No Fuss Brunch Idea: All In One Omelette

This was what I had for brunch a couple of hours ago.

The reason it was “all in one” is I’ve added bread to my omelette. Oh yes, it appears that I have taken my laziness to a whole new level – so lazy to even toast my bread in a toaster!

This may sound strange, but the idea of one pot meal or in this case, one-pan brunch feels very hearty and comforting to me.  Hope you’ll like it! :)

WHAT YOU NEED…(for one person)

  • 2 eggs, beaten until frothy – and also seasoned with salt, freshly ground pepper and chili flakes (optional).  You can also add any of your favourite dried herbs if you like.

  • I need meat in my omelette. Hence some leftover store-bought roast chicken is in order. :) If not, any cold meat like ham  or canned tuna would be fine.

  • And yes, brunch would not be complete without carb. This may sound manly but  I NEED CARB to survive the day….hehe! Use any bread  you like. If you run out of bread, I reckon shreds of tortilla wrap or potato chips (as seen in NotQuiteNigella) if you are feeling cheeky; even leftover rice and pasta will do too. :)

  • Last but no least, CHEESE. I’ve used processed cheese but of course, any cheeses you have in your fridge will do. (Sorry no photo).
  • As a finishing touch, add any fresh herbs like chives and in my case, coriander. This is totally optional. :)


  • Heat a small pan with some oil (over small to medium heat). When the oil is hot, add the beaten egg followed by shreds of chicken, cheese and bread (both torn by hands).
  • When the side (facing the pan) is cooked, flip to the other side using a spatula. To make an almost perfect flip, slide the spatula to the middle of the omelette, lift it slightly upwards from the pan and flip. DO NOT PANIC when the toppings start falling off! The “fell off” bits will bind with the omelette as it cooks.

  • After both sides are cooked, sprinkle fresh herbs over the omelette just before serving.

17 Responses to No Fuss Brunch Idea: All In One Omelette
    February 2, 2011 | 4:57 am

    Your omelette looks so easy and yummy too!

    • Emily
      February 2, 2011 | 3:27 pm

      Thanks Nancy! I’m always up for a one-pan dish. :D

  2. Tiffany
    February 2, 2011 | 11:53 am

    Not lazy, CONVENIENT! I love it!

    • Emily
      February 2, 2011 | 3:26 pm

      True true… it’s convenience and not laziness! I like that!

  3. Liz
    February 2, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    I’d definitely come to your house for brunch!!!

    • Emily
      February 2, 2011 | 3:25 pm

      Haha, you are more than welcome to share my hearty brunch!

  4. Su-Lin
    February 2, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    Love that it’s a one-pan deal!

    • Emily
      February 2, 2011 | 3:22 pm

      Yeah, me too! :D

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    • Emily
      February 2, 2011 | 3:22 pm

      Thanks Joanne. I’ve sent you a response email. :)

  6. Roxan
    February 2, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    I love that you added bread to your omlette! Does that make it kind of like a french bread omelette? :)

    sigh… you take such good pictures. Mine are so horrible!

    • Emily
      February 3, 2011 | 10:00 am

      Some bits that got soaked in the egg will remind you of french toast but the bits that aren’t will be like pan toasted bread…so you have crusty and eggy breaddy texture..sounds pretty complex for an omelette eh? Hehehe!

  7. andy
    February 2, 2011 | 9:59 pm

    im always looking for easy omelette ideas as a busy college student, and this made me feel like a rock star- no fuss brunch indeed!

    i used canned tuna and was worried it would be underseasoned but a little sea salt fixed that perfectly

    • Emily
      February 3, 2011 | 9:57 am

      I’m glad my omelette recipe made you feel like a rock star, hehe! Good to hear it turned out well for you. :D

  8. Cookin' Canuck
    February 2, 2011 | 11:19 pm

    I agree – I have to have some sort of meat in my omelette, too. This looks like the perfect way to start the day.

    • Emily
      February 3, 2011 | 9:54 am

      I may sound like a typical carnivore, but meat and carb will enable me to last without food until dinner, hehe!

  9. thecoffeebreak
    February 3, 2011 | 9:14 pm

    Perfect for the midweek lunch or light dinner, easy and delicious!

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