This was definitely one of my more unusual creations but does being strange really matter if the food concerned serves its purpose?
The resulting Curried Sausage and Baked Bean Omelette is an unusual mix of ingredients. Yet the final result comes out as a very edible omelette. Read more to see how it all is put together.
A step away from the average omelette yet a very tasty one. Combine baked beans, eggs and sausage into a meal that is quick to prepare and tastes great too.
- 2 large free range Eggs
- 1 cooked Sausage
- 1 small brown Onion
- 400g/14oz can Baked Beans
- 1 empty jar Curry Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Oil
- Sea Salt
- Ground Black Pepper
- Open the can of baked beans and pour into the empty curry sauce jar. The jar will still have some sauce left so adding in the beans will mix them together. Seal the jar and shake well to mix. Set aside.
- Peel and slice the onion.
- Slice the sausage thinly on a diagonal to get as many pieces as can be managed.
- Crack the eggs into a cup or small bowl. Add a little salt and pepper then beat to an even yellow.
- Heat the oil in a 25cm/12in fry pan over a medium heat. Drop a small piece of onion in when it starts to feel hot. If it sizzles then the temperature is at the right level.
- Scrape the sausage and onions into the pan. Stir well to mix then fry for 2-3 minutes so that the onion begins to soften and the sausage is cooking through.
- Add in the soy sauce and mix in well. Cook until it has been absorbed.
- Spoon in 2-3 Tbsp of the baked bean and curry sauce mixture. Mix in well and make sure that the beans get thoroughly heated.
- Pour in the beaten egg. Swirl around in the fry pan so that the base is evenly coated. Continue to do this so that uncooked egg is moved from the centre of the cooking omelette right out to the edges.
- Continue cooking for 4-5 minutes until the egg is fully set. Keep moving in the pan to avoid the omelette sticking.
- Carefully slide out of the pan onto a serving plate then sprinkle on a little salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately for a great lunch.
You can achieve an almost identical taste by adding a teaspoon of curry powder to that can of baked beans. In creating this particular recipe, it just so happened that I had a jar of curry sauce that had been used for another meal. There was still sauce left in it so I poured the can of beans into the jar then mixed them together. It leaves me with more than I need for this dish but there are other possibilities to come.