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Nadiya Hussain’s Egg Rolls

Nadiya Hussain's tasty recipe for egg and mushroom tortilla rolls makes a quick and easy lunch or a satisfying breakfast, perfect for when you're on the go.

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Nadiya Hussain


Eggs are by far my favourite things to cook and eat. Not simply for their versatility but also for their ability to take on any flavour – we can make omelettes with them and bake cakes with them, and you can’t get much more flexible than that. These rolls are lovely – the eggs glue themselves to the wrap so that they are easy as pie to roll, making them delicious and portable. They freeze really well, too, for a breakfast on the go and a makeshift lunchbox cooler all at the same time.

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6 medium eggs
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp garlic granules
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
oil, for frying
85g sliced black olives (drained weight from 185g jar)
100g fresh, frozen or tinned button mushrooms, sliced (optional)
6 small tortilla wraps
6 tsp sun-dried tomato paste

Essential kit

You will need: a small non-stick frying pan (20cm or 23cm).


Crack the eggs into a bowl, then add the parsley, garlic granules, salt and pepper, and give everything a good mix.

Put a small non-stick frying pan (20cm or 23cm to be precise) on the hob on a medium heat, and drizzle in 2 teaspoons of oil.

Take the time at this stage to peel your tortilla wraps away from each other, otherwise you will be frustrated when you can’t get them separated, and frustration leaves you with big holes in your tortillas.

Put the olives into a bowl, and the sliced mushrooms, if using, in another bowl, and have them nearby. Pour 3 tablespoons of the egg mixture into the pan – the eggs should sizzle, but if they don’t, turn the heat up a little. Scatter a few olive slices and mushrooms on to the wet egg mix.

Take a tortilla wrap and spread it with a teaspoon of sun-dried tomato paste. Quickly put the tortilla on top of the egg, paste side down. While the wrap and egg are cooking, get the next wrap ready, spread with the paste.

Using the back of a slotted spatula, press the top of the tortilla to help distribute the egg under the wrap. Cook for no more than 30 seconds, then, as soon as the egg has glued itself to the tortilla, flip over and cook on the other side just to warm it through for another 30 seconds.

Take the pan off the heat and put the tortilla/egg on a plate. Roll the whole thing when it is cool enough to touch. Do the same with the rest of the wraps until the egg is used up.

Wrap any leftovers in clingfilm and pop them into the freezer.

When you are ready to eat the leftovers, leave to thaw in the fridge. Or microwave with clingfilm still on for 1 minute on high, until hot all the way through. Keep heating in 10 second bursts, if needed.


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