Monday 15 April 2013

#EggMainsInMinutes Blogger Challenge : Goat's Cheese & Ham Spanish Omelette

I love a good blogger challenge, especially when I'm on holiday and have plenty of time to get involved. This one was actually very simple - join in with the BritMums Main Meals Linky Challenge with your favourite egg recipe. They'll even send a copy of the classic cook book Eggs by Michel Roux to the first 100 bloggers to take part (so what are you waiting for?!).

Well, here's a recipe we eat very often at The Madhouse. Spanish Omelette, or Tortillas if you prefer. The beauty of Spanish Omelettes (or any omelettes, come to that) is that they are a great meal to throw together with whatever you have in the fridge. Red and green peppers, onions, mushrooms, ham, bacon, grated cheese, cooked chicken, spring onions ... they've all been tried and tested as Spanish Omelette ingredients but I'm sure there are many other options that would work just as well too.

Here's what we made this time, as it was what was in the fridge :

Goat's Cheese & Ham Spanish Omelette

ingredients : for 4 servings

4 eggs
milk or cream or a mixture of both
2 medium potatoes, unpeeled (or leftover boiled potatoes)
2 slices of ham
1 onion
100g goat's cheese
a drizzle of olive oil
optional : a pinch of any of the following - salt, black pepper, garlic granules, oregano, chilli flakes

Wash the potatoes and chop them into smallish chunks. Fry over a gentle heat for 10 minutes until they are slightly firm but cooked all the way through. Add the roughly chopped ham and stir into the potatoes. 

In a pint glass, beat the eggs, season if desired and fill the glass to the top with milk. Gently stir and pour into the frying pan. Dot with chunks of goat's cheese.Turn the heat up high and as the outer edge turns solid, drag runny egg mixture from the centre to the edge. When it's all fairly set, push it towards the centre so that it's about the size of a plate.

This is the slightly hairy part where it could all go horribly wrong, so I always do it over the sink to be on the safe side ! Off the heat, place a plate over the omelette, put your hand on top of the plate and flip the whole thing over. The middle part may well stick to the pan, just use a fish slice to scrape it off and fill the hole in the omelette on the plate.

Carefully slide it from the plate back into the pan (add a little extra olive oil first if it has started sticking) and cook the other side for a few minutes.

It can be eaten warm with tomatoes and salad, or sliced into cubes and eaten cold (so it's ideal packed lunch food).

For more egg-themed recipe ideas, you might like to check out the Main Meals in Minutes website :

Disclosure : This post is an entry for the #eggmainsinminutes Linky on BritMums, sponsored by British Lion Eggs - head over to to find out more.

Other blogposts you may be interested in :

Madhouse recipe : Strawberry & Mango Cobbler


  1. I love omelettes, and this recipe sounds great. Haven't seen the challenge, will have to put my thinking cap on.

  2. Yummy is the word. Commenting for BritMums

  3. Well done on your win Cheryl, very well deserved :)

    1. Thank you, I found out just before heading off to work this morning so it was a great start to the day :)


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