Monday, August 23, 2010

Lovely homegrown food - Courgette flower omelette with tomatoes

I arrived back from my holidays today, to a glut of yellow courgettes that when picked looked like this :

That's quite a mound huh ? I've no idea what I will do with them all yet ... as you will see from previous posts  I have already made 'Courgette Woteva' (Vegetarian Tagine with couscous), Courgette and Lemon cake, Courgette salad and even Courgette Chutney.. and I put a load in the freezer before I went away... but I am sure I will come up with something.

In the meantime, I was desperate to eat some courgette flowers. The flowers are a new ingredient for me, and I had thought they would all be gone by the time I got back, so I was overjoyed when I got back to see some flowers remaining. This is what I did :

2 eggs - lightly beaten
Salt and Pepper
A splash of milk
1 spring onion (scallion) chopped finely
2tbsp low fat cheese finely grated (not big chunks of cheese)
3 courgette flowers (stamens removed) pulled into strips length ways where they naturally separate

1. Switch the grill on to heat up.
2. I took some homegrown tomatoes brushed them with olive oil and placed them under the grill.
3. Meanwhile, all of the above ingredients were added to a bowl and lightly whisked. In a frying pan I then added a teaspoon of PURE soy margarine (which I always use in cooking and baking but any other oil, margarine or butter will do) and turned on the flame.
4. Once the PURE soy margarine was melted I added the egg mixture to the pan. I used a non-stick frying pan, but still moved the egg mixture around a little bit. Once the egg mixture looked set around the edges, I placed the frying pan under the grill. I watched the grill until the eggs looked just set and some of the cheese had started to brown.
5. I then removed the frying pan and flipped the omelette onto the plate and folded it over.
6. The homegrown tomatoes were the accompaniment.

This is one of the most quickest, simplest and flavorsome meals I have ever made. I just wish I had started making them a long time ago... Bon Appetit..


  1. My son just came inside with a little handfull of tomatoes... and I told him we could make an omlette tomorrow!! Thank you for sharing today @ Prairie Story Recipe Swap.

  2. Oooh that looks amazing! I love anything with eggs!

  3. Thank you both for your comments. I loved taking part in the recipe swap - what a fantastic idea! I hope you enjoy your omelette making. KG


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