French herb omelette with shredded ham recipe

  • Serves 1
  • 10 mins to prepare and 8 mins to cook
  • 450 calories / serving
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Steam the beans for 4-5 mins or until tender, then remove and set aside.

Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl, then stir in the herbs, some pepper and a little salt. You will be adding some ham later - so may not need much salt.

Heat a 20cm diameter non-stick frying pan and drop in a small knob of butter. As the butter sizzles, pour the egg mixture into the pan, scatter over the cheese, then bring the mix in from the sides of the pan as it is starting to set a little, to create big, soft folds.

Give a stir, leave to cook briefly, then stir again, letting the raw egg come in from the sides of the pan. While the eggs are still slightly soft on top, scatter over the beans and ham. When the omelette is a light golden brown underneath and the eggs softly set on top, roll it over and over using a palette knife to help if you wish (or simply fold in half). Tilt the pan and let the omelette slide out onto a serving plate. Serve immediately with crusty bread.

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  • Ingredients

  • 25g green beans, ends trimmed, halved lengthways
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1tbsp snipped chives
  • 1tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1tsp chopped tarragon
  • small knob of butter
  • 25g finely grated gruyère
  • 25g roast ham, preferably off the bone, shredded
  • crusty bread, to serve
  • Energy 1870kj 450kcal 22%
  • Fat 34g 48%
  • Saturates 14g 69%
  • Sugars 1g 1%
  • Salt 1.9g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 1.5g Protein 34.7g Fibre 1.1g


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