Friday, 17 August 2012

Amazing ham and mozarella omelette

This is a great option on those nights where you can't face cooking anything too complicated, but still want something hearty and delicious for your dinner.

The mozarella topping, golden and bubbling after a spell under the grill, makes this omelette almost pizza-esque (although I'd like to think that it's a lot healthier!), while the smoked ham gives it a fantastic flavour. And the best thing? It takes less than 10 minutes to cook.

Ingredients (per person):

4 eggs
Splash milk
Butter (for frying)
1/2 pack smoked ham, diced
100g ball cow's milk mozarella*, diced

Crack eggs into a bowl, add the milk, and whisk. Heat the butter in a large frying pan, and once sizzling, pour in the egg mixture.

Sprinkle the chopped ham on top, give the semi-solid omelette a little mix**, then place the mozarella pieces (evenly) over the omelette's surface.

Place the pan under a hot grill (with the handle poking well out of the door, unless you want to get burnt pulling it out!) until the mozarella cheese is golden and bubbly.

Serve with a size salad and (if you want it to be extra pizza-y) some marinara sauce on the side.

*I am normally a total buffalo mozarella snob, but the cow's milk version really does work better here as it is less 'wet'
**My trick: lift the edges of the omelette with a spatula and tilt the pan to allow any remaining liquid to come into contact with the hot pan