Watercress omelette

Remember the sopa de agriao that I made last week? To make it, I bought quite a lot of watercress and, by Wednesday, it was starting to droop and look sad. What could I do? Unfortunately I really, really can’t eat fresh watercress. It’s way too strong; a hundred times worse than strong arugula!

I stood there, watching the sad watercress, and then noticed that it looked quite a lot like spinach. And spinach is something that I’m more used to using.

So I made an omelette.

And it was good.

ingredients

While you’re following the next steps, heat a small pot with a tiny bit of water, salt and the watercress and let it wilt on a low fire. Very little water; very low fire.

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Start by heating your ham and onion on a non-stick pan

I used frozen onion and ham because that’s what I had (just in case you noticed something strange in the photo)

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when the onion starts to become translucent, add either white wine or beer.

I used beer for the first time and the omelette had a very different, strange, malty taste. I liked it.

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When the wine or the beer has evaporated, it’s ready.

Mix it into the eggs, that you’ve gently whipped with milk, salt and pepper.

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Now add the watercress and keep on mixing
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beautiful
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Pour everything into the non-stick pan (the same one. If you need to, drizzle a little bit of olive oil). Spread out the solid ingredients so that they are well distributed.
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After about 3 mins (depending on how much omelette you have) turn it and turn the heat off. Leave it in the pan and it will keep on cooking without burning.
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Done! Doesn’t it look festive and pretty?
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I like my omelette with a diced tomato salad, with basil, salt and pepper. Simple but a perfect combination of flavours. Mayo would have been good to but I only just thought of that!

This is an omelette I will definitely make again!

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3 Comments on “Watercress omelette

  1. Quindi water cress e cress sono due piante diverse? Io compro quelle vaschette di germogli che spesso hanno entrambi i nomi, ma sono più piccoli di quelli che hai usato tu, e lo chiamo crescione.

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    • Penso che siano uguali, ma nella vaschettina sono i germogli e quelli che ho usato io sono le piante cresciute!

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