How to make Monster Omelettes
How to make Monster Omelettes
Spring is here and the time has come for lots of adventures. After a day of learning, there’s still enough daylight for games in the garden, for sports after-school clubs, and for walks and bike rides in the outdoors. To keep the family fuelled for all this activity, we need to be making sure we all have a hearty, healthy breakfast.
After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day – we should “breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”, as the old saying goes. When it comes to starting the day, there is one food that is becoming more and more popular, and that is eggs.
Recently, it has been announced that soft-cooked eggs, like poached with runny yolks, are safe for pregnant women, young children, and the elderly to eat, meaning there are so many breakfast options for all the family to enjoy!
One of the reasons why children love them so much is because they’re so versatile. Fluffy and scrambled, dippy yolks with buttered toast, or mixed into pancakes (which always seems to be a favourite!) – they’re quick and easy to cook and incredibly tasty.
But what makes eggs so great for breakfast?
Well to start, they are very rich in protein, making them ideal for children to help them grow big and strong and to keep them fuelled throughout their active days. And, they're packed with vitamins and minerals, helping the immune system and energy metabolism. When you buy eggs from a free range farm, laid by hens that are fed high quality, locally produced feed, you know they are going to taste great, too. What's not to love?
When Scaman’s Eggs has been out and about across Lincolnshire speaking to school children about breakfast, so many of them get super eggcited about omelettes. They tell us all about their favourite toppings, from ham and cheese to mushrooms and peppers, and how they can get involved with the making of them too.
So, to inspire your own springtime breakfasts, we wanted to share a fun recipe for Monster Omelettes!
For the omelette:
· 2 eggs, lightly beaten
· A handful of chives, chopped
· Your favourite locally-produced fillings
For the monster:
· A variety of vegetables
1. First, make the omelette. Carefully fry your favourite fillings over a low heat.
2. In the meantime, break your eggs into a bowl and whisk well until you start to see air bubbles. This is what helps to make them grow thick and fluffy.
3. Pour the beaten eggs over the fillings in the frying pan and add the chopped chives. Season to taste and leave to cook through.
4. Use a spatula to loosen the edges and once the bottom is nearly set and become a buttery shade of yellow, it’s time to flip!
5. Once the omelette has cooked, make your monster! We used button mushroom caps and a small slice of steamed green bean to make the eyes and halved cherry tomatoes for red cheeks. For the mouth, we used another green bean and a mushroom cut into points, with more steamed green beans for legs.
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