Omelet Sandwich with Cajun Dipping Sauce, 2/18/14

      Alan Bennett

      Makes: 2 servings
      Prep Time: 30 minutes
      Cook Time: 6 minutes


      2 tablespoons butter, divided
      1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
      1/4 cup celery, chopped
      1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
      2 teaspoons garlic, minced
      1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
      1/2 cup chicken stock
      4 eggs, beaten
      1/4 cup milk
      1 1/2 teaspoon salt
      1/2 teaspoon paprika
      1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      1/4 teaspoon onion powder
      1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
      1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
      1/4 teaspoon thyme (dried)
      1/4 teaspoon oregano (dried)
      dash cumin
      3 ounces Ham (smoked is preferred), chopped
      2 ounces (cooked) bacon, chopped
      4 slices American Cheese
      4 slices Buttermilk Bread

      Notes / Directions

      Make Chicken Seasoning:
      mix all seasoning and spices together: salt, paprika, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, thyme, oregano and cumin. combine in a mixing bowl and set aside - this should make 4 tablespoons

      For Dipping Sauce (for 2 omelets)
      melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10" skillet over medium-high heat.
      when it sizzles, add the onion, bell pepper and celery and 1 tablespoon of Chicken Seasoning mix.
      Cook and stir occasionally for 2 minutes, then stir in minced garlic
      continue to cook until the vegetables stick to the bottom of the skillet (about 2 more minutes)
      stir in the crushed tomatoes and cook about 1 minute
      add Chicken stock and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft and the sauce is thick, about 15 minutes.
      Remove from heat

      To make 1 Omelet:
      melt 1 teaspoon of butter into a 6" skillet over medium heat
      add half of the chopped ham and half of the chopped bacon
      mix until coated with butter

      crack 2 eggs into a mixing bowl and season with salt & pepper to taste
      whisk vigorously with milk
      add egg mixture to pan and gently stir until ingredients are evenly distributed.
      allow to cook for 1 minute, until the bottom of the eggs are set
      using a heat resistant spatula, gently flip the omelet over and allow to cook for another 30 seconds or until the eggs are fully cooked.
      Fold omelet in half, add 2 slices of American Cheese to top

      To assemble the sandwich:
      brush butter on both sides of the bread
      add a little mayo to one side of each slice (like you would normally make a sandwich)
      add folded omelet to bottom slice of bread (side with mayo gets the omelet)
      top with the other slice of bread (mayo side to omelet)