It is similar to egg stew and can be mistaken for fried eggs at sight but the taste and preparation is different. Here's how to make tomato omelette.
Ingredients For Tomato Omelette
• 1 egg
• 1 medium plum tomato (Jos Tomato)
• 1 small onion
• A small cut of butter or vegetable oil (for frying)
• Salt (to taste)
• Ground Pepper (optional)
Note: A non-stick frying pan is best for making omelettes.
Directions For Tomato Omelette
• Cut the tomato into small pieces. I prefer to remove the seeds. Cut the onion into small pieces. The onions should be the same quantity as the tomato (after cutting them).
• Beat the egg, add a pinch of salt and the ground dry pepper if you are using this, stir well and set aside.
• Set your frying pan to heat up. Melt half of the piece of butter and add the onions. Fry for a few seconds and add the tomato.
• Fry till they are well heated up, this should take a maximum of 5 minutes on medium heat. Pour this into the beaten egg. Mix well and add more salt if necessary.
• Set the frying pan back on the stove and melt the other half of the butter. Once the butter melts, slowly pour the egg and tomato mixture making sure that it is evenly distributed in the frying pan.
• Turn the heat down to low. On a scale of 1 to 10, the heat should be at 4. Then wait, wait till you see the tomato omelette caking. Once the heat is low, it will not burn so you need not worry.
• Also, using a non-stick frying pan helps ensure that your tomato omelette will not burn. Once it has caked considerably, shake the frying pan and the omelette will move on its own.
• If it doesn't then it is either the heat is too much or the inside of your frying pan is too rough or both. Gently transfer the omelette to a very flat wide plate.
• Cover the omelette in the plate with the frying pan and flip in such a way that the top side is now at the bottom of the frying pan.
• Set the frying pan back on the stove and fry till the bottom side is well fried. Once it cakes, it's ready!
• Serve with slices of bread, fried plantain, fried yam, boiled yam or fried potatoes. Enjoy!