Sunday, 31 January 2010

Green bean omelette

This is a dish that always reminds me of home and of childhood. I remember my mum making this for me and my brother for as long as I can remember. It is made with few ingredients, cheap and simple to prepare, is nutritious and tastes good -- the very essence of good old home cooking. We usually have this as one of two or three side dishes with rice.

Ingredients (serve 2 as side dish):

100g green beans/french beans
2 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
A dash of white pepper
A few drops of sesame oil
Oil for cooking
Light soy sauce to taste (optional)


1. Top and tail the beans and finely slice them. Place in a medium sized bowl.
2. Add the eggs, salt, white pepper and sesame oil to the beans and mix well.


3. Heat some oil in a large nonstick frying pan. Ladle one scoop of the beans and eggs mixture into the pan and spread evenly. Cook on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Turn out onto a plate when cooked.
4. Repeat with the remaining beans and eggs mixture. Sprinkle the cooked green bean omelette with a few drops of light soy sauce (optional). Serve immediately.



Ben and Suanne said...

Oh wow, Nilmandra. This is exactly the kind of food that my mum makes very often. I remember I always enjoyed this with soya sauce. I can eat this alone with steamed rice and that would be all I needed. I liked it a bit more softer. Am gonna request Suanne to make this next week.

Rene said...

Hi, I love to make this omelette for my girl too. To minimise the raw green bean taste, I usually saute the beans first before adding the eggs. Love your blog!

Su-Lin said...

How funny - my mother used to cook this all the time too, but usually with long beans. :D

Little Corner of Mine said...

This is my childhood dish too, my mom used to cook this.

The Sudden Cook said...

Wow! Nice blog. The first picture is enough to make me drool!

tigerfish said...

Me too! I love this so much, esp with porridge.

Low Fat Recipes said...

Lovely looking recipe and i dare say Low Fat also!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I love this: I can eat these with white rice and some soy sauce and I'm a happy camper!

Val said...

Thank you for this recipe, I remember this from my childhood too! I also made it and put it on my blog, I am only a beginner blogger. I really love your site and have it saved. Thank you again! This is my blog ->

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