From-the-fridge omelette

From-the-fridge omelette

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal175
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 1 courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 egg

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • half a teacup frozen peas (no need to defrost)
  • handful grated or sliced cheese (cheddar, feta, ricotta or goat’s cheese work well)

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.

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Comments (12)

minicake's picture
5

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
3

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
3

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

omfmcmahon's picture
4

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

wildbluesun's picture
5

Keeps well, portable, and very yummy. :)

trixiebb's picture
4

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

luziat's picture
5

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
3

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
5

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
5

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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