Thai Stuffed Omelette (Khai Yat Sai)
Chopped mushrooms, vegetables, herbs and spices are sauteed, stirred into beaten eggs and poured into a hot pan to make Thai stuffed omelette (khai yat sai). Rolling the cooked omelette into a log and cutting it into thin slices is purely optional.
- Peel and chop the carrot.
- Finely slice the bok choy or pak choy.
- Rinse the cilantro to remove any soil. Slice the roots and stems. Reserve the leaves.
- Finely chop the chili.
- Cut off and discard the fibrous mushroom stems. Chop the caps.
- Heat the cooking oil. Add the carrot pieces and chili, and cook for about 30 seconds.
- Add the cilantro roots and stems. Cook for another 30 seconds.
- Next, the chopped shiitake mushrooms caps. Add to the pan and cook for another 30 seconds.
- Finally, add the bok choy or pak choy. Stir then remove the pan from the heat.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat.
- Add the mushroom mixture and sprinkle with some salt. Stir the mushroom mixture and eggs together.
- Reheat the remaining oil in the pan. Pour in the eggs and mushrooms and everything else. Cook over medium heat until set. DO NOT STIR.
- Slide the omelet onto a flat surface — like a chopping board.
- While the omelet is still hot, roll it into a log. Then, using a see-saw motion, cut the omelet diagonally into half-inch thick slices.
- Using a spatula, lift the omelet slices and transfer to a serving plate. Place the fried shallots on the side. Sprinkle the reserved cilantro leaves on top.
- Serve hot. For breakfast or anytime of the day. By itself. Or with bread. Or rice.
Updated from a recipe originally published in 11/10/2009