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In The Kitchen with Kanta: Baked Omelette

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The other night I realised that I hadn’t been food shopping and all I had in the house were a few basic things like; eggs, bacon, cheese, red peppers and onions. I decided that I had to make it work and threw everything together, and managed to rustle up something that actually tasted great. I enjoyed the omelette so much that I decided I would share it with you. What I love about this omelette is it pretty much cooks itself, you do not have to stand by the cooker flipping the egg and making sure that the filling doesn’t fall out. This makes it one of the simplest dishes to make, I also love the fact that you can put almost anything in it, from ham, to bacon, peppers and onions, you name it; there’s not much that won’t work in this omelette. It’s also a pretty healthy dish, with plenty of veggies and protein; perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Prep 15 mins | Cook 45 mins

Serves: 9


  • 8 eggs (or use 4 eggs and 6 egg whites)
  • 236ml milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 226g diced cooked ham or bacon
  • 125g shredded cheddar cheese
  • 125g cup finely chopped onion
  • 125g cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 125g finely chopped red bell pepper
  • Fresh chives, for garnish (optional)


Grease an 8 inch

In a large bowl beat the eggs, milk, and salt together. Stir in the ham/bacon, cheese, onion, and bell peppers.

Pour the egg mixture into a greased 8-inch-square baking dish. Bake the omelette at 350 degrees for 45 minutes – 1 hour, or until the eggs are cooked and omelette is set.


Serve hot and cut the omelette into squares and garnish with chives, if desired.


Kanta Temba is a Cake maker and decorator|Lusaka Times Food columnist|TV show host


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  1. Are you still eating eggs Kanta? What with the current European insecticide contaminated Dutch eggs, everyone in the EU is giving eggs a second thought! But I expect you have good enough taste to buy your eggs from British assured eggs from a good Farmers Markets. I am giving supermarket eggs the boot for a couple of months! But yes sounds delicious and omelette is always good. Yum yum!

    • This morning I tried you Cheese Sarni from months ago, except I used greens, Kale and …..steamed Ladies Fingers..delele. It also worked. The cheese is repeating on me but I’ll take a good antacid before bed time.

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