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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  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.

  2. Angela April 20, 2016

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

    • Valeria April 20, 2016

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


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