Luke's Special Omelette 2.18 Back in the Saddle Again


“Nice. What is the special omelet?” “You won’t like it.” “How do you know?” “Because you’ve been eating here for years and I know what you like, and you won’t like it.” “Can I at least hear what it is?” “Fine. It’s three eggs with bits of bacon.” “I like bacon.” “Cubed tomatoes.” “Sounds good.” “Swiss cheese and a dash of oregano.” “A dash, he says.”


Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs

  • ¼ tsp oregano

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • 2 slices of bacon, cooked and finely chopped

  • ⅛ cup tomatoes, finely cubed

  • ½ cup swiss cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add a drizzle of oil.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs together. Add the salt, pepper, and oregano.

  3. Pour the eggs into the skillet. Allow to cook until the edges have browned slightly (about 3 minutes).

  4. Add the bacon, tomatoes, and cheese. Cook for about another 3 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt.

  5. Using a spatula, fold the omelette in half. Cook on each side for an additional minute or until golden brown.

  6. Optional serving ideas: top with a dollop of sour cream and your favorite hot sauce.

Mix the eggs and spices together in a bowl.

Well, this is the first time (and probably the only time) in which we get the exact recipe on the show! I usually like to put a little more in my omelettes like spinach and other veggies and I’m not the biggest fan of swiss cheese, but we’re following Luke’s recipe to a T. When I wrote about my peach sauce for the pilot, I talked about my love for sauces. The thing is, I need a sauce with just about everything. I can’t stand when something is dry. Although there are actually a lot of sauces I don’t like (looking at you ketchup and mustard). So I cheated a little with this and added sour cream and hot sauce when I served my omelette because I NEEDED sauce!

Allow the omelette to become firm before adding the filling.

I get that Lorelai is trying to be cute when she completely changes her order when she orders the special omelette, but honestly, it’s just annoying. But what I really want to talk about with this scene is how on earth is Rory supposed to recognize Jess’s handwriting on the chalkboard from the notes he left in the margins of her book?! Are we expected to believe that Jess wrote in beautiful cursive and bubble letters in her book? Because I’m pretty sure people who write in the margins of books have tiny, cramped handwriting to- ya know- fit it into the margins. I’m just not buying it.

Once the cheese starts to melt you can fold the omelette in half.

I think this is a really fun episode, and it’s needed after the slowly paced episode before. Richard decides to leave retirement after helping Rory’s group with the business fair. I love how excited Richard gets over a high school business fair, and I think it completely works as a way to get him back into business. While the idea of the locker first aid kit is cute, I don’t think it’s good enough to win. They don’t seem that special to me compared to other first aid kits that you could get at any store. Though, I do love how upset Richard gets with the loss; he’s so invested! The dynamic between Richard and Paris is amazing, and I wish we had gotten more scenes between them throughout the series.

Use a big spatula to flip your omelette!

We get to meet Michel’s mom in this episode! This is probably the first really plotline that the writers give Michel, and I always wanted him to have more. Even though Sookie is one of my favorite characters, and I know there was some controversy over Melissa McCarthy being asked or not being asked to return for A Year in The Life, I feel like her absence from the revival allowed Michel to have a better storyline, which he totally deserves. But back to this episode, I love Michel’s relationship with his mom even if it’s surface level.

Serve your omelette with extra bacon bits and oregano if you wish.

Lane is also dealing with the results of her career assessment test. Usually, I think these tests are pretty bogus, especially when students feel boxed into their results. However, I think Lane needs a little bit of guidance. I truly hate the treatment of Lane on this show. I don’t like how her storyline ends in the original run, and I especially hate the lack of Lane in AYITL. We don’t get any insight as to what she’s doing other than performing at the secret bar. I just really wanted more for Lane. What are your thoughts on the treatment of Lane Kim?


Happy Cooking!

Enjoy your special omelette!

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