From-the-fridge omelette

From-the-fridge omelette

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


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


  • 1 courgette



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

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 4 eggs



    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)


  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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1st Feb, 2012
I followed the recipe but also added some red peppers. It tasted great and was very easy! I will definitely be making this again!
29th Jan, 2012
This recipe looks great. Check out my easy omelette here: Will soon be posting up my salsa recipe (lacto fermented to boost the nutrition! Natasha
18th Aug, 2011
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.
5th Feb, 2011
I liked it, I had to swap peas for sweetcorn. nice for a snack. Thanks for the recipe
4th Oct, 2010
So easy to make, halved for one person in a small frying pan. I love feta in this.
22nd Apr, 2010
Keeps well, portable, and very yummy. :)
6th Jul, 2009
Super scrummy and oh so simple. I always use chorizo, peas and sweetcorn in mine - perfect midweek meal for two.
22nd Mar, 2009
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!
22nd Mar, 2009
My youngest child loved this but my eldest hated it!! think its more omelette that he didn't like more than the recipe!
28th Jul, 2008
made this tonight and was lovely,added some spring onions when frying the courgettes


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