Being able to chuck a bunch of ingredients together and create something delicious isn’t so much a skill as a way of thinking. When cooking, I enjoy getting creative, using recipes only for inspiration. I find sticking to recipes tedious and restrictive and always find myself deviating.
Understanding your own cooking style can help make your kitchen time more enjoyable and efficient. When I took Fisher & Paykel’s online quiz WHAT’S YOUR COOKING STYLE? I was branded the Freestyler. Find out what type of cooking style you have by taking the quiz quick here.
Thanks to Fisher & Paykel, I’ve created a series of throw-together recipes that celebrate the Freestyler approach to cooking. If you enjoy this recipe and this style of cooking, please check out the other recipes in this series.
Throw-together recipe #3
This is a easy, naturally gluten-free omelette for one that is good for any meal of the day. I make this style of omelette at least once a week and I like how each one can be customised without fuss. We’re not picky eaters, but given the choice, ‘The Koala’ will have bacon or sausage while I prefer hot smoked salmon. Buttery mushrooms is a great vegetarian option too.
Meats like sausage or bacon must be cooked before use and I like to arrange these on top at the end. Vegetables can be chopped, diced, or sliced – whichever you prefer. I also like to pre-cook vegetables such as courgette and mushroom because they are so nice with a little sear, but this is entirely up to you.
I make non-folded omelettes for symmetry but a Freestyler can do as they please. I haven’t given quantities, but the hero, ingredients and toppings should combine to roughly 1 cup of ingredients.
To cook this omelette you will need a 20cm non-stick frying pan with a lid (use a 25-30cm plate if you don’t have one).
- 2 or 3 eggs
- salt and pepper
- butter or oil
- a splash of milk
Freestyler hero (pick 1)
- pork and fennel sausage
- smoked salmon
Freestyler ingredients (pick 1 or 2)
- red onion
Toppings (pick 1 or 2)
- cherry tomatoes
- fresh herbs or spring onion
- Crack eggs into a bowl, add milk, salt and pepper and beat with a whisk or fork.
- Heat a little butter or oil in a 20cm frying pan on medium heat.
- Once hot, pour in beaten egg, cover with lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the egg is almost set.
- Place your choice of chopped/sliced Freestyler ingredients on top in a single layer and top with grated cheese (if using) and carefully flip the omelette over. Reduce heat to low and cook uncovered for a further 3 minutes.
- Carefully turn omelette onto a round dinner plate so that the ingredients side is facing up.
- Arrange Freestyler Hero and toppings on top. Serve immediately.
This post was made possible thanks to Fisher & Paykel. All opinions, recipes and photographs are my own.