Cooking an Irish Omelette
Looking for something new to try with those leftover boiled, baked or mashed potatoes? With this delicious recipe, straight from the heart of Ireland, you’ll be able to turn those troublesome taters into a whole new dish which is...
Looking for something new to try with those leftover boiled, baked or mashed potatoes? With this delicious recipe, straight from the heart of Ireland, you’ll be able to turn those troublesome taters into a whole new dish which is quick simple and incredibly tasty!
The Irish omelette is a filling dish that you can get creative with, where you can add your favourite ingredients to produce a custom dish that is perfect serving as a single dish or as part of a family meal. The versatile nature of omelettes and potatoes mean you can serve this dish with almost anything; topped with cheese for a lusciously creamy omelette, or a side of bacon to create a mouth watering breakfast dish, certain to keep you energised throughout the day!
As a bonus, this dish is extremely affordable. Making great use of left over potatoes and turning them into a new tasty dish can save you plenty of money to spend on your Irish style kitchen, should the omelette makes a regular appearance in your home!
Here’s what you’ll need to cook up this grand dish.
- 4 large eggs, whites and yolks separated
- 1 large potato, cooked and mashed
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of fresh, chopped chives
- 2 teaspoons of butter
- Salt and pepper
As a quick note before we begin, if you are not using leftover mash potatoes then you will need to prepare mash before following any of these steps. Cook your mash with shredded cabbage for the full Irish experience!
First, separate the egg whites from the yolks, being careful not to burst the yolk into the white. Once separated, beat the yolks until they are smooth and well mixed. Then, mix your yolks to the mashed potato (remember, 4 eggs per 1 potato, increase as appropriate if you’re cooking for the family) and mix thoroughly, and adding the teaspoon of lemon juice, tablespoon of chives, salt and pepper to the mix once properly stirred.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold the egg whites into the potato mixture. Next, melt the butter in a non-stick skillet or omelette pan over a low to medium heat and add your omelette mixture to the pan.
Cook the omelette on both sides until golden (3-5 minutes), then place the pan under the grill or broiler, to finish cooking and give the omelette a delicious, puffy finish. Add a personal touch such as diced ham or cream cheese and serve immediately.
Here we have a perfect taste of Ireland and a great way to make good use of leftover potatoes! Remember to add a personal touch to this dish and make it your own.
Blogger Daniel Travis – Brown is all too familiar with the perfect Irish omelette, he cooks them up all week when managing and writing for the company blog over at Bathshack Bathrooms in Ireland! You can find Dan on Twitter @DanTravisBrown for updates on latest articles, news and competitions!