Chef’s Keto-Mediterranean Omelette à la Greek Goes Keto
Keto Mediterranean omelette could be the healthiest omelette you’ll ever eat! Eggs, by definition, are nutritional bombs and can give you a great start when you have a busy day ahead of you. We, as many Ketonians, prefer to eat at home. It’s something that comes naturally after a year or two of Ketogenic lifestyle. Notice how we don’t call it a diet? It’s so much more than that! We even organised a festival of Keto culture and realised that Keto is a fast-growing movement. However, there are those days when you have to travel or eat out! Travelling is our big passion and we are always looking forward to it!
Eating out could be a challenge for Ketonians
It really could! But, experienced Ketonians know how to fix this problem! A few weeks ago we had to travel very early and we had some obligations in town prior to that! To buy us time, we decided to visit our favourite restaurant and ask if it would be possible to get an early breakfast so that we can be covered for the next 6 hours we needed to spend on the road. It was a bit early, the restaurant was open only for coffee. Their standard breakfast serving time was in another hour but the whole kitchen staff was already there. So, we thought – let’s see if we can play our regular customer card!
Keto Mediterranean omelette in cooperation with the chef
We chatted a bit with the waiter and reminded him of our Ketogenic eating habits. He said he knows all about it and that he even visited greekgoesketo.com. Wow, what a great start, we thought. I kindly asked him if he could serve us breakfast earlier and if the chef would mind coming out and talking to us a bit. Since there were almost no other customers, this was accepted immediately. We met the chef and complimented her for all the great dishes she has been preparing since we are visiting this place. She was friendly enough to ask her if she knows about Keto diet. She said she is familiar with it but that they don’t have a specific dish that could be called ketogenic on the menu.
– How about if we create it together? I asked.
-I would love to hear about it… Shall we work on an omelette? -she replied.
-That would be pure perfection! We said excitedly!
I am not saying you can perform this experiment in any restaurant. However, if you have a place where you are respected and loved as a regular customer, you might just give it a try! Be careful, chefs are very proud, don’t approach them as a preacher, but as a kind Ketonian asking for a favour!
Staying within the Mediterranean zone and being 100% Keto
An Omelette is the first thing chefs have to pass when they are in their school. In fact, making a perfect omelette is the greatest test for young chef’s when they are learning from their masters. Even though it’s one of the simplest things, it can easily go wrong. Maybe you did not know, but many chefs exclude some of the yolks to make the omelette fluffier with extra egg whites. Furthermore, they sometimes add sparkling mineral water which creates volume. This is how you end up with fewer eggs on your plate. So, to avoid that, we started by asking that our omelettes are made with 4 whole eggs each. Then my wife claimed we have some weird reaction to sunflower seed oil and if the omelette could be cooked in butter. The chef informed us that that’s the only way she prepares the omelettes. We were greatly relieved.
Gourmet but healthy
For our omelette additives, we chose smoked salmon, prosciutto and goat feta. the chef decided to add just a bit rocket and cherry tomatoes and a dash of olive oil to make our meal totally Medi-friendly. So we waited with the anticipation. We decided to have a cup of English breakfast tea with some butter to break the fast. Let our bodies understand that fat is their main fuel. When the omelettes arrived we were so blown away! The creativity, the smell, the flavour and general feeling! We couldn’t compliment the chef enough.
That day we ended up energised for another 8 hours
After this awesome restaurant experience, some things did not go the way they were planned. We went to my book signing that took us more than 2 hours. People were interested so I had to spend more time explaining and signing my Keto recipe booklet that was offered as a gift from my sponsor Sarajevski Kiseljak. After that, we hit the road and went on our road trip. Not even once we felt hungry! Our next meal in the evening was just a light version of Keto on the go. Interestingly, that omelette stayed in our mind and as soon as we could we tried to make it at home. Guess what, it was a great success!!! This is why I want to share this awesome recipe that will provide you with great energy, flavour and experience. All the benefits of eggs, salmon and prosciutto with the most quality butter, olive oil and veggies.
What’s not to like?
- 4 large eggs free-range
- 1 tsp grass-fed butter We used goat butter
- 70 g (2.5 oz) smoked salmon chopped
- 2 tbsp prosciutto (or smoked bacon) finely chopped into small cubes)
- 1/3 tsp nutmeg
- 50 g feta cheese we always use Greek goat feta
- 1 pinch rocket (arugula) fresh
- 2 small cherry tomatoes cut in halves
- 1 pinch black pepper freshly ground
- 1 tsp lemon juice organic
- 1 tsp olive oil extra virgin
- Beat the eggs with nutmeg. Chop the salmon into medium pieces, while your prosciutto has to be cut into very small cubes.
- melt the butter and let it caramelise slightly. Add prosciutto and mix well. Now add salmon and mix gently. Cover with the egg mixture and let it cook a bit. Using a spatula, gently move the sides of the omelette to the centre so that it folds. Keep repeating it until omelette is cooked but still soft.
- wash and drain rocket. Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and place them in a deep plate. Season the salad with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. When you transfer the omelette on a plate, make sure your plate is hot. Now garnish with the salad.
- Just before serving, top with crumbled feta cheese! Voila!