Omelettes are always an easy meal for me to prepare and cook. I love to cook but I don’t enjoy making complicated meals. In fact I think food should be simple and easy. It should also include lots of healthy vegetables. When making omelettes I know I can include a lot of veggies. My son Ted, who is nine, doesn’t really enjoy vegetables. Ted loves fruit but he isn’t a big veggies guy. Recently he has been asking to try broccoli so I thought I would include it in this omelette. It worked really well and Ted loved it too. Therefore I had to share the recipe with you.
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- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Vegetable peeler
- Frying pan
- Large mixing bowl
- Baking tray
- Parma ham x 8 slice
- Potatoes x 800g
- Cheese x 80g
- Eggs x 4 large
- Spring onions x 8 or 1 bunch
- Courgette x 1
- Yellow pepper x 1
- Broccoli x 1 small head
- Dried mixed herbs x 1 tsp
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Oil for the baking tray and pan
- Preheat the oven to 180º or gas mark 4.
- Start by peeling and chopping the potato into 1 centimetre cubes.
- Put the potato cubes into the baking tray and drizzle oil over the top.
- Toss the potatoes in the oil and put the baking tray into the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes.
- Next cut the yellow pepper, remove the core and slice into strips.
- Now peel the courgette and grate it.
- Then finely slice the spring onions.
- Cut the tops from the broccoli and slice into small pieces.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix with a fork.
- Set to one side.
- Heat the frying pan to a medium heat and add the olive oil.
- Now add the spring onions to the pan and stir until it becomes soft.
- It should take about 2 – 3 minutes.
- Keep stirring the onion and add pepper, courgette and broccoli.
- Stir the ingredients for another 3 – 5 minutes. (Or until everything is covered in the oil and softening.)
- Add in the mixed dried herbs and fry for a further minute or so.
- Sprinkle over salt and pepper to your taste.
- Remove the tray from the oven and add in the ones from the frying pan.
- Stir everything together and then pour over the egg.
- Grate the mature cheddar and sprinkle over the top.
- Put the baking tray back into the oven and cook the omelette for about 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Then serve with a salad and enjoy.
Baked Cheese and Parma Ham Omelette was a big hit with my little family. My husband Howard, son Ted and I love it. I was so surprised that Ted ate all the omelette I put on his plate. Finally I’m getting vegetables into his body! This is a great meal for all the seasons. Omelettes are great eaten hot or cold too. This one could be made in advance of a meal. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx