While I was out of the country, Bethesda released the official trailer for Fallout 4. I’ve been looking forward to the next installment of the series for a while now. I’ve enjoyed each of the games I’ve played so far and after seeing the trailer I’m pretty pumped for this next one. Last night, Bethesda held their E3 press conference and gave us more details about the game. As they showed the demo I loved seeing the character walk around the kitchen and interact with a few of the items. Gotta love those Sugar Bombs, who doesn’t want their daily dose of sugar! The release date was also revealed to be November 10th. I have a feeling my November is going to be pretty game filled.
When I watched the first trailer, I knew I had to do a recipe from the Fallout universe. While looking at my options, the Wasteland Omelette stood out. An omelette is something I eat on a pretty regular basis. The Wasteland Omelette is pretty unique because it matches the post-apocalypse world of Fallout perfectly. It tastes like someone scavenged for random ingredients, mixed them together, and hoped for the best. The base recipe in game requires a box of Blamco Mac & Cheese, one crunchy mutfruit, a deathclaw egg and lakelurk meat. After a bit of back and forth with my husband we came up with a pretty ridiculous omelette that closely represents this recipe. The mutfruit is closely related to apples. I wanted to give the apple a bit of an off flavor so I decided the combination of onion and apples would work. The lakelurk meat was an interesting one. At first ham made sense to me but as we discussed it more something from the waters began to make more sense, since a lakelurk resides near aquatic areas. With that information we decided salmon would make sense and matched the color of the meat the best. Finally the inclusion of the Mac and Cheese would be represented by a mac and cheese sauce in the omelette. I wouldn’t call it gourmet in a world not afflicted by nuclear war, but if something does happen, it certainly beats drinking out of a toilet!
Required Equipment: saucepan, frying pan, spatula, bowl, fork
Servings: 2-3 omelettes
3 eggs, beaten (per omelette)
½ onion, thinly sliced
¼ apple, thinly sliced
1 salmon filet
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter
½ tsp garlic powder
1 cup milk
1 cup cheddar
cayenne pepper, optional
Place a pan over medium-high heat and allow it to warm. Salt and pepper the salmon. Place the salmon, skin side down on, in the hot pan and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 4 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through. Place the salmon on a plate to cool.
In a pan over high heat begin sauteing the onions. Once they have become translucent, about 5 minutes, add the apple. Cook until the apple has softened. Remove from the heat.
Next the mac and cheese base. In a saucepan, over medium-high heat melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk together to form a roux.
As the roux begins to smell like bread slowly whisk in the milk. Turn off the heat, add the cheese and whisk until combined.
Begin warming a pan over medium heat. Once it is warmed add the beaten eggs and give it a few good swirls with a spatula. Spread it out and let it cook for about 3 minutes or until the edges begin to solidify. Carefully flip the omelette and allow it to cook for another minute. Remove it from the pan carefully onto a plate.
Pour a thick layer of cheese sauce on top of the omelette. Next place a few spoonfuls of the onion and apple mixture. Finally add a layer of salmon. If you want to give the omelette an extra deathclaw kick, add some cayenne pepper over the salmon before folding the omelette closed.