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Bread omelette, a second peasant dish

bread omelette

Imagine adding stale bread soaked in milk to a simple omelette. Here is the delicious bread omelette, a light and tasty second course.

The bread omelette is one of those jolly recipes that are worth knowing. In fact, it is excellent whether you are looking for a quick and easy second course, or something to be enjoyed cold on the beach or to be served as an aperitif . Not to mention the fact that it allows you to recycle one of the ingredients that we most often find ourselves having in the pantry: stale bread .

That said, you mustn't forget that the bread omelette is a simple peasant recipe so even the ingredients that make it up are rather poor. In addition to the bread, soaked in milk, there are in fact only eggs, parmesan and parsley . In short, it is nothing more than a simple omelette to which bread is added. If you wish, you can also prepare the bread omelette in the oven: the result will still be excellent.

bread omelette
bread omelette

How to prepare the bread omelette recipe

  1. First, remove the crust from the bread and put it in a bowl covered with milk.
  2. On the side, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt, the Parmesan, the pepper and the freshly chopped parsley. Add the soaked and squeezed bread and finish mixing.
  3. Heat a 22 cm diameter non-stick frying pan and grease it with oil. Once hot, pour in the eggs and cover, leaving to cook for 10 minutes or as long as it takes for the eggs to set.
  4. Turn the omelette with the help of the lid and continue cooking on the other side for a few minutes. Serve the bread omelette hot, cold or at room temperature.

The variations of the bread omelette: in a pan and Sicilian

Instead of cooking it in a pan, you can prepare the stale bread omelette in the oven by pouring the beaten eggs with the bread into a baking dish lined with parchment paper and then cooking everything at 180°C for 30-35 minutes . The idea of ​​making a bread and mint omelette is also excellent, replacing this fresh-tasting aromatic herb with parsley.

The Sicilian bread omelette, on the other hand, although the ingredients are the same, is prepared differently. In this recipe, in fact, the bread is cut into thin slices and set aside. Then prepare the omelette with eggs, Parmesan, salt, pepper and parsley and pour into the pan. Cover with the slices of bread and cook, then turning when the eggs are set. Nice way to enjoy bread and omelette together!

In any case, we invite you to take a look at all our suggestions for preparing the perfect omelette .


The bread omelette can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days . You can consume it at room temperature or warm it slightly before serving.

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