Monday, October 13

Ham & Cheese Omelet

This classic omelet makes a great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Ham and Gruyere Cheese Omelet

Certain dishes are classic for a reason, and when it comes to omelets, nothing is more classic than ham and cheese. This dish is so quick and easy to make, but when you use good ingredients it really tastes like heaven. Here I beat together fresh eggs and a splash of whole milk as the omelet base and then filled it with grated gruyere cheese and diced apple-smoked ham. The eggs lightly puff as they cook and the cheese melts to form a fluffy, soft, and creamy omelet. I like to serve it for lunch or dinner with a green salad on the side to cut through some of the richness.

More Omelet Recipes:
- Fava Bean, Asparagus, & Goat Cheese Omelet
- Crab and Fava Omelet

Ham & Gruyere Cheese Omelet:
  • Beat 4 eggs, a splash of milk, and a large pinch of salt and pepper together in a bowl until pale yellow.
  • Heat a small skillet over medium high heat and add in a pat of butter. Swirl to coat the whole pan in melted butter.
  • Pour in half the eggs and cook until set and lightly golden on the bottom.
  • Add a handful of diced ham and grated gruyere cheese down the center, then fold the omelet into thirds.
  • Cook until the inside is just set, then transfer to a plate and sprinkle with sliced scallions.
  • Add another pat of butter to the the skillet and repeat with remaining eggs, more ham, and and more cheese.

Serves two