Whitebait and Egg White Omelette

3:27 am on 24 October 2009


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 100gm whitebait
  • A knob of butter for cooking


Whisk egg whites, water, dill (if using), salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl until soft peaks form.

Heat an omelette pan or small skillet with butter and heat over medium heat 1 minute. Pour egg mixture into pan and cook until eggs begin to set on bottom.

Spread whitebait over egg. Lift up omelet at edge nearest handle and fold in half. Cook 2 minutes. Slide omelette onto a serving plate. And serve with a half lemon or between two slices of buttered white toast bread.

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