I recently got a waffle maker as a present (you can see it on amazon.com). As much as I like kitchen gadgets, this was one that, if I’m honest, I didn’t really want. After all, waffles are generally fattening and unhealthy – especially once you add some whipped cream and syrup.
I didn’t want to seem ungrateful so I started looking for healthy things I could make with my new waffle cooker and was amazed and happy when I found this recipe for waffle maker omelets.
I love omelets but I must confess that, sometimes, I make a real mess of mine. I manage to cook one side perfectly, but then they end up being a bit too raw in the middle. Needless to say, undercooked eggs not only taste unpleasant, they can be dangerous too as they might contain salmonella.
Now, with this recipe, I create perfect omelets every time I make them. They’re perfect for breakfast but equally good for lunch too. Try them for yourself and see!
Quick note about Eggs
Eggs often get a bad rap in the media. They’re high in fat (good and bad fat explained here), high in cholesterol, and often linked to heart disease. The truth is that eggs are far from unhealthy, are very filling, and providing you buy good-quality eggs, they’re actually very good for you.
Eggs are loaded with protein, vitamins, and other beneficial nutrients. They’re also cheap, and a single egg only contains around 60-70 calories, but 6 grams of protein (the power of protein explained here).
Eggs are great any time of day, but, because they cook quickly, they are especially good for breakfast and, as this recipe shows, for lunch.
Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 5-10 minutes
Number of servings – 1
- 3 large, organic eggs
- Sea salt
- Ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of chopped ham or cooked bacon
- ¼ cup grated cheese e.g. cheddar
- 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped parsley
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk until blended. Add a little salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the ham, cheese, and parsley to the eggs
- Spray your waffle maker with oil to prevent sticking
- Pour the egg mixture into your waffle maker
- Cook on low for 4-5 minutes, or until the mixture turns golden brown, and is light and fluffy
- Serve immediately or, if you prefer, allow to cool and eat cold
Recipe and picture credits – Delish.com
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