Friday, 31 May 2013
#Hungry2happy in minutes with a smiley mini meatball omelette!
Whilst there is a certain satisfaction in producing something that you can anticipate over a couple of hours as it blips away in the oven or somewhere, Lola and Finn don't really have that kind of patience and therefore it's pretty important to be able to produce something pretty quickly after they have declared their hunger, otherwise there is bad tempered mutiny.
So when I discovered that Britmums were looking for bloggers to create a meal in eight minutes using Richmond's Mini Meatballs I decided to use the quickest fast food I know that doesn't involve a trip out through the 'drive thru', the egg. And as we're talking hungry to happy here, what better than to create a real smile to show how we feel.
This is an eight minute recipe. Send your bubs off to wash the hands and lay the table (or something) and prepare the mini feast:
Smiley Baked Mini Meatball Omelette
Half a pack of Richmond's Mini Meatballs
four medium eggs, beaten
Some bits of peppers to create a nose and eyebrows. (You could go crazy and create alsorts of facial features, hair, etc.)
Put the meatballs on a tray and bake in a preheated oven for seven minutes (They will get a little more cooking once in the omelette).
Cut up some pieces of pepper ready to create the face in the omelette.
Meanwhile crack four eggs into a bowl, add a little salt and pepper and beat until combined.
Preheat the grill to high.
Place a non stick small frying pan onto a medium heat and add a little oil.
Take the meatballs out of the oven.
Pour the beaten eggs into the hot pan and briefly mix until the curds are beginning to set. Once the eggs show signs of setting, place the meatballs and the peppers in a smiley face shape. (If you have any meatballs over, these are 'cook's perks').
Put the pan under the grill to cook and set the egg mixture on the top of the omelette. Don't overcook. You want something that is set but not rubberised.
Once set, you're done. Take to the table and allow your children to dig in. Personally I would also consider opening a tin of beans but I need little excuse. By the way, sunglasses are optional.
This post is an entry for BritMums’ Hungry to Happy Challenge sponsored by Richmond Mini Meatballs. Visit here for many more recipe ideas!