A Red Pepper Omlette

Filed Under Bart's Kitchen on January 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Red Pepper OmeletteFollowing on from last week’s Bolognese recipe, I thought I’d share an omelette I often make with left over ingredients the next morning. This is very much a non-scientific thing, just take these amounts as guidelines. This recipe makes one generous omelette, I prefer to use two pans when I do this for two people rather than doubling everything in one pan because I don’t like my omelettes too thick.

Here are the ingredients I suggest:

  • 1 Small Red Onion
  • ½ Red Pepper
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Salt, Pepper & some Herbs

The first step is to chop the onion and the pepper and start them frying at a medium heat in a little oil, as usual, I use half olive and half vegetable oil.

Chop and fry the onion and pepper

While those are frying away, crack the eggs into a bowl, season with salt and freshly crushed back pepper to taste, and add the herbs. I like to use Dill, Oregano, and Basil. Then use a fork to mix all that up very well. Don’t forget to stir around the onions and peppers in the pan from time to time so they cook evenly.

Season the Eggs

Don’t be shy with the herbs, if the mixture doesn’t look quite green when you’re done, you were too shy!

Don't be Shy with the Herbs

When the onions and peppers have softened in the pan, add in the egg mixture and leave it to fry away until the bottom is done and the top is solid enough that you can flip it.

Add the eggs to the pan

Then fry the other side till that’s done too.There should be no raw egg left anywhere when you’re done.

Turn over and fry the other side

finally, serve with some nice brown bread or something. Feel free to experiment with the herbs, or indeed to add in other left overs from the fridge, I think mushrooms in particularly could be a nice addition.

Finally, Enjoy!


3 Responses to “A Red Pepper Omlette”

  1. Bare foot pavee on January 14th, 2011 12:35 am

    I must say, it looks amazing! Seems simplistic in and unto itself, but as tastey!

  2. John Franks on January 14th, 2011 8:09 pm

    Hi Bart
    I’m loving your recipes and I’ve noticed you are a fan of herbs :) Why don’t you grow some of your own?

    I’m a big fan of omlettes. have you tried a Japanese style one? With soy sauce and mirin (or some sugar will work). I always add a dash of soy to mine nowadays, seems to give a tasty edge to it. Not sure how it would go with the herbs though!

  3. Bart B on January 14th, 2011 9:49 pm

    Thanks Folks!

    John – I gave a lot of thought to growing my own, because fresh tastes a lot better, and you have to use so much less of them. But – 5 cats that call out back garden home don’t seem like a good mix with growing herbs – not too fond of the idea of cat-pee soup :)

    I like the idea of adding a dash of soy to an omelette, will give it a go. I’d imagine it’d be best to use the soy instead of the herbs – not sure they’d compliment each other.


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