Sunday, January 16, 2011

Simple Aldi Recipes: Omelet and Whole Wheat Bagel Crostini - Cost: $0.75

Aldi Recipes: Omelet and Whole Wheat Bagel Crostini
Aldi has low prices on all of the basics, and by making your own meals you can stretch your money even further. Here at the Aldi Spot, I am going to share lots of simple Aldi recipes that you can make with Since Aldi eggs are cheaper than the competitors in my area, I decided to make a simple omelet for dinner last night. Omelet is a rare thing in my house, so my kids were very excited, and when they saw the whole wheat bagel crostini the started cheering.

I used 6 large Aldi eggs

  • Salt, peper to taste
  • Chives from the herb garden
  • Olive oil to cook

  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, add a pinch of salt and pepper. 
  2. Warm oil in the pan, add the egg mixture, cook over medium heat.
  3. When the eggs start to set, use a fork to create air holes, then put a lid over the pan (use a larger lid from a pot)
  4. When the top starts to look cooked through, loosen up the sides of the omelet with a spatula.
  5. Put a large plate over the pan, and turned it upside down so the omelet comes out on the plate.
  6. Add a little oil to the pan, transfer the omelet back into the pan upside down.
  7. Add chopped chives for garnish.

Aldi Recipe: Simple Omelet with Chives

For sides we had a small salad and bagel crostinis

Whole Wheat Bagel Crostini

  • 2 whole wheat mini bagels
  • Dried basil
  • 1 chopped clove of garlic
  • A pinch of extra virgin olive oil
  1. Cut the whole wheat mini bagels into thin strips. 
  2. Put the bagel strips on a sheet of baking paper, sprinkle them with dried basil and chopped garlic.  Drizzle the bagel strips with extra virgin olive oil. 
  3. Toast the crostinis in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 4 minutes 
  4. Turn the bagel strips around and toasted for 2 more minutes.
Aldi Recipe:Whole Wheat Bagel Crostini
Frugal cooking tip: You can make crostini out of any bread, and it is a great way to use leftover bread. I usually save the ends of our whole wheat bread from Aldi (Whole Wheat bread $1.19), and once we finish the bread, they make great crostini.

The cost of the meal was:

Whole Wheat mini bagels $1.89 - used 2 = $0.40
Dozen large Aldi eggs $0.69 - used 6 =  $0.35 (update 1/19 Aldi price change on eggs $0.99)

Total cost for meal excluding herbs $0.75


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  2. This recipe sounds great, I'll have to try it sometime!

  3. i love the bagel crostini idea - thanks for posting the recipe!

  4. I make a crustless Quiche using the same omelet base as above, but adding 1/2 cup milk, 1 tblsp. oatmeal, 1 cup of cooked mixed veggies ( anything is fine, really) and lots of shredded mozzerella. Bake in nonstick pan, 325 degrees for 45-50 min. Serve with a decent salsa
    Good filling meal.