If you’re not a Gavin and Stacey fan, then you won’t get the title of this post. Basically, there’s a character called Gwen, she’s Welsh and she makes a lot of omelettes. That’s what this post is about. Omelettes, not Gwen.

I always think omelettes make the perfect lunch. They’re easy to make, usually pretty healthy, they use up all your leftover about-to-go-off veg, and they taste pretty good too. Here’s the one I made for lunch today:

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 4 eggs
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • a handful of mange-tout
  • a handful of chopped/grated cheese


Chop the onion and garlic and fry it on a low/medium heat until the onion is soft.

Chop the mange-tout and add them and the tomatoes to the onions.


While these are frying, crack the eggs into a bowl, add a splash of water and whisk.

Once the tomatoes have gone slightly squishy, pour over the egg and make sure it’s evenly spread.

Add the chunks of cheese (or grated cheese if you prefer)


Let the omelette cook on a low heat. Use a spatula to make sure the sides don’t stick or burn.


Once it has firmed up, use the spatula to divide it into quarters then flip each quarter and cook the other side for 1 minute. Alternatively, you can whack the whole thing under a pre-heated grill for a couple of minutes to cook the top.

Voila! A lovely, healthy and filling lunch. Or dinner. Or breakfast. It’s not the most elegant or visually-pleasing recipe, and if you’re big on presentation then good luck with this one. It is however, a delightful dish, and a really easy one to make.

What do you think of this recipe? What’s your favourite thing to put in an omelette?

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