Last Call: I attempted the smallest omelette

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Photo: Kate Bernot
Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

I would say that spring has come to western Montana, where I live, but we have the potential for snow and frost this weekend. Cross your fingers it doesn’t freeze all the little vegetable plants growing in our garden.

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One thing the spring has delivered on is birds nests. So many birds nests: Chickadees, robins, house sparrows, starlings…I’ve been finding them not just in the bird houses we placed, but under eaves, in trees, everywhere.

No dice.
No dice.
Photo: Kate Bernot
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I’m also finding the errant eggs that birds have pushed out of nests or which have been blown out by spring winds. Normally they’ve shattered, but the other day I happened across a still-intact (starling? thrush?) egg. So I did what any good food website editor would do: I tried to make an omelette.

Unfortunately, my experiment was unsuccessful. The albumen burned off almost immediately, even on low heat. Alas. I guess I’ll stick with my regular chicken eggs. Anyone had an unusual egg omelette that proved to be delicious?

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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Totally off topic but I have a potential “Will It” topic for you! :)

Last night I was at a new restaurant and they grilled asparagus on the menu, which is an always order for me. It came out and was delicious.

It had a creamy/buttery sauce, crumbled queso blanco, lime juice, and a bit of chili powder, some cilantro and a bit of diced pepper. I was halfway through it when I realized, duh, this is Elotes Asparagus.

So... what other veggies would be amazing as Elotes? Especially things that could be made on the grill?

Will It Elotes!?!?