Sunday, 29 August 2010

Cheese and Onion Omelette

I cooked myself lunch again! This is inspired by another Sophie Dahl recipe, and is nothing particularly adventurous, but I have to admit to never having before made a fluffy omelette with a filling.

The sprig of jasmine is in the photo because - hooray! spring must be on its way - the jasmine is blooming at last. I had to put it outside after lunch because I had started sneezing. Spring brings warmer weather, but unfortunately hay fever too....

Gently fry some chopped red onion in some olive oil, then remove it from the pan. I'm using my mini frying pan which I bought really cheaply at the supermarket.

Beat the eggs and add salt and pepper. Add a tiny bit of oil to the pan and pour in the eggs. Let them sit there for half a minute, then add grated or broken up pieces of cheese.

As the cheese starts to melt, add the cooked onion then carefully fold the omelette in half with a spatula.

Oops! not particularly successful, but never mind - I'll just turn it over again and cook the other side in a minute.

Cooking the other side now - I don't like runny egg.

Ready to eat - a hot and filling lunch.

Original recipe from Sophie Dahl...

Ingredients:
half a small red onion
2 large eggs
salt and pepper
50 g Red Leicester cheese or any sharp, hard cheddar
mustard to serve if liked

3 comments:

thang @ noodlies.com said...

I'm so envious.. i'm one of those food bloggers who CAN'T cook.. but appreciate food.. so i'm mightly envious of the people who can cook.. well done.. even the humble omellete looks delicious.

Paul said...

Omelettes are my favorite go to food. I had one for dinner tonight!

Anonymous said...

followed your recipe an my GOODNESS is it good