I haven't lived with my parents since I was 11. That was the age that I started living in a fully residential prep school. Being away from home makes me long for the simplest things - my Mom's very clear, clean and plain chicken soup, crispy fried fish, sambal and most of all omelette.
The omelette I grew up is always brown on both side, thicked with vegetables, onion, potatoes and onions. The filling varies but my favourite is this one - made with cubed snake beans
or long beans and red onions or shallots and served with plain white rice and some sambal or a sauce made of light soy sauce, lemon and cut red chillies.
Now, even when I am weary and dead tired, I would sooner make a simple omelette and eat it with rice or bread with a glass of wine and a little green salad, sliced cucumber or tomatoes than opening a can of baked beans!
This is my comfort food!Dadar Kacang PanjangSnake eyes omeletteDadar or Telur (eggs) Dadar is the word for Omelette in bahasa Melayu (Malaysian Language) and Kacang Panjang is the literally the Malay word for Long Beans. However in chinese, long beans is called Snake Beans. I call this dish snake eyes omelette because the cubed snake beans do look like snake eyes when you look at them closely...Ingredients:
1 cup of cubed snake beans (or you can use french beans)
1 red onion - sliced thinly
2 cloves of garlic crushed and minced
a dash of sesame oil
1 tsp of oil
salt and pepper
1. Break eggs into a bowl and stir lightly.
2. In a hot pan, heat oil until smoky and add in crushed garlic and red onions and fry until the onion is caramelised.
3. Add the snake beans and stir fry.
4. Add a dash of sesame oil and fry some more.
5. Sesaon with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
6. Add in the eggs.
7. Let it rest for about 3 minutes and the eggs are set.
8. Flip the omelette and cook the other side for another 3 minutes.
9. Serve with white rice or bread.