Irish Omelette No 106


I haven’t bought eggs for quite sometime. Being vegan I tend to choose eggless wartime recipes or adapt others.

But the children quite like many of my wartime recipes too, so for a special treat (for them), I bought eggs and made an “Irish Omelette” for my youngest daughter Emily and it gave me great pleasure, to observe her noticing the delicious smell, radiating from the oven, as she walked into the house after school..

It was a really simple recipe and smelt delicious, she said it tasted good too ( of course I couldn’t taste it having eggs, milk and bacon in it) and she came back for seconds and there are leftovers for tomorrow.

Irish Omelette

  • 1lb of cooked potato
  • 4 eggs (4 tablespoons of dried egg mixed with 8 tablespoons of water)
  • 3 oz chopped bacon
  • 1/4  pint of milk
  • chopped parsley or herbs
  • salt and pepper


  1. Leave skins on potato and chop into smallish pieces and boil in water until tender
  2. Fry chopped bacon
  3. Mix the potato, bacon, herbs, salt and pepper together
  4. Grease a pie dish and spread mixture out in dish
  5. Whisk eggs and milk and pour over mixture
  6. Cook in a hot oven 225 C or 425 F until browned on edges and cooked in the middle
  7. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before serving


7 thoughts on “Irish Omelette No 106

  1. hello! i am also vegan (and have been enjoying reading your blog!). prob not very 1940sy but i quite like a fritatta made with tofu and i think it also works ok for omelettes too!

  2. I more or less stumbled onto this website and I to need to lose 43 pounds. I like a lot of what I see, but this is a way of eating not a diet or there would be portion size and all. I’m from the states and my father served during WW II along with two brothers. Last night I watched 8 episodes of British soldiers telling their stories about being in the D Day Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. I will never forget WW II soldiers and sailors for what they went through to save our ways of life. I was born in 1946, after the war and remember filling stamp books for war bonds in school. I see a lot of recipes I like and my favorite natural food is the potato. I now eat to much processed food and that will stop.

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