Provençal omelette cake

Provençal omelette cake

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 45 mins Cook: 40 mins

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Serves 10
Vegetarian mains don't get better than this. Perfect for garden parties, packed lunches, or a mid week meal. This versatile dish will please all palates

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal231
  • fat17g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.07g
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Ingredients

  • 10 egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for frying and drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 2 courgette, finely chopped
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

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

  • 3 spring onion, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 4 roasted red pepper from a jar, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

For the filling

  • 300g soft cheese, such as light Philadelphia
  • 5-6 tbsp milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 4 tbsp snipped chive
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • rocket leaves and shaved Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve
    Rocket

    Rocket

    roh-ket

    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

Method

  1. Break the eggs into two bowls, five in each. Whisk lightly and season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a pan, add the courgettes and spring onions, then fry gently for about 10 mins until softened. Cool, then stir into one bowl of eggs with a little salt and pepper. Add the roasted peppers to the other bowl of eggs with the garlic, chilli, salt and pepper.

  2. Heat a little oil in a 20-23cm frying pan, preferably non-stick. Pour the eggs with courgette into a measuring jug, then pourabout one-third of the mixture into the pan, swirling it to cover the base of the pan. Cook until the egg is set and lightly browned underneath, then cover the pan with a plate and invert the omelette onto it. Slide it back into the pan to cook the other side. Repeat with the remaining mix to make two more omelettes, adding a little oil to the pan each time. Stack the omelettes onto a plate. Make three omelettes in the same way with the red pepper mixture, then stack them on a separate plate.

  3. Now make the filling. Beat the cheese to soften it, then beat in the milk to make a spreadable consistency. Stir in the herbs, salt and pepper. Line a deep, 20-23cm round cake tin with cling film (use a tin the same size as the frying pan). Select the best red pepper omelette and place in the tin, prettiest side down. Spread with a thin layer of cheese filling, then cover with a courgette omelette. Repeat, alternating the layers, until all the omelettes and filling are in the tin, finishing with an omelette. Flip the cling film over the omelette, then chill for up to 24 hrs.

  4. To serve, invert the omelette cake onto a serving plate and peel off the cling film. Pile rocket on the top and scatter over the cheese, a drizzle of olive oil and a little freshly ground black pepper. Serve cut into wedges.

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Comments (26)

francesds's picture

can this dish be made a day in advance & re heated?

agusia's picture
5

I made it today - it was amazning!

cldaly's picture

Our guests loved it. I was in the kitchen and my wife had to rescue a piece for me.

EllaGwen11's picture
5

My Friend Made This-It Was Heavenly

marco6006's picture

I used spinach and feta instead of the courgette filling. It was excellent! I also added a 1tbsp of Sweet Chilli Sauce to the filling. This is a great lunchbox meal!

yvonnec's picture
5

this is GORGEOUS! I made a mess of the pepper omelettes due to a bad pan - but the stacking method was quite forgiving!

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