Jazz Up Your Lunch: The Perfect Omelette

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How many times have you come home from a tough day at work, looked at your cupboard and remembered all of those money-saving meals you were going to make, only to opt for takeaway instead?

None of us can deny that this scenario hasn’t happened to us at least once. As soon as we sink into our comfy sofas or lounge on our soft beds, all thoughts of making dinner fade away. We turn to the pile of takeaway leaflets, or scan our delivery apps to find the most bready and delicious meal. Once we’ve consumed it all, a sense of guilt tends to overcome us because we didn’t stick to the plan…

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I’m not here to preach about what is and isn’t healthy for you. I’m as bad as anyone for indulging on delicious and expensive treats. What I am here to do is offer you the best omelette that you have ever tasted in recipe-form (of course). Not only this, but I’ll offer you 3 different ways that you can Jazz up your lunch, or dinner, or whatever. The point is, you don’t always have to go for that expensive option; so long as your legs work and you can crack a few eggs, these recipes will save you some money.

Before we add the other ingredients, here is my recipe for The Perfect Omelette:

3 eggs per person
A tablespoon of water
A knob of butter
Seasoning
Clove of garlic, finely crushed

Crack your eggs into a jar and beat for a couple of minutes until mixed. Add your seasoning, one crushed garlic clove and a tablespoon of water. Get the heat on the go and melt a knob of butter and then follow one of three ideas below:

Idea 1: Rocket, Red Pepper and Feta

Aside from chopping peppers and feta, this one takes no time at all. Drop the chopped red pepper into the frying pan and fry for a couple of minutes before pouring the egg mix over the top. Dash over cayenne pepper, swirling the egg mix and the peppers for a few seconds. Now, allow the omelette a couple of minutes to firm up. Add the feta pieces and the rocket leaves over half of the omelette and carefully fold. Give this a further minute to melt before serving up.

Idea 2: Basil, Pine Nut and Tomato

This one is indulgent and fragrant – taking no time at all. Slice several tomatoes into halves and get them frying on the heat first, along with a handful of pine nuts. Allow the tomatoes time to start turning brown at the edges before layering the egg mix over the top. Next, swirl the egg mix around again. Leave to firm for a couple of minutes before adding a light scattering of cheddar cheese and torn basil leaves. Fold over the omelette and keep it on the heat for a further minute to allow the cheese to melt, before serving up.

Idea 3: Thyme, Leek and Mushroom

Slightly longer than the other two but equally as delicious. Take a leek and slice it into small chunks width-ways. Add these to the frying pan and make sure they don’t burn. Take two medium-sized mushrooms per person and dice them up. Throw these in with the frying leek, along with some sprigs of fresh thyme. Give this all around five minutes before pouring over the egg mix and, once again, swirling it around with a spoon. To finish, add some stilton over one half of the omelette, again, folding it over and leaving for around a minute. Once the stilton has melted, serve up and enjoy.

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