Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Feta & Spring Onion Omlette

Melty feta goodness
In a world of smashed avocado on sourdough toast and eternally cool Bondi style breakfast and brunch dishes popping up on all our tables at the weekend, the omelette can seem a rather dowdy, un-sexy choice. I am an avocado on toast with chilli and lime SLUT, don't get me wrong, but one day, I made an omelette with what was in the fridge, and it kind of made my life a lot better. 

I never used to be able to make omelettes, see Impossible Omelettes that is until, I realised I was using a crap pan. Now I have a lovely non-stick, perfect size for an omelette frying pan and I have, at the age of 33 discovered a world of eggy opportunity. Eggs are cheap, eggs are good for you, and an omelette takes all of 5 minutes from start to finish (ok a minute more if like the Husband you vom at the sight of any remotely un-cooked egg). Putting feta cheese in there really was a good idea, the spring onions too, but what really makes it sing is the herbs and chilli. Have all your bits and pieces ready and breakfast will be on the table before you can shout 'Put the kettle on'.  Do it, you know it makes sense. 

There, that was easy wasn't it?
Feeds one. Take 2 or 3 free range eggs (I go for 2, Husband needs 3) and roughly beat in a bowl/mug and season. Get the frying pan on a medium heat and melt a small nob of butter. Fry 2 chopped spring onions for about 30 seconds. Chuck the eggs in, giving them a poke about with a spatula for a second and then give it a wiggle so the egg gets in all the gaps. Add a small handful of feta to one half of the omelette and sprinkle with chilli flakes (if you want to). Just before it's cooked add small handful of coriander or parsley to the cheesy half, fold over and serve. 

You know those weekend mornings when you're slightly hungover and half way through the ingredient list of some delicious Ottolenghi creation and crying a little bit because it's all too hard? Stop. Put down the za'atar and make a lovely omelette.