Two minute noodles are food for the poor and wretched. Yet, they have their merits. Although as a meal they are nutritionally bankrupt, they are fast, cheap, and take zero skill to cook. One way to at least partially redeem them when all other food options have been exhausted, is to make them into an omelette.

You will need;

  • 2 eggs
  • a packet of noodles (obviously!)
  • whatever extras you have on hand (parsley, diced bacon, cheese, mixed frozen veges)
  1. Cook the noodles according to the directions on the packet, without flavour satchet.
  2. Whisk eggs, adding the flavour satchet from the noodles, or not. I personally prefer not, we don’t eat processed food often, so do notice the “fake” flavour.
  3. Add drained noodles to the eggs, and any extras you have on hand *
  4. fry all in a large pan with some butter
  5. flip over, or “fold” the omelette to complete cooking. Flipping over, while a bit trickier, will result in a crispier outer on both sides.

* I find keeping around 500gms of diced bacon in the freezer very helpful. There are often times when the flavour of bacon will enhance an otherwise bland dish, and the frozen bacon will “break” easily to allow you to use only part of it, with out defrosting all.