Cheese and Broccoli Omelette
I’m still in the ‘where else can I hide the broccoli’ phase. The stockpile of frozen broccoli in my freezer doesn’t look like it’s going down much.
I’ve had to get a bit creative.
Using my food processor has opened up a whole new world of possibilities as I can sneak it in almost anything without the kids stressing about it. And believe me, a couple of them can really make a fuss. Especially when it comes to broccoli. If your children have a ‘broccoli aversion’ try lightly processing in a food processor (or mashing it) it before adding into other meals – stews, pizza, soups. Anything really.
Don’t turn your nose up at this recipe. Cheese and broccoli work together like magic. Even my fussy big boy had to admit that this worked. He is the ultimate taste tester.
Every new meal goes something like this:
I place food on the table. He notices the green bits.
He goes “No thanks. I’m Good”. (exact words)
I insist he tastes it. (this insisting can vary in extremity)
He goes “I don’t like it” (still hasn’t tasted it)
I still insist he tastes it. (using my Stern Mommy voice and I give him ‘the look’)
He tastes it.
He pulls up his nose a bit.
But he eats it.
That’s when I know we are on to a winner.
I’m always surprised what my family will eat if I wrap it in an Omelette. I try not show the surprise because I think they will use it against me later. Kids are smart, man. And they remember everything. Omelettes are a fast and easy breakfast option and you get to use up those leftovers from the night before plus sneak in an extra helping of veggies. My big kids each get a two egg omelette, but I make up a three egg omelette and divide it half for my little ones. It fulls them up till around mid morning.
Free range eggs always make beautiful yellow omelettes. I am down to only one hen at the moment so have had to buy our eggs from the farm down the way. Agh. Don’t like paying money for eggs.
Our sole layer, Ms. Cinnamon is very much part of the family and is getting away with a lot until we get her a friend or two. I found her nestled in my bathroom basin yesterday. That has to stop. I’ve got my husband going to pick up a hutch tomorrow morning. I haven’t told him that the family he is picking it up from also has three hens they want to rehome. They are all older hens so I won’t be expecting any eggs. But he doesn’t know that. And Cinnamon needs some friends. And I need my basin back.
- 2 Eggs (sightly Beaten)
- Small handful of grated cheese
- 1 – 2 tablespoons of finely processed (or mashed) broccoli
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon of butter for frying.
- Heat up your pan on the stove top. Add the butter and wait for it to melt.
- Pour the egg into the pan. I like to give it a quick whisk when I put it in the pan then leave it to cook in one piece. sprinkle cheese, broccoli , salt and pepper on top of the egg. I cover the pan because I like the egg to be well cooked, but this will depend on your taste. Once the cheese starts to melt and you can see that the omelette is cooked through on the edges, then you can fold it over.
- Start by shaking the pan and gently tilting the pan so that the omelette slides to the edge. Place your spatula under the part of the omelette that has slid to the edge of the pan and fold it into the center of the omelette. Repeat with the other side. Slide the folded Omelette onto a plate.