"You Get What You Get Don't You Mummy?"

"You Get What You Get Don't You Mummy?"
"You Get What You Get Don't You Mummy?". Family food ideas for families who want to eat yummy food

Monday, 11 July 2011

A cracking egg...omelette

In honour of my clever husband who does on occasion listen to me, I have included one of his finest omelettes. Omelettes have become a great addition to our family mealtimes, probably in part due to the inclusion of a low carb diet in our house. Even better is the added bonus that we can both cook them (easily) and all 4 of us like them. In fact my son actually requested that I should 'blog' about them, so here goes.
Omelettes as we all know are a brilliant fast food. I consider myself to be extremely lucky in that I have a few friends who keep chickens and one in particular who kindly brings me boxes of Heidi and Hilda's produce. You really can't beat fresh eggs. However most of us have eggs in, and we can add to them, whatever else happens to be lurking around. Rarely have I shopped for an ingredient for an omelette, but rather taken it as a good opportunity to use up whatever needs using up.
My favourite recipe currently consists of the following. However if one or more ingredients are not present, I do continue to live and always still end up with a good meal.

Ingredients (2-4 people)

  • tablesoon olive oil

  • knob of butter

  • half a red onion, sliced

  • 3 mushrooms, sliced

  • tablespoon sweetcorn

  • 6 eggs, whisked and seasoned

  • few slices of cheese (e.g. cheddar, gruyere, any good melter)

  • about 3 peppadew peppers, chopped (sweet, slightly hot and bought from supermarket in jars)

  • few slices of ham, torn

Start off in a large frying pan. Slowly saute the onion with a pinch of salt until it is gently caramelised. Add the mushrooms and a small knob of butter. When cooked add the sweetcorn and the eggs. Turn to a low to medium heat and cook the omelette until not quite set on top. (Keep disturbing the omelette so that uncooked egg can run throught o the bottom of the pan and cook. Be careful not to scramble though!) You want the omelette to be not quite set and only just starting to go golden underneath. Add the cheese, ham and peppers to the top and let the omelette finish cooking gently. Turn the omelette out onto a plate and serve with salad.

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