From-the-fridge omelette

From-the-fridge omelette

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Use whatever veg you have on hand, along with eggs and milk, to easily whip up a tasty omelette

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
175
protein
12g
carbs
2g
fat
13g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
1g
salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 1 courgette
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • half a teacup frozen peas (no need to defrost)
  • handful grated or sliced cheese (cheddar, feta, ricotta or goat’s cheese work well)

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Method

  1. Trim the ends off the courgette, then cut into slices about the thickness of a £1 coin. Heat the oil in your smallest non-stick frying pan (around 20cm). Tip in the courgette and cook for a couple of mins, just until it starts to turn golde. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork. Season with a little salt, if you like.
  2. Add the peas to the pan, then pour in the eggs and sprinkle with the cheese. Turn the heat down really low and cook for about 10 mins until the egg has almost set. In the meantime, heat the grill to high. 3 After 10 mins on the hob, pop the pan under the hot grill for a min or two until all the egg has set. Place a cutting board or plate over the pan and flip over. Cut the omelette into wedges and serve warm, or leave to cool and serve with salad or coleslaw. Can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2007

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minicake's picture
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I followed the recipe but also added some red peppers. It tasted great and was very easy! I will definitely be making this again!

muirving's picture
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I'm usually useless at omelettes, but this one worked for me. Left out the peas and added halved cherry tomatoes, half a chopped onion and half a green pepper.

boyde70's picture
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I liked it, I had to swap peas for sweetcorn. nice for a snack.
Thanks for the recipe

omfmcmahon's picture
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So easy to make, halved for one person in a small frying pan. I love feta in this.

wildbluesun's picture
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Keeps well, portable, and very yummy. :)

trixiebb's picture
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Super scrummy and oh so simple. I always use chorizo, peas and sweetcorn in mine - perfect midweek meal for two.

luziat's picture
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this is a really great recipe, especially for using up leftovers. I added onion as well as pepper and salt, which tasted really lovely. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge and used in sandwiches/salads, really yummy!

charshe's picture
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My youngest child loved this but my eldest hated it!! think its more omelette that he didn't like more than the recipe!

holliegl560dz's picture
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made this tonight and was lovely,added some spring onions when frying the courgettes

carmenneamtu's picture

It was great, easy to make, perfect!!Try this and you will never regret it!

shellywelly's picture
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hi i tried this and it was great the kids loved it, they decided what would go in the omelette, from the contents of the Fridge!! and it was great fun and tasted good too, so thank you.

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