Friday, May 28, 2010

Almost Core Egg White Open Omelette with ham, spinach, tomato and cheese sauce (+0.5)

Low fat, fluffy omelette with a smooth cheese sauce

Serves: 1
Difficulty: Fairly Easy
Points: 2.5pts or Core +0.5pts
Cooking time: 6-7 minutes

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 TB cottage cheese
  • 30g of thin sliced smoked leg ham
  • 1/2 a ripe tomato, sliced razor thin
  • handfull of baby spinach
  • * 1 x 97% fat free Kraft Single (trust me on this one, OK?)
  • salt and pepper
Spray a bread and butter size non-stick skillet with a little oil and pre-heat on high.
Blend the egg whites and cottage cheese together for about a minute. You want it to thicken slightly and turn white, but not form peaks.
Pour the egg white mix into the pan and immediately turn down to medium.
Cook for about 3-4 minutes without a lid. The bottom of the omelette should look firm and set, but there will be fluff on the top third.
Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper
Cover the omelette with the ham, then the tomato, then the spinach.
Break the cheese slice into 3 pieces and spread across the spinach.
Put the lid on and cook for another 3 minutes. The aim here is to steam the spinach and tomato and combine the juices with the cheese slice to form a creamy light cheese sauce.
(If your skillet doesn't have a lid, put a metal baking tray on top and remove with a pot holder)
Slide a egg flip around the edges gently to loosen, then underneath. Now you can gently slide the omelette onto your plate.

For a more substantial meal, slide the omelete onto a rye mountain bread (+ 1 pt for Pointers) and roll up.

Not on Core? The total Points for this recipe is 2.5 pts
On Core you need to allow 0.5pt for the cheese slice

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