Smoked Cheese And Bacon Omelette – a simple but delicious supper idea:
I’ve been sent samples of some delicious Applewood Spreadable Smoked Cheese to try – enough to create a few interesting recipe ideas that I hoped would be both healthy and tasty and of course suitable for an an active teenager. Having to feed my 15 year old as well as myself makes some things easier – I can cook enough for two portions, and if I cook it well then she usually takes the bigger plate which helps save my waistline a bit. While I’m not really a cordon bleu cook, I do enjoy messing around in the kitchen and making interesting things for us to eat!
We both like omelettes, so I thought I would try a mix of the smoked cheese and bacon. High in calcium and protein – it promised to taste good too.
- 6 Medium Eggs
- 8 medium slices Bacon Rashers Or Pancetta pieces
- 1 dash Millk
- 1 knob Butter
- Half box Applewood Smoked Cheese Spread
- Cut the bacon into pieces and fry until cooked.
- Beat the eggs with a dash of milk in a suitable bowl. You can use a regular fork.
- Microwave half a tub of Applewood Spreadable for 30-60 seconds, until it melts. Pour this into the egg mix and beat vigourously so that the mix becomes smooth
- Add the fried bacon bits to the mix and mix in well. You should have a thickish mix, with all the Applewood Cheese smoothly blended into the mix.
- Heat a frying pan (use the one you used for the bacon bits to save washing!) and add a knob of butter if you want to aid frying. When hot, spoon in the omelette mix, making sure you get a good mix of the egg and the bacon bits that usually sink to the bottom of the bowl when not being stirred. If using the whole mix in one frying pan then just pour it all in.
- Fry until the top starts to look cooked and then flip it over (toss if you dare) to quickly brown the other side of the omelette and then serve on a plate. Garnish with greenery if you want to as this adds an extra colour. Enjoy
The ability to really whisk the Applewood Spreadable cheese into the egg mix gives a fluffyness to the cooked omelette, but does not add any of the normal cheese ‘stringyness’, making it easy to cut and not too messy to eat.
The choice of pancetta or bacon is really down to how much of a smoked bacon taste you want; for me the pancetta version of the above was very delicate and needed something extra to bring out the full flavours.
Verdict from my daughter: big fluffy mouthfuls, nicely filling, but could I add some red-peppers next time to add a bit more colour. Hmmmm… no pleasing some people.