Zen Omelette Recipe – Supporting Free Range Eggs
I have been asked by Sainsbury’s to support them in their campaign in using free range and cage free eggs. Sainsbury’s now only sells cage free eggs and this is wonderful.
To celebrate happy chickens who now have better lives here is a wonderful happy omelette recipe. This omelette is so easy and hassle-free because there is no flipping – just perfection in a pan.
Like all good homemade omlettes you don’t know you want until you’re hungry this recipe is was made with what we had in the fridge at the time. Mostly bits and bobs we needed to use up.
It is a gorgeous omlette to make and without having to flip it it looks good when you serve it. I can’t flip omlettes without them looking awful!
The trick is soften all the veg and then add the eggs and to cook the top place under the grill.
Above- just as the eggs went in and below- ready to serve
This is my mum’s recipe which she has kindly let me post to promote cage-free and free range eggs.
Use a pan which can go on the hob and under the grill.
Serves 3-4 people
splash of milk
salt and pepper
2 large onions – diced
2 cloves of garlic – cut finely
knob of butter
Then whatever you can find in your fridge or vegetable shelf, such as:
cold cuts of cooked meat – proscuttio, ham and pepperoni
few handfuls of spinach
cheddar – grated
- Dice the onions and chop the garlic.
- Rip or cut the cold meats.
- Prepare your vegetables – remove stalks from spinach, cut tomatoes in half.
- In a bowl, whisk up the eggs, add a splash of milk, salt and pepper.
- In a non-stick pan, melt the butter.
- Add the onions and garlic to the pan and gently soften.
- Add the vegetables and warm them through.
- Add the cold meats and spinach to warm them through.
- Arrange everything artistically in the pan.
- Pour over the eggy mix gently and lower the heat so it all cooks gently until the edge is able to come off (lift the edge to check) and is going lightly brown. Approx 5 minutes on a medium heat
- Place under a medium hot grill for 3-5 minutes.
- Add cheese on top if required and put it back under the grill until it’s melted.
- Remove carefully and serve with salad, beans or chunky bread.
I really believe that chickens deserve a good life and I will only buy and use free range and cage free eggs. Chickens deserve a lovely life especially as we take all their eggs the produce. I really believe, having tried eggs from caged hens and free range eggs, there is a difference in flavour and quality of the egg.
The animals we take from to feed ourselves should have a nice life to help us have a nice life too.
I know there is a huge assumption that free range eggs cost a lot more than caged hen eggs but that isn’t really true anymore. On average the cost of a free range egg is about 20p for a caged egg it’s 13p. The difference is minor and thanks to consumers in the UK choosing to buy cage free there are less caged hen eggs for sale in supermarkets. Even at 20p an egg it sounds very affordable to me.
We’ve got to love our chickens and love what we eat and know it’s good for us!
The chickens deserve looking after and so do we.
Please take a look at this lovely little video from Sainsbury’s
The fabulous charity British Hen Welfare Trust are worth a follow and their website gives so much information on cage free and also works to rehome chickens.