Put down that menu! Drop the phone! It’s time to break the Uber Eats cycle and make yourself something even the most inept or lazy cook can create.
Omelettes are the perfect student meal – they are nutritious, filling and, most importantly, EASY!
The eggcellent any-time favourite is the perfect way to start your day or save the extra bucks you would have spent on take-away.
Watch this video for a quick and easy recipe for the perfect omelette and dispel some false facts along the way.
What are you waiting for? Give it a crack!
2 large eggs
Oil, vegetable or olive (spray)
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Parsley (to taste)
cherry tomatoes (diced)
Other than eggs, the remaining ingredients can be of any quantity you desire. You can also add:
Your fillings can be as safe or risqué as you like. Watch the video for instructions or keep reading below for nutritional information and the many health benefits.
Line a frypan with spray oil and place on a moderate heat
Brown the tomato, ham, pineapple and spring onion in the pan
(While waiting for the filling to brown) place salt, pepper, parsley and eggs in a bowl and whisk with a fork until combined
Remove the filling from the pan and place in a bowl to the side
Re-line the frypan with spray oil and place on a low heat
Gently poor whisked egg into pan and let it spread
Once the egg is bubbling slightly (cooked on bottom, rare on top) poor the filling over half the egg, leaving ½ centimetre around the edge, and sprinkle cheese on top
Using a spatula, lift the empty half of the egg and fold it over the fillings for an American omelette. Fold over again to form a rap-like shape for a French omelette.
Serve with a glass of orange juice
Everyone has heard the old adage “you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette”, and there is good reason.
Eggs are quickly becoming known as one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
Not only do they contain important antioxidants, protein and all nine amino acids, the noble egg can also lower the risk of heart disease by 18% and lower the risk of death by haemorrhagic stroke by 28%.
For years, the little shell of goo was criticised for its high cholesterol levels – with 180-220mg per large egg.
Recently, however, doctors and nutritionists have changed their stance, saying that when eaten, cholesterol is broken down in the gut and therefore not as significantly absorbed.
Health experts have since changed their recommendations to avoiding saturated fats like butter, tropical oils and fatty cuts of meat which can break down into fatty acids and considerably increase cholesterol.
Having been analysed by institutions and organisations around the world – including the Culinary Institute of America and the Spruce Eats – it is no wonder the superfood has been adapted so many times.
With mountains of positive health benefits, even the simple omelette has grown to envelop nine different global forms.
Home cooks and culinary enthusiasts alike can choose among the American Omelette, the Indian Omelette, the French Omelette, the Persian Omelette, the Greek Omeleta, the Italian Frittata, the Spanish Tortilla de Patatas, Thailand’s Khai Chiao and the Japanese Tamagoyaki – with such a flexible recipe, people stuck at home can even invent their own.
Don’t sit around waiting for the next delivery driver because you didn’t have time to make a big meal or don’t want to deal with leftovers.
Just grab a few ingredients from your fridge!