Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Fijian Omelette - my unique creation

Whilst staying in Fiji every morning we would delightedly traipse down to breakfast by the ocean.
Breakfast was a delightful feast of fresh, tropical fruit, wicked pastries, hot fare or congee.

But it was the gorgeous "Egg Bar" where I inevitably strayed to on each sunny morning.

The warm and happy smiles of the Fijians were constant and a pleasure to see each day.  Bula!

When we arrived home, refreshed and relaxed 
I took up the tradition of frying these delightful omelettes each morning. 

Naturally, we called them "Fijian omelettes"

Dice your ingredients firstly, then heat up 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small pan.
Fry the vegetables/bacon for about two minutes then sprinkle with salt.

Pour over 2 eggs beaten with 2 tablespoons milk.

When the egg is almost set, sprinkle cheese on one side.

Then fold over so the cheese
melts in the middle.

Fijian Omelette for One

2 eggs, preferably free range, beaten with 2 tablespoons milk
2 rashers bacon, diced
1/4 capsicum, diced
1/4 onion, diced
1 small red chilli (optional) finely chopped
1 tomato, diced
2 mushrooms, finely sliced
1/3 cup grated cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)
2 tablespoons olive oil

Heat a small frying pan over medium - high heat.
Add the olive oil, swirling to cover bottom of pan.
Add the bacon, capsicum, mushrooms, tomato and chilli if using.  Cook for two minutes, stirring occasionally.  Sprinkle with a little salt, then pour over the beaten egg.
Turn heat to low and cook for about 4 minutes.
Place grated cheese over one half, then fold the other half on top to form a semi circle.
Cook for a further minute, then slide onto plate to serve.

Bon appetito.  Enjoy, Merryn.


  1. I'm pretty sure this is Omelette Merryn a la Fiji :) I really like this recipe because I'm an omelette/frittata sort of person.

    1. i love your name calling Maureen this has really brightened my day:D

  2. i'm sorry i have not visited for a while, merryn! i've just caught up on the funny bill/ted story (men...) and those delicious looking lemon myrtle biscuits, and the bright delcious preserved lemons (must dig out the jar from mum).
    these omelettes look massive - what a meal! they would certianlukeep you going til lunch time. yum.

    1. Thanks for stopping by E, I appreciate you reading my blogs :D

  3. That is the kind of omlette I love, and although it takes an extra pan I like to cook the fillings separately and then add to the cooked egg. The best thing about travelling is re-creating foods that you have enjoyed on your travels, it seems to keep the holiday going a little longer doesnt it?

    1. It certainly does keep the holiday memories strong and with such warm reminders too. Though I love your perseverance in frying the filling separately.

  4. We had our honeymoon in Fiji and I still remember the greeting of Bula all throughout the day! :D What a delicious looking omelette!

    1. Bula Lorraine! Yes it is a universally known greeting. What a romantic place for your honeymoon :D

  5. I don't like folding my omlettes I like to know all the egg is cooked. However this is something you would see on our table often for breaky. yum

  6. Thanks Liz, I am very fussy with egg cooking too :D

  7. Yum this sounds like a flavoursome breakfast and a great way to reminisce about your fiji holiday

  8. It is definitely a great reminder of a warm and lovely holiday, remembered long after that lovely shell you brought home has faded :D

  9. Lovely omelette! I love eggs. I love adding stuff to mine as well and this looks great. I have been known to choose hotels just for their egg breakfast.

  10. Thank you for confessing that as I too will choose a particular hotel for their breakfast spread :D