Annabel Karmel's ratatouille omelette recipe

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Pack your omelettes full of healthy veg with this ratatouille omelette recipe from Annabel Karmel. Follow along in our step-by-step video to get it perfect every time

ratatouille omelette
  • Vegetarian
Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap

A great weekend breakfast idea that all the family will love, packed with healthy veggies.

Annabel Karmel's ratatouille (opens in new tab) omelette starts off just like a classic ratatouille. It has a delicious rainbow of bright red peppers, green courgettes and purple aubergine. But once the vegetables are all softened down and cooked through you set them aside and prepare an omelette. The ratatouille then becomes a topping for the eggs, before you pop it under the grill for a few minutes to cook through. Like many of Annabel's recipes, it's really easy to create - great for novice chefs. Plus kids will love the flavours. Watch our video for a step-by-step guide.

Ingredients

  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • Half aubergine, sliced
  • 1 small courgette, sliced
  • Half red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 x 200g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped
  • A knob of butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tomato deseeded and diced
  • 30g parmesan, grated
  • 30g gruyere cheese, grated

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and aubergine and gently fry for 5 to 6 minutes until the aubergine and onion are starting to soften. Add the courgette and pepper and continue to fry for another 5 minutes, turning the vegetables. Add the garlic and fry for one minute. Add the tomatoes and season.
  2. Simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables are just soft. Add the basil.
  3. Melt the butter in a small, ovenproof omelette pan. Mix the eggs and milk together and season. Pour into the pan. Smooth the vegetables on top.
  4. Cook on the hob over a medium heat until the edges are firm but the Place under a hot grill for about 4 minutes or until lightly golden and the middle is cooked. Slide onto a plate. Serve with salad.

Top tip for ratatouille omelette

Don't use eggs straight from the fridge to make an omelette. Allow them to heat up to room temperature before use, otherwise they can cook unevenly.

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Annabel Karmel
Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel MBE is a chef and author of over 40 cookbooks based on nutrition, and cooking for babies, children and families. With her career spanning over 25 years she has pioneered the way families feed their babies and children all the world over.