Brunch omelette

I was talking the other day to a friend about the rising food prices, almost everything is costing more and new reports warn of no end in sight for this, I read this report in The Telegraph about the rising food cost. I was thinking about this afterwards and decided to cook something that is mainly cheap ingredients, making the expensive ingredients go a long way.

It was Saturday and I didn’t feel too keen to rush out of bed but watched some food TV, my weekend guilty pleasure. By the time I got hungry it was time for an early brunch. With the thoughts in mind regarding food I decided to make an omelette, perhaps one of the most versatile dishes that I can think of.

I had cold cut meats at home, breasola and salami, both have lots of flavour. I used a strong cheddar cheese, it adds a lot of flavour and there is no need to use a lot.

Bresaola, salami and avocado omelette, serving 2

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small potatoe, cubed
  • 1 2 cm slice of coquina or butternut squash, cubed
  • 3 thin slices of bresaola
  • 4 thin slices of garlic salami
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 tbsp of finely grated cheese
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 4 basil leaves
  • paprika powder
  • cooking oil
  • sundried tomato
  • tomato and chilli oil
  • salt & pepper

Mix the eggs with a dash of water, add salt, pepper and some paprika powder and set aside.

Peel and cube the potato and squash, pan fry in the oil and add salt and pepper. When it is almost cooked through add the onion. The onion only needs to be gently cooked through. Whilst it is cooking slice the spring onion and the avocado.

When it is ready remove from the pan, add more oil to the pan if necessary, turn the heat down and add the egg mixture. When it is still slightly runny add the potato, squash and onion.

Sprinkle over the cheese.

Place the slices of salami and bresaola.

Garlic salami 02FebGarlicSalami

Bresaola 02FebBresaola

Finally add spring onion, avocado and basil leaves. Roll up the omelette, cut across, and add sundried tomato and then do a final drizzle of tomato and chilli oil.



The omelette will be full of flavour, not very expensive and there is no need for a side salad or a cold sauce, perfect for setting you up for the day ahead, perhaps I should just watch one more TV cooking show, who doesn’t love a lazy weekend?!

4 Responses to “Brunch omelette”
  1. K Donkey says:

    It looks delicious and very elegant.

  2. This is such a good idea, could just do with one of those now!

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