I am passionate about teaching my boys life skills and for me a big part of that is cooking. I aim to give them the skills in the kitchen to read recipes, prepare food and cook and bake meals from scratch. At eight and nine, they are pretty handy already and vegetable stuffed omelette is a great recipe for kids as they are do it all themselves.
Vegetable stuffed Omelette
- 2 tbsp . olive oil
- 1 red onion diced
- 100 g Mushrooms sliced
- 1 small red pepper diced
- 1 small green pepper diced
- black pepper
- 8 eggs
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 60 g cheddar cheese grated
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1 tsp . paprika
Sizzle the veggies…
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the veggies till soft and golden. Season with black pepper then set to one whilst you sort the other bits.
Get cracking with the omelettes …
Crack 2 eggs in a bowl and give them a whisk up.
Add a drizzle of oil to a medium sized frying pan and go in with the egg mix.
Swirl it round the pan to get a nice even coating.
As is cooks gently push the outside edges into the centre to let the still runny egg move out to the edges.
When the omelette is just set sprinkle over some of the tomatoes and cheese.
When the cheese is nice and oozy you’re good to go, pile in some of that sautéed veg, fold over and tip onto serving plate.
Do exactly the same to knock up the remaining omelettes and serve topped with sliced avocado and a sprinkle of paprika.
It helps to think about the fact that children will be preparing the meal when buying the ingredients with them. This recipe called for mushrooms and we picked large flat mushrooms as they are much easy for the boys to handle and cut, rather than small ones.
Tip: There is nothing wrong in using frozen vegetables. We have frozen sliced peppers in the freezer and used them in this recipe. Frozen onions are also great for kids too as they don’t get sore eyes when chopping them
We have moved on to real knives, but I drum in to the boys about knife safety. Before this we used salad knives and childrens knives from The Pampered Chef.
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The boys did a really good job with their vegetable stuffed omelette. They were delicious and they will certainly be making them again.
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