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The Christmas Leftovers Omelette

That’s it; turkey almost finished, Christmas cards no longer coming through the post at a rate of knots, telly offerings returning to their usual dullness (although I can’t say much for the festive entertainment TV-wise this year). This is December 27th, not Boxing Day, not quite time to go back to work, I’m in limbo.

SThe Christmas Leftovers Omeletteo naturally, this morning I attempted to cure my longing for Christmas magic with a spot of breakfast. We had some roasties left over in the fridge and if there’s anything I’ve learned in my time on this earth it’s that all leftovers go great with egg. Therefore an omelette I did make.

I happened to have parsnips, potatoes and sprouts to muck about with and used roughly the amount you see in this bowl. This recipe is to be used as an extremely rough guide, I’ve filled mine with stilton and rosemary jelly, but if you had brie and cranberry sauce knocking about then throw that in there instead. Anyway, on with the instructions.

2 eggs, beaten
leftover roast veg (I used a handful sprouts, two potatoes and a parsnip)
1 tbsp chilli oil (or cooking oil of your choice)
handful leftover cheese (I used stilton)
a few tablespoons of your Christmas condiment (I used rosemary jelly)

  1. Chop your veg into small chunks and fry in a non-stick pan with the chilli oil. You don’t want to crisp it up too much, just warm it through.
  2. Add the beaten egg and just leave to cook until the underside is done.
  3. Pop the pan under the grill for about 20 seconds, then remove and add the cheese and condiment and whack it back under the heat again until the egg is cooked and the cheese is bubbling.
  4. Take it out from under the grill and flip one half over the other to get the neatest half-moon you’ve ever seen. Note here – I know putting it under the grill is cheating and bad omelette etiquette in general, but it makes such a difference to how beautiful the shape is and I’m a big ol’ rule breaker.Β 

The Christmas Leftovers Omelette

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, mine was simply wonderful. I’ll see if I can put together a post on it at some point but until then I’m off to write some thank you notes and wallow in general despair at the prospect of January.

Your track recommendation for this recipe is Christmas Lights by Coldplay which has surprisingly grown on me this year.

Thanks for reading x


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