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Cheese Omelet

Recipe by: Dietitians of Canada

Omelets are great because you can add just about anything you want to them! Foods like ham and cheese, spinach and bacon, tomatoes and basil, mushrooms and onions are all great in omelets and, since they are super easy to make, they are the perfect choice to whip up before you head to school. You’ll get lots of protein to keep your energy up for the morning. You can serve your omelet du fromage with whole-wheat toast, salad greens, fruit slices or just dig in with a fork!

CheeseOmelet

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese (or Swiss, jack, mozzarella, feta or any cheese you like)

Equipment:

  • Small bowl
  • Whisk or fork
  • Large nonstick or cast-iron pan
  • Spatula or wooden spoon

Steps:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt and pepper and whisk or beat with a fork until very well blended.
  2. Add the butter to a large nonstick or cast-iron pan, and turn the heat to medium high.
  3. Once the butter melts, gently pour in the eggs, scrambling gently with a spatula or wooden spoon until the eggs are half cooked (about 1 minute). Lower the heat to medium.
  4. Add the cheese evenly on top of the egg and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Peek under the omelet with a fork or spatula to see if the eggs are set on the bottom.
  6. Once they are set, use a spatula to carefully fold over half the egg to form an omelet (it should look like a ½ circle).
  7. Let cook for 30 seconds, flip over gently to the other side, cook for another 20 seconds, and they’re ready to serve!
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