Easy Fridge Raiding Omelette Recipe – Supporting Free Range Eggs

September 27, 2014Sew White

I whip up a quick and Easy Fridge Raiding Omelette. A wonderful easy recipe for a fast lunch and when there are some random bits left in the fridge.

I have been asked by Sainsbury’s to support them in their campaign in using free range and cage free eggs. They 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 omelettes 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 omelette to make and without having to flip it it looks good when you serve it. I can’t flip omelettes 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.

 

Easy Fridge Raiding Omelette before going under the grill.

Above- just as the eggs went in and below- ready to serve

The finished Easy Fridge Raiding Omelette looking golden brown with spinach and tomatoes visible inside

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.

What can you use for a fridge raiding omelette?

For this omelette I used some spinach which was going past it’s best but perfect for using in an omelette. Along with some left over tomatoes, Parma ham too. A little extra cheddar also tastes wonderful in this!

Sew White Sainsbury's free range eggs 1 omelette recipe

 

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.

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.
www.bhwt.org.uk

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5 from 4 votes

Easy Fridge Raiding Omelette

I whip up a quick and Easy Fridge Raiding Omelette. A wonderful easy recipe for a fast lunch and when there are some random bits left in the fridge.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: British, English
Keyword: Easy Fridge Raiding Omelette, omelette
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Sisley White

Equipment

  • Grill proof large frying pan

Ingredients

  • six eggs
  • 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
  • baby tomatoes
  • cheddar – grated

Instructions

  • 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.

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5 Comments

  • Tracey

    September 29, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I only every buy free range. Animal welfare is massively important. Your omlette looks delicious. And I can’t flip them either! 😉 Tx5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t flip omelettes.
      Animal welfare is very important I agree.

  • Lilla Goatcher (@LillaJade)

    September 29, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    This looks delicious, Hubs and I have recently started to appreciate the omelette – it is not only tasty, but great for finishing stuff left in the fridge and is quick and easy to prepare when you are in a hurry.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      September 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      The omelette is something new for me too. I never realised how quick and easy they are! More flavours to try this week x

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