This baked omelette roll is a great budget meal that would make a quick dinner, lunch or weekend breakfast. It’s also a great little dish to take to picnics. Caramelised onion and carrot give the base nice umami (savoury) flavour with a hint of sweetness that is then offset by the saltiness of the ham. Great with a fresh garden salad, pickles and mayonnaise or a spicy harrissa sauce on the side.
Cook’s notes: I think you get the idea that you can use different fillings in both the omelette base and once you roll it up. Perhaps something like pan-fried onion and red peppers in the omelette then rolled up with some salami and spring onions, or grated zucchini with salmon inside.Print
Caramelised Onion, Carrot & Ham Omelette Roll
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 3-4 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- 1–2 tablespoons of ghee or butter
- 2 medium onions (I used one brown and one red onion), cut in half and sliced thinly
- 2 small carrots, peeled and grated
- 2/3 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
- 6 large eggs
- Pinch of black pepper and sea salt
- A little coconut oil, ghee or butter for greasing
- Rimmed oven tray, about an inch deep, 8-9″ by 15-16″
- Parchment/baking paper
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (optional) or harrissa sauce (you could also use something like pesto)
- 2–3 slices of free range ham
- Preheat the oven to 175 °C / 350 °F.
- Heat ghee in a medium frying pan. Add and sauté the onion for about 4-5 minutes, until lightly golden. Add the grated carrots, sprinkle with about 2/3 teaspoon of sea salt and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garlic right at the end.
- Whisk the eggs with a little sea salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Place a piece of parchment paper inside the oven tray, making sure the sides overhang slightly to catch the egg from spilling. Grease lightly with ghee or coconut oil.
- Pour in the egg mixture and tuck away the parchment paper in the corners to make sure the liquid covers the whole bottom of the tray.
- Spread the carrot and onion mixture on top and place in the oven on the middle tray and bake for 15-17 minutes, until the top is firm to touch.
- Remove the tray and pull the cooked egg base out together with the baking paper. Place on a large chopping board or tray.
- Spread your choice of either mayonnaise, pesto or harrissa and scatter pieces of ham over the top.
- Gently pull one side of the parchment paper and start rolling the egg base up, folding it inwards as you go along and peeling the paper off. When you finish, sit the roll on the open end down to keep it rolled. Slice and serve with your favourite green salad or vegetables, or wrap tightly and store for later.
Looks FANTASTIC!!!! I will so be making this for next weeks breakfasts. or maybe start with Saturday morning breakfast. YUM!!! Thank you!
Wow this is genius! Can’t wait to make this. Thanks!
Had just spoken to my husband about doing something like this for dinner tonight. Perfect timing.
Can I make it for breakfast the night before ? Will it reheat well ? Thank you.
I reheated leftovers for breakfast when I made this last week. I had made it too thick so couldn’t roll it but it did reheat well in my sandwhich press.
I made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious!
Thanks Lauren! I’m glad you liked it.
Wow–what a great idea, and it looks amazing! Absolutely going to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing- and great blog!
I have used the idea the last 2 Saturdays. I even shared with my weight watcher meeting. I’ll admit I have yet to re-read the recipe, but the Egg & Coconut Milk in a 1/2 sheet pan is brilliant!
This was smoked chicken and cheese with herbs from the garden. So yummy! Next making a “Cheese Burger in Paradise” version for Jimmy Buffet tailgating Saturday. ~ Meg
Delicious! I mixed green chilli jam, Mayo and a chopped pickle together in my thermomix and it spread surprisingly easily. I had it with smoked ham. Will definitely try different combinations. Gave a third to my husband and I’m planning to have the rest for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for the great idea!
I’ve been looking at this for a few months, and finally had the time to put it together. I added jalapeno and celery to the onion/carrot/garlic mix, and topped with homemade mayo and prosciutto. I’m on day 23 of the Whole 30, so this fit in perfectly! Had a side of baked sweet potato rounds, 1/4 sliced avocado and steamed brussels sprouts with ghee. Fantastic recipe – thanks for a new and creative way to serve eggs!
Thanks Lori. Glad you liked it and made it your own.
Love this. I just made it for supper and took a cold portion to eat for breakfast makes you feel like your eating a breakfast sandwich without the bread. Will make this one a lot. Thank you so much.
Thanks Jayne. Glad you liked it.
Can you make big batches and freeze the egg wrap?
I personally don’t like freezing cooked eggs because it doesn’t work well with the texture but I know some people freeze egg muffins and frittatas so you can certainly try it.
This is such a fun breakfast idea! My kids would love this change up! Thank you for the inspiration!
Awesome! A new breakfast idea… I’m getting tired of eating the same thing, and this one looks delish!
I am making this, today. I can’t get over how inventive! Thank you!
I can never say no to omelette and this omelette roll looks sinfully delicious ! I’m so hungry as I type and I want to eat it now ! :))
You ever see something and say “why didn’t I think of that?”. Yeah, this is one of those things. Such a clever idea and it looks SO delicious! Even if it is eggs, it looks so different that I bet even people sick of eggs would love this. Can’t wait to try it!
WHOA! This looks amazing. I have to try this. Beautiful!!
Just wondering if you could freeze these?
I don’t normally recommend to freeze omelettes and frittatas as I think the texture doesn’t stay the same, but I know many people do freeze egg based stuff, so you could certainly try to.
This omelet roll looks unbelievable, and I love the suggestion of a little mayo and spicy harissa sauce too!
I’ve never made an omelette like this before, how fun!! Definitely going to try 🙂
So jealous of how nicely that rolled together. Sometimes I can do the same but often the omelette just gives way at the back and the ingredients (obviously too many when I’m feeling ambitious) all spill out of the back. This is some professional rolling ability. They look amazing and I would love to try them!
This is so pretty, and it’s such a unique and fun idea. Way to beat breakfast boredom!
Love this idea, I was wondering how you could get it so thin, the phot examples are really helpful, thanks.
Now this is my kinda breakfast.
This looks amazing!
This idea is so great and fun! I’m definitely going to have to try this!
This is so cool! My husband would LOVE this! I’m going to have to make it for him soon.
This is so creative and a wonderful out-of-the-box brunch idea!
This is such a clever idea!
This looks so yummy! I love the way you rolled it up with the parchment paper! Cool idea.
Oooh this looks like a beautiful breakfast! I’m a sucker for a good omelette and rolling it up makes it look even more amazing ha! Fab recipe (as always) Irena x
More budget recipes please! – Rachel’s Wallet (lol)
I made a non paleo rolled omelette once using a recipe from Chef Michael Symon, and the omelette becomes flexible because of 2 tbsp flour, so I might try adding a tbsp or two of ground golden flax to this one and see if it rolls easier!
Good lord this is beautiful! I’d love to serve this whenever I host a brunch.
Oh my mouth is watering! This is such a great breakfast change up! Thanks for the great idea!
Omelette roll!!??!! Brillian!!
These look so delicious and easy to make! Can’t wait to try this.
I made a version of these on my blog this week and of course linked this very recipe! From the first time I saw these I loved the idea so much! Thanks for being such great inspiration!
I love omelettes the are so quick and easy but this is a great way to have them for variety. Love the idea of adding harissa paste too for a bit of spice.
Love the idea of putting some harissa on there! Like an egg burrito 🙂 So good!
This is so creative! I know what I am requesting my husband make me for Mother’s Day!
I LOVE this idea!! Always looking for fun ways to eat my eggs 🙂
This has to be amazing!!! I know my youngest and husband would go crazy if I made this. Honestly, this sounds so good I would eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Yum!
What a gorgeous twist on an omelette!
I love Japanese style omelettes! I think my kids would quite literally murder this! <3
This was delicious! I’ve made it several times now, and it makes a lovely work lunch, especially put in the sandwich press to heat up. Just yummy, thank you.
What? This is genius! I never thought to make an omelette roll and this so happening my kitchen.
Loved it. Mine turned out the first time — I was surprised. It even tastes good as leftovers.