Tomato and Basil Omelette


  • 4 large tomatoes, cored and peeled
  • 4 tbsps. olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 garlic clove crushed then peeled & finely chopped
  • a handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 6 fresh eggs
  • salt & black pepper
  1. Cut each tomato in half and squeeze lightly to press out the seeds and juice.
  2. Chop the flesh coarsely and place in a saucepan with 2 tbsps. of the olive oil and the bay leaf.
  3. Cook over a brisk heat for 15-30 minutes until all the moisture has evaporated and the mixture has dried out, almost to a paste. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Meanwhile pick the leaves from the sprig of thyme and place in a bowl with the garlic and basil.
  5. Break in the eggs, season with salt and pepper and beat with a fork. Add the tomato and mix well.
  6. Heat a frying pan over a high heat and add the remaining olive oil, swirling it round the pan.
  7. Add the egg mixture and cook, stirring continuously with a fork in a circular motion, until the eggs have set evenly but are still creamy.
  8. Leave the pan over the heat undisturbed for 30 seconds to brown the bottom.
  9. Remove it from the heat, turn out of the pan onto a plate and serve with some black Nice olives.


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