This Learn to Cook section has been put together to help give you the information and knowledge needed, to develop the confidence and basic skills required to begin making more recipes and meals at home from scratch for you and your family.
Being able to cook from scratch at home is the single biggest positive and lasting change we can make to our diets and overall lifestyles. It gives us control over what goes into our meals, saves money and provides one of THE most important life skills that we can pass onto our children, other family members and friends. Once we have mastered the basics of preparing and cooking simple ingredients, we can start to adapt, add to and experiment with countless numbers of recipes.
- 2 medium free-range eggs
- 1/2 thumb sized piece (around 15g) of unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon of cold water
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- Pinch of salt
- Non-stick frying pan
- Small bowl
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs and water together using a whisk or fork.
- Add the salt and pepper and mix through.
- Melt the butter in the pan on a medium heat.
- Once the butter is foaming, pour in the eggs.
- As the eggs start to set around the edge, hold the pan handle and using the spatula to draw the cooked egg into the middle while tipping the runny egg into the gap and edge of the pan.
- Repeat this on different edges of the pan until the omelette is set around the edge and underneath but still slightly runny on top.
- Use the spatula to gently fold one side of the omelette to the centre, then lift or flip it onto a serving plate.
Energy1448kj 346kcal 17.3%
Source of Protein
Eggs are a great source of protein, with one medium-sized egg providing on average 7.1 grams.
Vitamins and Minerals
Eggs are a good source of vitamins such as A, D, B12, B6 and B2 as well as minerals selenium and iodine.