Prep 7 mins
Cook 25 mins
When I made this, the original title of the recipe was Eat Your Greens Omelette. I gave one serving to my taste tester and he took one look at it and said “This is a green egg!” This is how it got its official name. There is some work involved but it is worth it in the end. For sautéing the vegetables I used olive oil, but you can use any kind of oil you like.
- 9 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup frozen spinach, torn into bite sized pieces
- 1⁄3 cup pine nuts, roughly chopped
- 2⁄3 cup gouda cheese, shredded
- 1⁄4 cup shallot, finely diced
- 1⁄2 green pepper, diced
- 1⁄2 cup broccoli floret
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
- Sauté the shallots and spinach for about 5 minutes. Set aside in a small bowl and then sauté the green pepper and broccoli for 5 minutes. (I did it this way, because it was easier than doing one at a time.).
- In a small break 3 eggs and mix very well with a fork. Melt the butter or margarine in a frying pan, on medium high heat and then add the eggs.
- Very quickly add two tbsp spinach, some pine nuts (the amount is up to you depending on how much you or your loved ones like pine nuts), 2 tsp shallot, two tbsp green pepper, 2 tbsp broccoli. Sprinkle Gouda cheese over the egg and vegetables, and let set for about 3-4 minutes.
- Flip over half the omelette and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Repeat two more times.
- Serve warm.
I LOVED this omelette! The pine nuts gave it the most wonderful crunch to this dish. I made just one serving of this using three eggs. Very good recipe I plan on making much more!
I sauteed the shallots in 1 tablespoon butter. Used a red bell pepper which I favor and gave a pretty look. Made 1/2 the recipe making 1 large omelet. The pine nuts would be good toasted first to release the oils and for extra flavor. I did season with a seasoned salt mixture. Which it did need. Thanks for the good eats!
4 stars. I love the amount of (green) veggies in this omelette, especially the broccoli! Since I had a small or extra large frying pan to work with I halved the servings to 1 1/2 eggs at a time, which worked nicely in the small frying pan. I had no trouble at all folding and flipping this omelette which was great. The gouda and shallots added good flavour. Reviewed for RSC #11.