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Monday, 25 July 2016

Omelette with a goat’s cheese twist


Now, I'd call this 'simply super' ... but then I just love the mix of eggs, chives and goats cheese, simply served with a side salad. Yum !

Ingredients:
Serves One
3 eggs
Handful fresh chives, finely chopped
½ tbsp olive oil
30g goat's cheese


Method:
1. Whisk the eggs until well combined. Add the chives and season with black pepper.
2. Place the oil in a small omelette pan over a medium heat. When the pan is hot, pour in the eggs. Swirl the pan gently over the heat to ensure the base of the pan is coated evenly. Use a spatula to slowly push the uncooked mixture to the edges.
3. When the omelette starts to set on the bottom, sprinkle over the goat’s cheese. Leave until almost entirely set, then fold over in the pan and slide on to a plate. Serve with a cherry tomato salad.

Each serving provides:
0.5g carbohydrate 0.3g fibre 23.7g protein 27.5g fat

Recipe idea from here


Chives ... The smallest and most delicate member of the onion family, chives are a popular herb used in European cookery. They have long, thin green blades that are hollow inside. They have a mild, grassy flavour similar to baby spring onions or young leeks. There is also an Asian variety of chive called Chinese chives, garlic chives or kuchai.

Buyer's guide:
Chives are in season in spring and summer. Fresh chives are widely available from supermarkets and garden centres. Do not substitute fresh chives for dried, as the finished dish will taste musty.

Storage:
Keep fresh chives refrigerated for up to three days.

Preparation:
Snip chives with scissors instead of chopping them, and do not subject them to much cooking as they are delicate. Instead, use chives in garnishes, salads, egg mayonnaise sandwiches, vegetable stocks, soups, creamy sauces, potato dishes and omelettes, adding the herb to the dish just before serving. Purple-blue chive flowers are also eaten and used as a garnish.


Why not sit down soon and enjoy an omelette.

All the best Jan

20 comments:

Jo said...

Yum, it looks very tasty. I've only recently started using more herbs in cooking but chives are something that I've used for a long time, they perk up lots of meals.

Anonymous said...

That looks a very tasty dish.

Jenny S

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, delicious! Happy Monday to you :)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

We love omelets at our home, Jan. Your's looks so delicious. The addition of chives would add another wonderful layer of nice flavor. I hope your days are full of joy! ♥

Debbie said...

i have chives growing in my herb garden, omelets are always a good use for them. this sounds good and healthy, i like to have breakfast for dinner!!!

Ida said...

Looks good. I've never had Goat Cheese that I know of.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Ah - it's letting me comment. For some reason, accessing your blog via 'Bloglovin' results in problems, but this time it's worked. So - love the look of that omelette; but I'll passs on the salad :-)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This looks so delicious and I love that it is simple, too. I would never have thought to use goat cheese in an omelet, but now that I think of it, it sounds wonderful! I have a chive plant, too, so I am going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing! x Karen

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Looks delicious Jan.

Snowbird said...

How lovely that looks! I really must try eating a chive flower one of these days!xxx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Eggs are such a great source of protein. I buy free range brown eggs and they are so large, I use only 2 but this is one of my favorite comfort meals! The salad looks wonderful too! Hugs, Diane

Tom said...

I should have this tonight!

Conniecrafter said...

We just finished having eggs for our lunch today :) although yours looks so much better :) I have never tried goat cheese, my hubby's grandma had goats and would say the milk was from the store but he said he could always tell the difference.

Linda Kay said...

That's pretty interesting, although not a huge fan of goat cheese.

Happyone said...

Oh that looks sooooo good.

Launna said...

I love omelets... I'm not so sure of goat cheese but I do love veggies in mine... eggs are such a great food with many vitamins ♡ xox

NCmountainwoman said...

That is my very favorite omelet, Jan. And exactly the way I make it, snipping my own chives during the summer. I always pass on the cheddar and bring on the goat's cheese.

Red Rose Alley said...

Every time I go to my favorite breakfast place downtown, I get one of their famous omelets. This one with the goat cheese looks so good.

~Sheri

Draffin Bears said...

Hello Jan,

I love omelettes, and so good with chives.
Have a great week
hugs
Carolyn

Passthecream said...

With a good tasty feta, diced, this is nice if herbed up with spring onion greens and mint and a little fresh marjoram.