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Old 11-30-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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Question Fresh tomatoes in omelet

Substitute for the canned diced tomatoes.
I will be helping with school party for kids next Sunday. Frying made to order omelets.
Last year we used 300 eggs during same party. Also last year I diced a lot of fresh tomatoes and mushrooms, this year I am going to be busy and will not have time to do it. If I ask somebody else to do it they will cut tomatoes into 6 pieces and will be "done" with them, I just know it. Hard to find good help nowadays. I was thinking to get small dice canned tomatoes and be done with it.


What do you think? There is definitely different taste.

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Old 11-30-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
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I think it would be ok if you drained the liquid and just used the pulp.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:24 PM   #3
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That is what I was thinking too, but afraid the people will complain about different flavor.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:27 PM   #4
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Then maybe you could try a different ingredient. What are you using besides the tomato?
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:30 PM   #5
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That is what I was thinking too, but afraid the people will complain about different flavor.

Just have a some tomatoes and a knife ready, if they complain you can let them know they are welcome to do some dicing. :D
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:05 PM   #6
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Bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, cheese, I'll have some salsa on hand in case some body will want some hot stuff.
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You could use a mild salsa in place of the tomato and offer Tabasco Sauce if they want it hot.
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i think tomatoes just water it down. i would just leave them out. they can spoon drain the salsa if they like and have the flavor that way. frankly i don't think they add that much.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:17 PM   #9
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Babe, what do you mean water it down?
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That is what I was thinking too, but afraid the people will complain about different flavor.
If they complain, next time they can do it themselves!

Canned diced tomatoes, drained, have very little difference from fresh.
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