Posts Tagged 'eggs'

Masala Omelette

I often make omelettes for an emergency brunch because I always seem to have eggs in the fridge. This spicy version is great because it consists mostly of store cupboard ingredients, or at least ingredients I always have to hand. Plus, I love any recipe that includes turmeric – very good for you, apparently.

Masala Omelette

I first came across this dish on one of Nigella Lawson’s programmes. (This was before she started using bottled lime juice. For shame!) I scoured the Wife‘s vast collection of Nigella books but I couldn’t find the recipe, but I think this is fairly accurate.

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • a little milk
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • salt & pepper

Method

  1. Preheat your grill. This is for cooking the top of the omelette.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl, season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. You could also add some finely chopped coriander at this point.
  3. Heat a little oil in a frying-pan and fry the spring onions, garlic, tomatoes and chilli until the onions soften.
  4. Add the ground spices to the onion and tomato mixture and fry for another minute.
  5. Add the seasoned eggs to the pan and cook until the omelette has set on the bottom.
  6. Finish off the top of the omelette under the grill.
  7. Turn the omelette out onto a wooden board and serve with a little salad.

Serves 2.

Bacon, Cheese & Vegetable Frittata

Fry some bacon with the vegetable of your choice: onions, tomatoes, peppers, peas, garlic until coloured. Beat 2 eggs per person add plenty of seasoning, some dijon mustard and add to the pan. Fry until the frittata begins to set at the bottom, sprinkle some grated cheese on top, then transfer to the grill.

Tortilla with Chorizo

Right, I’m sure the purists say you can’t add chorizo to a Spanish tortilla, but are you seriously trying to tell me that no-one in Spain has ever tried doing this? In any case, it tastes great. Not healthy, but very tasty. I’ve included amounts in this recipe but they’re not really important; use as much spud, chorizo, onion & garlic as you like.

Ingredients

  • eggs, 5 (organic or free-range, naturally …)
  • milk, splash of
  • potatoes, a handful of waxy baby/salad potatoes will work best
  • onions, 2 chopped
  • garlic, 2 cloves, crushed
  • chorizo, about 150g
  • olive oil

Method

  1. Cook potatoes in salted boiling water and fresh under cold water.
  2. Heat olive oil in a frying-pan, fry chorizo until it starts to release it’s red oil.
  3. Add onions and garlic, turn heat down, and fry until onions are soft and caramelised.
  4. Preheat a grill.
  5. Slice potatoes and add to pan so that potato becomes red with oil from chorizo.
  6. Season mixture with salt and pepper.
  7. Beat eggs well, add a splash of milk and season well with salt and pepper.
  8. Add tortilla mixture to pan and cook slowly.
  9. Finish off the top of the tortilla under the grill.
  10. Turn out tortilla onto a wooden board, slice into wedges and serve.

Serves 2.