My partner surprised me this morning with this breakfast experiment!
They were very tasty and now we want to experiment with other fillings: mushroom? cheese? spring onions? spinach? perhaps something sweet? We’ll see!
Eggs (2 per person)
Takes about 30 minutes.
Turn the oven on to about 180C
Slice the bacon rashers in small pieces, and fry in a pan
Beat the eggs with a dash of milk so it’s a bit more liquid than an omelette
Add some pepper
Mix in the fried bacon
Mix everything thoroughly
Place in the muffin cases – we used silicon cases but I reckon it should work with any other type of case!
And place in the tray
Put in the oven
Bake for about 20 minutes or until you see they start to get colour
Take them off the oven and the cases and serve.
We had them with a slice of toasted bread and a cup of STRONG breakfast tea 💪🏼
Also, even if they look very tall in the picture, they will deflate really quickly as they cool down. Just like other egg souffles…
Funny fact: I had been meaning to bake this type of muffins for a while, and I finally got round to buy these cases this week, but I hadn’t had time to even unpack them yet. And there goes my partner this morning searching for a suitable recipient for the experiment… and voilà! I produce these cases out of my bag, as if per ✨magic✨!
This morning I set out with the grand plan of making a delicious coucou, but I didn’t quite succeed. I was too cautious with the amount of herbs, added way less than I should have and so I ended up with a herby omelette, but actually that’s not a bad thing either!
Eggs (about 2-3 per person)
Oil for frying
For reference, these are the herbs I used, before slicing them. Way too little!
Takes about 30 minutes, for 2 people.
Wash the herbs and remove any mushy bit if any. We want the best herbs for this!
Then slice them sort of finely, with a knife or scissors, whatever is easier.
I used already roasted hazelnuts, but if yours aren’t, lightly roast them now using a pan on a low heat, until they acquire some colour (I’m assuming you’re using hazelnuts without their skin on!).
Crush the hazelnuts. I used a pestle and mortar.
In a bowl, prepare the eggs: beat them until the yolks and whites are mixed.
Add a generous amount of oil to a pan, then set on a high heat. When it’s hot, add the spring onions first as they’re the sturdiest of the set. Reduce the heat a bit. Stir to avoid burning the onions.
When the onions are soft, add the chives, stir and wait until they get soft too.
Add the parsley and dill, stir.
Add the hazelnuts.
Add the beaten eggs, mix everything nicely.
Set a flat, wide dish aside. Oil it so it becomes a non-adherent dish. We’ll use it to flip the omelette!
Using a spatula try to separate the omelette from the sides of the pan. When it stops breaking apart and seems pretty solid underneath, it’s time to flip it.
Lift the pan from the heat, place it over the oiled dish and quickly flip it so the top bit is underneath now
Lightly oil the pan again
Using the spatula to kindly push, slide the omelette from the dish back to the pan. Holding the pan handle, give it a horizontal shake so the omelette stays flat and contents are nicely distributed (sometimes they can fold)
You might need to flip the omelette a couple more times, just make sure it doesn’t get TOO dry
And eat it!
I served it with one of the pitta breads from Thursday’s halloumi experiment, which I toasted, sliced and infused with really great Spanish olive oil and some pepper and salt, plus also a few cute tiny tomatoes, because why not?
So, not exactly the kind of very green dish I thought I’d produce, but not bad either! It smelled and tasted great.
These sandwiches are impossible to eat without making a mess, but they’re really delicious. The first time my partner made them, I requested we had them again the next day! 😋
We normally make them as rolls, using tortilla wraps, but today I was feeling innovative and went for pitta breads.
Pitta bread or tortilla wraps or similar
Optional: olives for extra juiciness
Slice the halloumi and fry it in a pan until it takes some colour. Initially it might be quite watery, the colour will start showing up once the water evaporates. Then leave aside.
In parallel, have a veggie washing and slicing party. It should eventually look like this, ready to be assembled in your bread or tortilla:
Captain Obvious says: If you’re using pitta breads, you’ll have to slice them open before you put the ingredients in ✌🏻
Place the flattest ingredients first: cucumber, halloumi. Then the rest.
Add a little olive oil, and they’re ready to be eaten!
This is such a great combination of amazing flavours. Also, I will use this opportunity to say that halloumi cheese is one of the best things in Earth 🌟🌍🌟 … possibly one of humankind’s greatest achievements too!