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Omelette whirls

Omelette whirls

Use up extra eggs and leftover items from your fridge in this thin rolled omelette.

They are best made one day in advance and chilled before slicing. If you have fresh herbs handy use them up, but don’t use dried as the flavours are too strong.
By Caroline Marson
Serves 24
Prep/Cook time: 20-30 minutes
Small filled omelette whirls

Ingredients

8 eggs
Fillings such as ham, olives, cream cheese, smoked salmon - whatever you have in your fridge
A little olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper
Fresh herbs such as parsley, tarragon, coriander or basil (optional)
Feel free to substitute for other dried or fresh herbs you have already - dried mixed herbs works just as well

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Recipe

  1. Make the omelettes one at a time. Mix one egg in a bowl, beat with a fork, add seasoning and herbs (if using).

  2. Heat the oil in pan about 15cm in diameter. Add the egg and tilt the pan so the egg covers the whole base of the pan, cook for about 45 seconds, then remove the omelette while the top’s still soft.

  3. Arrange the chosen fillings (see below) over two thirds of the omelette and roll up tight, starting from the filling end and ending at the empty omelette end to create a long barrel. Wrap tightly in cling film and chill in the fridge overnight. This will ensure the filling stays tightly within the omelette.

  4. To serve: unwrap the parcels and using a sharp knife, cut the rolled omelette into 3 cm barrels. Arrange on a serving plate.

  5. Suggested fillings include slices of ham and cream cheese, wafer slices of Parmesan cheese and chopped olives or cream cheese and smoked salmon.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days
Where to store
Fridge
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

Perfect portions

Use our portion calculator for a quick and simple way to check how much food to serve with this meal.

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