Cooking a main meal in minutes with British Lion Eggs

I’m currently working with BritMums as a “Shortcut Eggspert” to promote yummy British Lion Eggs.  Sometimes it can be hard work providing the family with three meals a day and I frequently rely on eggs for cooking quick and tasty breakfasts, lunches and main meals!

cooking with British Lion Eggs
I was set a challenge of cooking a main meal in minutes with British Lion Eggs. I’ve tried a couple of recipes over the last few weeks but our favourite has to be omelettes. Today we went to our first car boot sale of the year and we needed something substantial and quick when we returned from our early start. I made an omelette with cheese for the children and an omelette with chorizo for us. Both were cooked the same way.

You will need:

British Lion Eggs (I used 4 eggs for the children’s omelette and 6 for two adults)

Salt and pepper to season

Knob of butter

Grated cheese

100g Chorizo, sliced and fried for a couple of minutes


Melt the butter in the saucepan over a medium heat. Beat the eggs in a small dish and season before adding to the saucepan. Let the mixture cover the whole of the saucepan and leave to cook for a couple of minutes.

Add the grated cheese or sliced chorizo. Gently ease the omelette from the sides of the saucepan and then fold it in half. Leave to a cook for a couple more minutes before sliding on to a plate. We ate our omelettes with a side salad.

omelette with chorizo

Omelettes are really easy to whip up and take less than 10 minutes so they’re perfect for a filling meal in a hurry. You can also add pretty much anything you find in the fridge, and hide vegetables in them too!

Does your family like cooking with eggs? If you have a favourite filling for your omelette I would love to hear it!



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    March 29, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    This would be perfect for my other half! My son loves plain cheese omelettes but doesn’t really go much more adventurous than that! I’ll try to encourage him to try this though as it looks very tasty. Thank you for sharing!

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    March 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    We love cooking with eggs, in fact tonight we have toad in the hole.

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    Love All Blogs
    March 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Ooo I love chorizo and cheese omelettes – so tasty with a bit of salad on the side!

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    Vikki Holness
    March 29, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I LOVE omelettes, when i was pregnant with Harry i craved them all the time! Such a quick and easy meal for busy mums though! xxx

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    March 30, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Oh we love omelettes. ALthough we make ours really spicy!

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    March 30, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Oh we love omelettes too. ALthough we make ours really spicy

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    March 30, 2014 at 8:22 am

    We love eggs in our house especially omelets!

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    Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade
    March 30, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I’m going to have a omlette for breakfast now 😉 I feel like some veggies should be added!

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    Rachel @ activities4kidz
    March 30, 2014 at 11:46 am

    We love omlettes! I tend to chuck everything in – ham, onion, cheese, sweet corn, sausage, mushroom, courgette…whatever is lurking in the fridge!

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    March 30, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Yum – sound good! Love the idea of chorizo in an omelette!

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    Jen aka The Mad House
    March 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Oh I adore eggs and omelettes. My specialty is the wrecked omelette sandwich!

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      March 30, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Now that sounds really interesting!

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    Hannah Staveley
    March 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Love my eggs at the min , do like omelettes .x

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    March 30, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I love omelettes but they’re like the forgotten food as I never think to make them even though we always have the ingredients!

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    March 30, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Mmmm craving an omelette now! x

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    March 30, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Looks yummy but can’t eat cheese in an omelette – I might try the chorizo though 🙂 x

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    March 30, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Eggs are a staple in our house when I need to make something in a hurry. Chorizo omelette sounds yummy though – we make all kinds of omelettes but that one’s new on me. Will have to give it a whirl!

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    Vicky (@aroundandupsidedown)
    March 30, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Mmm….I love eggs – so many possibilities for quick and tasty meals 🙂

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    March 30, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    We have chickens so we always have plenty of eggs. We too love omelettes, but my favourite has to be tortilla española 🙂 I love Spanish omelette and it always reminds me of my time living there. But it does take longer than a few minutes! x

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      March 30, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      I don’t make that enough, thanks for the reminder!

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    Emily @amummytoo
    March 31, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Looks like a perfect omelette to me!

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    Fritha Strickland
    April 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I’ve never mastered the skill of making an omelette! x

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