Sunday, November 1, 2009

Aebleskiver Pan Omelettes

Swiss cheese and pimento-stuffed olives are my all-time favorite omelette filling. I've been making them since my husband and I were first married, after seeing the idea on a cooking show during the morning news on television. We've been hooked ever since. There's something about the saltiness of the olives and Swiss cheese that are perfect combination with eggs.

This morning, I decided to try making mini omelettes balls in my aebleskiver/ebelskiver pan. An aebleskiver pan is traditionally used for making Danish pancake balls filled with with apple (aeble) slices (skiver) such as the ones I made here.

There was a little trial and error that went with this decision (don't fill the wells to the top or you'll have eggs all over the pan when you add your filling).

The first mess was worth it to discover is that mini omelette balls made in an aebleskiver pan are not only tasty but so darned cute! There were 3 for me and 4 for DH.

Other than an aebleskiver pan, another piece of equipment you will need is two wooden skewers to flip the omelettes balls over once they are cooked on the bottom. Knitting needles also work ;)

This is how I made them:

Aebleskiver Pan Omelettes

Printable Recipe

Makes enough for 7-8 mini omelette balls

3 whole eggs + 2 egg whites
1/4 cup of milk
7 pimento-stuffed Manzanilla olives, sliced thin or chopped
1-1/2 ounces of Swiss cheese, cut into tiny cubes
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the aebleskiver pan over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, place the eggs, egg whites and milk into a medium bowl and whisk until fluffy.

Add a small dab of butter to each well of the aebleskiver pan and melt until bubbly.

With a small ladle, fill each well in the aebleskiver pan with beaten egg about 3/4 full. Allow to cook until you start to see bubbles rise to the top of the egg. Add approximately 1/2 teaspoon or so of olives and Swiss cheese to the middle of each well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cook about one more minute.

With the pointed end of two wooden skewers, gently rotate and turn each omelette over, tucking in any loose edges. At this point, if you have extra room in each well, you could add a teaspoon or more of remaining egg mixture, if desired. Allow to cook another minute or so and remove from pan with skewers.

Voila, cute little omelette balls!


  1. Interesting combination, Susan, but sounds so good! They look fabulous! I have that pan, I'll have to give omelettes a shot! Great idea! Your mosaic is great, love the rooster centerpiece, it pops :)

  2. What a great idea..I am happy to have a new use for my pan:)

  3. Hi Susan, this is a good idea! I do not have the pan, but I am going to make a search for it! First time I have heard of it.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe too. I am now ff your blog!

  4. Oh how wonderful!!! I'm always hungry after I leave here... lol thanks so much for sharing your talent at M. :)

  5. Oh what a great idea! We have a pan and this would make such a fun brunch!

  6. Another great mosaic, Susan ... What an interesting use for your aebleskiver pan. I've never even thought of pimento stuffed olives in an omelet. And yes, they definitely are very cute.

  7. Those look so cute..and yummy!!
    I have a feeling we are going to be seeing quite a few
    more 'creations' with that little pan of yours!!

    PS: Thank you!!

  8. Those look like a great breakfast! I bookmarked the Pan link... I would like to try those!

    Happy Fall Daze
    ~Really Rainey~

  9. Such a lovely header you have on your blog and your mosaic is yummy!

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  10. First, I have to say I love your header. Your omelettes look so delicious. You have made it all look so easy.

  11. Susan, what a terrific idea. I almost bought one of those pans and now I wish I had. I would be much more likely to use it for omelettes. As always, beautiful presentation.

  12. Hi Susan and it is so nice to meet you! What a fabulous idea and those little mini omelets look so delicious and they're cute too!
    I have an aebleskiver pan that I bought because I thought it was just precious in Solvang, CA. You're making me want to cook something in mine - it's still in the box.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. When combining yumminess and get a perfect mosaic...

  14. Susan, I have that pan for years. And I've never used it.
    I bought it with the intention of making Jam Ableslivers (It's wrong, I know. But I've given up trying to spell or pronounce it properly), and it's still sitting around, feeling left out.

    But your wonderful recipe will soon change all that. I know J and I would love those so-darned-cute baby omelets.

    And speaking of babies, I just peered over to my left and noticed a picture of the apple of your eye! O.M.G.
    I must find out more about the gorgeous addition to the family.

  15. I've often debated whether to buy an aebleskiver pan. Your savory omelettes combination sounds delicious!

    Happy Mosaic Monday!

  16. I would have never thought of mini omelettes in the aebleskiver pan. I see many applications for this....including the ladies breakfast I'm planning for the holidays :)


  17. I'm coming to your house for breakfast, Susan! What a way to start the day!

  18. I've never had an omelette ball before. But those look mighty good. Wish you could come cook at my house! You've got one lucky family.

  19. That's such a cute pan! THey look so cute!

  20. Wow those look delicious. I'm an olive fan too and never thought to put them in my omlette. Now I will for sure! ~Jeanne

  21. You are right those little omelet balls are just too darned cute! I have my eye open for a bargain priced pan but haven't had much luck yet. I might have to pay full price now that I know you can make more little fun things in it :) The combination of olives and swiss cheese sounds yummy, I never would have thought of that before. As always your photos are just the best!

  22. Beautiful mosaic, Susan...your rooster is strutting proudly!

    I will have to try a savory abel...have only used it for sweet.
    Your look wonderful!
    I see they have a tool now to flip them. Chopsticks or skewers work fine for me...

  23. Love your photography. I follow Kathleen too though I'm not a foodie like her. Do you live in Long Island also. I'm in CT.
    Nice to meet you!

  24. Thank you all for your very kind comments and I hope you give green olives and swiss cheese a try in your next omelette, whether made in an aebleskiver pan or not :)

    Hello Carol, nice to meet you too! I'm not a New Yawker - thanks for stopping in to say hello.

  25. Such a delight to visit your blog and see your joy of cooking. Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment.

    Kindly, ldh

  26. I always love stopping by your your header....

  27. Just came back for a second look at those delicious bites I can't spell to save my life.

    Oh, yeah, and to take another look at the precious apple of your eye. [G]

  28. Nice to be able to read you again...
    I lost your address few months ago....

    Wonderful watercolors!!!

  29. This is a very interesting idea. I have never seen this before and I must try it.

  30. Oh! I'm going to try this. I love making ebelskivers,and to find yet another use for the pan is wonderful!

  31. Have the pan and love the idea. Have been looking for easy portable recipes for mixed egg dishes. tx.
    Meatballs are another great thing to do - tofu balls, too.

  32. Thanks so much for the comment, Constance! Great idea about doing meatballs in the pan. I'll have to try making Danish frikadellars!


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