It’s funny to me how one day Kenya has no interest in a certain food and the next he can’t get enough of it. Two months ago, right after his 1st Birthday, I made him an omelette. I had seen my friend Diane giving one to her son and he was loving it. That afternoon, I made a gorgeous fluffy omelette for Kenya, cut it into pieces and put it on his tray. He proceeded to hold it in his hand and drop it on the floor, piece by piece.
Considering the fact that he loves egg yolks, I was kind of shocked. Yesterday, I decided to give it another try. Kenya couldn’t chew fast enough. He loved it. He was singing to the omelette, dangling it into his mouth — it was cracking me up. For parents with finicky eaters, this will hopefully be a home run and it’s also a good lesson that if your little one doesn’t like something, you can always try it again at a later date. Sometimes you just have to let their palettes develop at their own pace.
Eggs are a wonderful source of protein, Vitamin A and iron. If you serve the omelette with a Vitamin C food such as kiwi, your baby’s body will absorb the iron more readily. You can even finely chop vegetables or add a little cheese as I did to give it more flavor.
- 1 Organic Egg (we buy ours at our local farmer’s market, but every supermarket should carry organic eggs)
- 1 Tsp whole milk or water
- 1 Tbsp Cheddar Cheese, shredded (you can use other types of cheese)
- 1 Tsp butter or oil
- Whisk the egg and milk in a bowl with a fork until thoroughly combined.
- Melt butter in a 6 or 8-inch omelette pan over medium heat (approximately 30 seconds) making sure it coats the bottom of the pan. As soon as the butter stops bubbling (and before it starts to brown) slowly pour in the egg mixture.
- Pour in the egg mixture tilting the pan to spread it evenly. Let the egg firm up a little, and after about ten-seconds shake the pan a bit and use a spatula to gently direct the mixture away from the sides and into the middle. Allow the remaining liquid to then flow into the space left at the sides of the pan.
- Continue to cook for another minute or so until the egg mixture holds together. Do not let the underside of the eggs brown.
- Sprinkle the top with the shredded cheese and with a spatula; gently fold the omelette in a half moon shape.
- Continue to cook another 30 seconds or until the omelette is thoroughly cooked through.
- Cool, cut into bite size pieces and serve.