Samphire Omelette

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Appears in
British Seasonal Food

By Mark Hix

Published 2008

  • About

The fresh, slight saltiness of samphire helps to perk up an omelette, whether it’s for breakfast, brunch or lunch. For a special touch, add some shellfish, such as freshly cooked prawns, white crab meat, mussels, etc., as you serve the omelette. A good non-stick frying pan is essential.


  • 100 g (or more) samphire, washed
  • 50 g butter
  • 4 spri


Remove any woody stalks from the samphire. Melt half the butter in a hot frying pan. Add the spring onions and half the samphire, season and cook quickly over a medium heat for a minute or so. Set aside; keep warm.

Beat the eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper, then mix in the cooked spring onions and samphire. Preheat the oven to