Daily Archives: 10 October 2011

Eggs, the Student Staple?

Eggs, the student staple?

As many youngsters embark on life at university, full of excitement and anticipation, many parents will worry about their wellbeing and particularly if they are eating properly!

Over the years I have many phone calls from anxious parents asking for copies of the Dairy Book of Home Cookery to pack up along with the bumper packs of loo roll.

Though many are sceptical about students cooking, they may be surprised to know that many do.

My student-speciality was broccoli topped with chopped tomatoes and grated Cheddar (let’s hope student skills have improved since my day!)

There are several student cooking blogs, Facebook pages and even a dedicated website www.studentcooking.tv.

Uni-goers, of course, are always on a budget and for economical reasons (even if it is only to save more beer money!) home cooking may be essential. Eggs are the frugal cook’s best friend as they are so cheap yet versatile. They should grace any students’ fridge alongside the mouldy carrots and crate of lager.

Coincidently, this week is National Egg Week – so let’s celebrate the magic of the egg with recipes from www.wakeuptoeggs.co.uk or the 2012 Dairy Diary, from which this delicious omelette is taken.

 

Green Omelette from Dairy Diary 2012

Green Omelette
A delicious watercress omelette made in just 10 minutes

Recipe taken from 2012 Dairy Diary.

 

 

 

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Green Omelette

A delicious watercress omelette made in just 10 minutes

Green Omelette from Dairy Diary 2012Serves 1 Time 10 mins
Calories 442 per portion
Fat 41g of which 20.9g is saturated
Suitable for vegetarians

Watercress 25g (1oz), finely chopped, plus extra to serve
Soft cheese 25g (1oz)
Single cream 1 tbsp
Eggs 2 Milk 2 tsp
Butter 15g (½oz)
Chunky oven chips to serve, optional

1 Mix watercress with soft cheese, cream and a little pepper.

2 In a separate bowl and using a fork, lightly beat eggs and milk with some freshly ground black pepper.

3 Melt butter in a small frying pan over a fairly high heat. When frothing, pour in eggs. Lightly fork to centre of pan for about 3 minutes, or until all mixture has set underneath but top remains slightly runny. Remove from heat.

4 Spoon filling in centre and fold omelette over. Turn on to a warm plate, garnish with watercress and serve with chunky oven chips, if desired

Recipe taken from 2012 Dairy Diary.

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