Well right now I’m on a train heading back to Portsmouth after my lovely de-stressing weekend at home. I know, I usually have my car and I’ll go into details on why I don’t in the next post so bear with me. Whilst I’m here I might as well teach you how to make an omelette.
First, some basic omelette knowledge from that all knowing deity, Wikipedia!
An omelette is a dish made from beaten eggs, cooked in a frying pan with a small amount of butter or oil. This can be served plain or with a variety of different meats and vegetables added in.
It is thought to have originated in the Ancient Near East. Beaten eggs were mixed with chopped herbs, fried until firm, then sliced into wedges. This is then thought to have travelled to Western Europe via the Middle East and North Africa, with each country adapting the original recipe to produce Italian frittata, Spanish tortilla and the French omelette.
Ready for a recipe? BOOM!
Basic Omelette Recipe
A splash of milk
Oil or Butter to fry
This could not be easier to make so here we go.
Crack the eggs into a jug and beat with a fork until mixed together. Add a splash of milk, enough to allow the mixture to spread comfortably over the pan. Stir in the salt, pepper, paprika and herbs to season the mixture. Heat the oil or butter in a frying pan then add the mixture and cook gently for about 5 minutes. Pop the pan under the grill to ensure the top of the omelette is cooked and viola! A perfect omelette! Pop it on a plate and fold it in half to serve.
Of course, what fun is a plain omelette? My cooking is about experimenting and playing around with different ingredients to get new, tasty combinations so give anything a try and add it to the mixture to give your omelette a boost!
Some personal favourites are:
Ham, cheese and fried mushroom
Fry the mushrooms before adding the egg mixture, then grate the cheese over the top and sprinkle in the ham.
Red Onion and Peppers
Fry the red onion and peppers in thin strips then add in the mixture. Use more paprika in this version to give it a slightly more spicy kick!
In this, fry off red onion, courgette, peppers, mushrooms and some spinach before adding the mix and grating a bit of cheese over the top to stick everything together.
Obviously, experiment with your food! Try new ingredients and see what happens! Above all, enjoy cooking! It should be fun!