by Franky Vivid
…but waiting 24 hours for breakfast?
mL’ and I have a favorite pastime that involves talking about the next meal while we’re still enjoying the one on our plate. I can’t count the number of times we’ve been mid-entree at lunch and she’s said something along the lines of, “Whatcha want for dinner?” She says it’s a Sicilian thing. I say it’s because she’s a tease…always stringing me along to the next sumptuous delight.
It’s kind of like everything we eat is an appetizer for the main that never really comes. Sometimes it gets out of control.
Like the other night when I actually made breakfast just after I put the night’s dinner dishes in the sink. Well, made might not be completely correct, but I prepared it. Let me tell you something, I’ve never had more tasty dreams. The anticipation of having my breakfast maturing in the fridge while I slept was delicious.
So, here’s my recipe for the 24 Hour Omelet (it really only takes 8 hours, but we live in a world that doesn’t pay attention to anything but hyperbole, so…). Remember, to make an omelet, you gotta break a few eggs. And to make a Sicilian Omelet, you gotta break a few legs.
24 Hour Omelet
Unsalted Butter, softened
2 slices high quality, preferably homemade sandwich bread
3/4 cup milk (I used skim, it’s okay to do that once in a while)
1/4 cup grated onion
3/4 cup shredded cheddar
hot sauce (I used Crystal)
Grease a 3 cup baking dish. Butter one side of each slice of bread, then cut them into 16 or so even pieces each. Place half the bread in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle half the cheese over the bread. Repeat with remaining bread and cheese.
Whisk remaining ingredients together and pour evenly over the bread and cheese. Gently press the bread to help the bread soak up the egg mixture.
Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours (up to 24).
Dream succulent, tasty dreams.
In the morning, get up about an hour and a half before your partner and preheat the oven to 350. Uncover the dish and bake about an hour. You know it’s done when it puffs to a golden brown with crispy edges. Let it cool while you wake your partner and serve it to him/her in bed.