Smoked Mackerel Omelette (Frittata)

Smoked Mackerel Omelette (Frittata)

When your hungry and need food in a flash there is nothing quicker than eggs. If you want maximum flavour then smoked mackerel is the answer, a perfect quick flavoursome snack a smoked mackerel omelette. If you were Italian it would be a frittata (frittata di sgombro affumicato), and in Spain they call it a tortilla, (tortilla de caballa ahumada).

Filling For The Omelette

For the filling in this omelette I use the basic smoked mackerel from Sainsbury’s at £1.40 a pack (22/06/22) so thats a thrifty 70 pence per fillet. The eggs I use are the basic ones, £1.30 for 10 so thats just 26 pence for the eggs for the omelette. So the cost of the smoked mackerel omelette for one comes in under 1 pound at 96p. The herbs (parsley) are growing on the window sill so they only cost pennies.

Ingredients For Omelettes

You can always add more ingredients to your smoked mackerel omelette, frozen peas is a great addition. If you want to make the omelette go further you can always add diced cooked potato. To help the budget you could use a basic supermarket range of tinned potatoes.

Smoked Mackerel

Smoked Mackerel, contains 74 calories per 70g serving. This serving contains 1.4 g of fat, 14.2 g of protein and 0 g of carbohydrate. The latter is 0 g sugar and 0 g of dietary fiber, the rest is complex carbohydrate. Mackerel, smoked contains 0.2 g of saturated fat and 37 mg of cholesterol per serving. If you are wondering what to do with the other smoked mackerel fillet you can make this smoked mackerel salsa.

Is smoked mackerel healthy

Smoked mackerel is packed with protein, heart-healthy and brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, as well as minerals and vitamins, smoked mackerel is a perfect fish to include in your diet

Is omega-3 good for you

Omega-3 highly beneficial to our heart health, helping to reduce inflammation, managing heart rhythm and lowering triglycerides in our blood fats.

smoked mackerel fritta

Smoked Mackerel Omelette

A quick tasty budget snack that you can make in minutes.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine European
Servings 1 person



  • 1 fillet smoked mackerel
  • 2 eggs
  • chopped fresh parsley


  • Start heating up the frying pan with a dash of oil in there
  • Peel skin off mackerel fillet and flake into small pieces
    1 fillet smoked mackerel
  • Add mackerel to frying pan and start to heat through
  • Now beat your eggs and flip the mackerel over
  • Pour the eggs into the pan with the mackerel on a medium heat
    2 eggs
  • Stir gently and allow the base to set and at this point add the chopped parsley
  • Preheat a grill
  • Once the base looks about set place under the grill to finish cooking the top


The perfect snack for one person 
Keyword mackerel omelette
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I have a little 14cm pan that is the perfect size when cooking for one person, I also use it to fry a single egg in as well.

You can call it a stuffed omelette but its a great cheap easy meal for one.