Classic Egyptian Omelette

"A quick & easy recipe for an Egyptian style omlette - great for breakfast or with a fresh salad for a light lunch."
 
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
7
Yields:
1 omlette
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Skin and slice the tomatoes.
  • Finely chop the onion and lightly fry in the butter in a large frying pan.
  • Crush the garlic and add to the onion. When lightly browned, add the tomatoes and salt and pepper. Cook gently, turning several times, until tomatoes are soft.
  • Beat the eggs lightly, add cheese and pour into the frying pan. Cook over low heat, periodically loosening egg from sides of pan, until set on one side.
  • Turn and cook on reverse side.

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Reviews

  1. UmmBinat
    This is good. I used sweet butter (unsalted), sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, plum tomatoes, light feta cheese, plus the rest of the ingredients. Made for WELCOME TO EGYPT!
     
  2. I'mPat
    I scaled this back for 1/2 an omelette and the DM and I thoroughly enjoyed. I chopped up my tomatoes as I knew I would have my veggie hating DM eat it up and I was a little lazy and just left the skin on and instead of trying to flip it I stuck it under the grill/broiler to finish off and served with some buttered wholemeal/wholegrain toast. Thank you Um Safia for a very satisfying breakfast with some lovely flavours, made for ZAAR Chef Alphabet Soup tag game.
     
  3. Chef floWer
    I made this for Little Miss (DD) and Hubby (I don't eat eggs) for breakfast and they both enjoyed it. I used fresh home grown tomatoes so I didn't peel the skin off. I had trouble when I turned the omelette as it broke in a few pieces, I think I left the tomatoes cook for to long which made more moisture. However the family gobbled it all up and there was nothing left in their plate. Thank you Um Safia
     
  4. cyaos
    This was really good and super easy to make. I did add two extra cloves of garlic and cut the eggs down to five. I had to cover the frying pan with a lid to get the top to set enough to flip. We will definitely be having this again. Thanks for posting!
     
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