and leave it in for three to five minutes in low-heat. Lastly, you can put it on broil inside the oven or you can flip it. Let it cook for another three to five minutes and you're done!