Are you looking for a delicious, easy and healthy twist to your usual breakfast? Then look no further than this delicious carrot omelette recipe!
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flavourful carrot omelette
This nutritious spin on your favorite breakfast and brunch staple incorporates the goodness of carrots and is bound to turn your everyday breakfast into a wonderful morning delight. Carrots are packed with essential nutrients and also add a delightful crunch to your meal.
I particularly like to make this carrot and egg omelette for our breakfasts, as it is a clever way to have my kids eat their veggies.
reasons to love this recipe
There are so many reasons to love this easy carrot omelet recipe! Here are a few of them:-
- Carrot omelettes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and even dinner!
- Delicious, quick and easy to make, and protein-packed.
- Suitable for most diets.
- Customizable - feel free to use your favorite toppings; from bacon, Parmesan or mozzarella cheese, potatoes, cabbage, or your favorite vegetables!
This is a summary of the ingredients you will need to make this recipe, as well as possible options for substitution. See the full measurements in the recipe card provided below.
Here is what you will need:-
- vegetables - a carrot, bell pepper and a few stalks of spring onion (here, you can also use red, yellow or white onion).
- cooking oil - use olive oil, or your preferred choice of cooking oil.
- milk (optional, not pictured) - you can also use water, lemon juice or heavy cream.
- salt and pepper, to taste.
how to make a carrot omelette
This segment summarises how to make an egg and carrot omelette, with step-by-step photos. You will find the detailed instructions provided in the recipe card below.
You want to start by gathering all your ingredients, as this will help you run a clear and smooth cooking experience. Beat eggs, carrot, spring onion, milk, bell pepper, and salt until uniform.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan (here, you want to use a good pan to prevent the carrot omelet from sticking).
Pour in the egg mixture and reduce the heat to low. Allow the omelette to set for 1 minute, then move the edges towards the center and tilt the pan to allow runny eggs to flow into the pan.
Cook on low for another 2-3 minutes, fold the carrot omelette, and transfer it to a plate. Sprinkle with black pepper, and serve.
I think you will agree with me when I say that an omelette is one of those dishes that you can enjoy with just about anything! Below are some of the ways you can enjoy this omelette:-
- Rice - it pairs up well with all sorts of rice dishes! I particularly love to serve it with my air fryer basmati rice, as it is very easy to make.
- Add it to salads - serve it alongside a simple green salad or mixed veggie salad with a light vinaigrette.
- Bread - top it on fresh, toasted bread, or garlic bread.
- Potatoes - air fryer potato wedges, French fries, oven-baked or air fryer roast potatoes, and so much more!
tips for making the best carrot omelette
Here are a few useful tips to help you nail this recipe:-
- Prepare your ingredients in advance: because, omelettes cook very fast, you don't want them overcooking before you have all your ingredients cleaned and chopped!
- Non-stick pan: use a good quality, non-stick pan.
- Fluffy eggs - for fluffy eggs, try whisking the egg whites separately before carefully folding these to the beaten yolks.
- Black pepper - adding black pepper early on in the cooking process when making omelettes can cause it to pool at the bottom and give the omelette an uneven and dark-ish appearance. For this reason, I recommend adding it last.
- Heat - cook at a low heat to prevent your omelette from browing too quickly.
When it comes to enhancing your carrot omelet, there's a wide variety of toppings you can add. I like topping mine with some mozzarella cheese or crispy bacon, for some extra protein.
Some other topping options you might consider include:
- Cheese: Crumbled feta, shredded cheddar, or grated Parmesan can add a creamy, savory element to your carrot omelette.
- Herbs: Fresh parsley, cilantro, or dill can give an aromatic boost and intensify the overall flavor.
- Proteins: Sautéed mushrooms, grilled shrimp, diced ham, rotisserie or shredded boiled chicken drumsticks, or crumbled bacon can make your omelette more filling and satisfying.
- Veggies: diced and cooked potatoes, sliced avocado, diced tomato, shredded cabbage, or chopped spinach can contribute additional nutrients and a pop of color.
refrigeration and freezing
Do you love your leftovers as much as I do? Then you know that preserving your omelette in a way that maintains its quality and taste is key! The good news is, you can keep your leftover omelette in the fridge or freezer, as follows:-
- Refrigeration - allow the carrot omelette to cool down to room temperature after cooking. This prevents condensation that may result in your omelette becoming soggy. Next, place the omelette in an airtight container to protect it from any contaminants or odors present in your fridge. This will help maintain its freshness and flavor. Finally, store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Freezing - to freeze, first allow your carrot omelette to cool to room temperature. Wrap each omelette individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to protect it from frost and freezer burn (this will also make it easy to thaw and reheat individual portions as needed). Next, keep the wrapped omelette in an airtight container labelled with best-by dates and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To use, warm the omelette in the microwave for 15-30 seconds, or allow it to thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating, if warming from frozen.
frequently asked questions
The following tips are useful in helping prevent your omelette from sticking to the pan.
. Use a non-stick pan or a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet.
. Add a small amount of butter or oil to the pan before adding the egg mixture.
. Use a silicone spatula to gently lift the edges of the omelette and prevent it from sticking.
. Cook the omelette over low heat to prevent it from burning or sticking to the pan.
No, milk is not necessary. You can use water, heavy cream, lemon juice, or leave out the liquids altogether.
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- 2-3 medium-sized eggs
- 2 stalks spring onion - scallions
- ½ medium-sized carrot - peeled and diced or grated (or 3 Tbsp)
- 2 tablespoon milk (optional)
- ¼ bell pepper - diced
- pinch of salt (or more, to taste)
- pinch of black pepper (or more, to taste)
- 1-2 teaspoon cooking oil
- Gather your ingredients. Crack the eggs into a bowl, and add the carrot, spring onion, milk, bell pepper, and salt. Use a fork or whisk to beat the eggs until they achieve a uniform consistency.2-3 medium-sized eggs, 2 stalks spring onion - scallions, ½ medium-sized carrot - peeled and diced or grated, 2 tablespoon milk, ¼ bell pepper - diced, pinch of salt
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan or cast-iron skillet on the stovetop under medium heat.1-2 teaspoon cooking oil
- Pour the beaten egg mixture into the pan and reduce the heat to a low.
- Allow the omelette to set for just about a minute then use your spatula to move the edges towards the center. This will leave some spaces in the pan; allow the runny eggs to flow into the spaces by slightly tilting your pan or skillet.
- Cook for another 2-3 minutes, switch off the heat, and use a spatula to carefully fold the carrot omelet. Transfer it to a plate sprinkle with black pepper, and serve.pinch of black pepper
- Prepare your ingredients in advance : because omelettes cook very fast, you don't want them overcooking before you have all your ingredients cleaned and chopped!
- Non-stick pan: use a good quality, non-stick pan.
- Fluffy eggs - for fluffy eggs, try whisking the egg whites separately before carefully folding these into the beaten yolks and veggie mixture.