Cheese and Tomato Omelette

Omelette is something that is very quick and easy to prepare so it makes an ideal lunch. This is not exactly how it is normally made but it does work very well, at least for me. This Cheese and Tomato Omelette is vegetarian but the ingredients can be experimented with to produce something different.

Ingredients

  • 6 large free range eggs
  • One medium red onion sliced into rings
  • 3 medium tomatoes thickly sliced
  • 3 large mushrooms thickly sliced
  • 150g mature cheddar or other strong cheese
  • Fresh Parsley finely chopped
  • Butter or margarine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika powder (optional)

Method

  1. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat together until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste
  2. Melt the butter or margarine in a large frying pan then add the onions. Fry until they are beginning to soften.
  3. Add the tomatoes and mushrooms to the frying pan and fry for a few minutes longer so that they are all nearly but not quite cooked.
  4. Sprinkle over the chopped parsley and allow that a moment to mingle in and allow the flavours to mix together.
  5. Remove from the heat for a moment so the mixture can be evenly spread in the pan then return to the heat.
  6. Pour in egg mixture and spread evenly over the mixture. The trick while cooking is to close in the edges of the omelette. Then get the uncooked egg from the middle to go to the outside edges. Cook until almost but not quite set.
  7. While it is cooking, heat the grill.
  8. Remove pan from heat and evenly sprinkle the cheese over the almost cooked omelette. Dust with a little paprika powder if desired.
  9. Place the pan under the hot grill and melt the cheese. I prefer it to be just melted but some like it quite brown.If necessary the omelette can be split into portions and the cheese browned further for those who prefer it that way.
  10. Cut into four and serve with baked beans and home-made Red Coleslaw.

Quick to make and very delicious. Perhaps not exactly how an omelette would be found in a normal cookbook but experimenting is part of the fun. Other vegetables such as peppers or several types of green beans also could be added to this omelette, especially if it was being served as a dinner,

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