An omelette (also spelled ‘omelet’) is a very easy and quick dish and extremely versatile. Clever cooks will go their fridge and find all sorts of interesting ingredients to throw into an omelette. The following recipe can be adapted to what you have left over in your fridge too, but if you are new to cooking eggs in this way, just be guided by this good old standard.
Break the eggs into a bowl. Add water, salt and pepper, and mix well. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
In a frying pan melt the butter over medium heat and swirl around to cover bottom of pan.
Stir the eggs, add the onion, bell peppers, garlic and ham and pour into pan, swirling to evenly spread the mixture.
Reduce the heat to low, gently lifting up edges of omelette with a spatula as it sets. When the omelette is almost set sprinkle the cheese on top with some more ground black pepper and fold in half. Cook for one minute and serve immediately.