Three tiered Welsh omelette
Alison McSorley's three-tiered Welsh omelette was judged a winner by celebrity chef Paul Merrett in British Lion Eggs' Eggs Factor competition
Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 25-27 mins
What you need:
- 225g/8oz potatoes, peeled and diced
- 6 large Lion Quality Eggs
- 60ml/4 tbsp milk
- salt and ground black pepper
- 45ml/3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 leek, cleaned and sliced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 100g/4oz Caerphilly cheese, grated
- 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 60ml/4 tbsp chopped fresh herbs such as basil, coriander and thyme
What you do:
- Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 5 mins or until tender. Drain. Whilst the potatoes cook, beat the eggs with the milk and a little seasoning.
- Preheat the grill. Heat the 1 tbsp of oil in a medium non-stick frying pan, add the potatoes. leeks and onion and sauté for 3 mins. Pour a third of the egg mixture into the pan and cook for about 3 mins or until the base has set. Sprinkle over a quarter of the cheese and pop the pan under the grill. Cook for 1-2mins or until the top has set and cheese has melted. Transfer the omelette to a baking tray and keep warm.
- Add 1 tbsp of the oil to the frying pan, add the peppers and sauté for 2 mins. Add the tomatoes and sauté for a further 1 min. Pour in half the remaining egg and and cook for about 3 mins or until the base has set. Sprinkle over a quarter of the cheese and pop the pan under the grill. Cook for 1-2mins o or until the top has set and cheese has melted. Transfer the omelette to a baking tray and keep warm.
- Finally stir the herbs into the remaining egg. Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan, add the herby egg mixture and cook for 2mins. Pop under the grill for a further 1-2mins or until the top of the eggs have set. Remove from the heat.
- Place the pepper and tomato omelette onto a plate, top with the leek omelette and finally top with the herb omelette. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and pop back under the grill for 1-2 mins or until the cheese has melted. Serve in wedges with salad if liked.
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