Omelette Sandwich

 

My sandwich of choice when there’s nothing else in the fridge except eggs, parmesan, and some sad parsley. Also called panino del muratore (builder’s sandwich) in Italian, it can welcome all sorts of additions, from seasonal vegetables to all manners of cheese. Forage something in your fridge and larder and make this recipe your own.



Omelette Sandwich


Serves 1

2 slices of rustic bread of your choice, or 1 bread roll
2 small knobs of butter or ghee
1 small leek or 1/2 white onion
2 fresh organic eggs
1 handful flat parsley
Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste


Heat the butter in a small skillet set over a low flame and add the finely sliced leeks or chopped onion. Fry until softened, about five minutes, stirring often. Transfer to a dish and reserve for later.

Using two forks, beat the eggs with a generous pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper, grated parmesan and parsley. Add the cooked leeks (or onion).

Using the same small skillet, heat some more butter, and when hot and bubbly, add the egg mixture. Let is set on the bottom, then lift it on one side and fold it over the other. Let it cook thoroughly on both sides, flipping it with a spatula half way through the cooking. Finish off with more grated Parmesan and freshly chopped parsley.


Make your sandwich with toasted or untoasted bread, your call. Enjoy.

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13 Comments

  1. Regula February 3, 2014

    I am having an egg, two even while reading this. Eggs in tomato sauce from Giulia's book. Nothing can quite touch the simple pleasure of an egg.

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    • Valeria February 5, 2014

      I love that recipe. I agree, it is a subtle pleasure but it never fails.

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    • Jesse July 24, 2014

      It was the best lunch, and a recipe I turn to when in doubt for something at work!

      Reply
  2. Rosa's Yummy Yums February 3, 2014

    A scrumptious sandwich and wonderful idea! Eggs are so versatile, healthy and delicious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    • Valeria February 5, 2014

      Absolutely – and if you think that this concept crosses cultures and boundaries…well, it says a lot on its power both in terms of flavour and nourishment.
      Cheers

      Reply
  3. Emiko February 3, 2014

    Just perfect. Not the egg landing on your head (ugh, how terrible and what are the chances?!). But perfect that you marched on and here you are with this favourite, elemental meal. Love E.D. 🙂

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    • Valeria February 5, 2014

      I know, it must have been a bored kid trying to twist his/her day…oh well 🙂 yes, it didn't make me hate eggs – that would have made me much angrier as I love them too much!

      Reply
  4. thelittleloaf February 4, 2014

    What a horrid thing to happen. And what a waste of an egg! This is a much better way to use them, I love the ratio of omelette to bread here 🙂

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    • Valeria February 5, 2014

      That's true, so sad! If that person was a school kid, well, I hope he/she will learn the importance of food on the way…including that eggs are much better on your plate that on someone's coat 🙂

      Reply
  5. Reb February 4, 2014

    La merenda al sacco delle scampagnate fuori porta, sempre sempre!
    Il solito love a lottoso.

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    • Valeria February 5, 2014

      Pure io! Saremo andati in vacanza in montagna solo una volta, credo, ma ho impresso nella memoria lo zaino pieno di panini con la frittata che ci portavamo con noi in passeggiata, su e su…perfetto per scalatori affamati!
      xx

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  6. Angela April 20, 2016

    Perfect egg sandwich – really enjoyed the addition of the parsley. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Valeria April 20, 2016

      That’s so great to hear, Angela, thank you! It’s always a winner and a lunch saver.

      Reply

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