Shaken Vegetable Omelette

18 Jun

Mini-Chefs 1st attempt to crack an egg herself

Mini-Chef and I attempted this recipe together for the first time on Thursday, before now it’s been me cooking and her watching.  Cracking the eggs was a lesson in itself, it started with the first two falling on the floor and the next three been thrown into a bowl by mini-Chef with a lot of shell following closely by, but we persevered and got there in the end.  She chose a mix of cooked vegetables to put in the omelette and a handful of cheese. 

For this recipe we use Lakeland Boilbags as they are a lot sturdier than sandwich bags, which depending on the brand have been known to leak when boiling.

Ingredients (Makes 1 Omelette)

Boil Bag or Strong Sandwich Bag

2 Eggs

Handful of chopped mixed vegetables (these can be chosen by the child – we are using peas, carrots and cauliflower)

50g Grated Cheese

2 Tablespoons of Milk


Crack two eggs into a reusable boiling bag or strong sandwich bag

Close Bag at the top with a knot or a sandwich bag tie and squish the eggs with your hands – this is great fun for little hands to help with

Re-open the bag and add the vegetables, cheese and milk (or the fillings of your choice) – letting your children helps with this part gives them ownership of their meal and can really help fussy eaters to try new things

Re-close the bag and shake to mix well – we have a little ‘shake shake’ song we sing at this point!

Squeeze any excess air out of the bag and ensure it is tightly closed

Place into a pan of boiling water

Tucking into her creation

Cook for 10-15mins (until all the liquid has disappeared)

Remove from the water with and open carefully (mind the steam)


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