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Easy and Delicious French Omelette with Cheese – Perfect for Breakfast

Easy and Delicious French Omelette with Cheese - Perfect for Breakfast

Discover the art of creating a perfect French omelette with cheese – a dish that epitomizes elegance and simplicity. This classic recipe yields a velvety exterior that cradles a lusciously tender, moist interior. Master these key steps, and you’ll be crafting restaurant-quality omelettes in no time!

Ingredients for Your French Cheese Omelette Adventure

  • 3 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground white or black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) unsalted butter
  • 1 ounce (30g) grated cheese (Gruyère, cheddar, or Swiss work wonderfully)

Step-by-Step Guide to Omelette Perfection

  1. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork until the whites are fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat. Melt the butter, swirling to coat the pan evenly. As soon as it’s foamy (but not browned), add your seasoned eggs.
  3. Stir rapidly with a fork (tines up) while shaking the pan. This technique ensures even cooking and prevents overcooking. Continue until the eggs are softly scrambled and creamy, but still loose enough to come together (about 1-2 minutes).
  4. Using your fork, spread the eggs evenly in the skillet. Sprinkle your chosen cheese all over. The top should be creamy but not raw – if needed, cook for a few more seconds or swirl the pan to distribute any liquid egg.
  5. Remove from heat and tilt the skillet. Gently roll the omelette down over itself using your fork. Push it to the edge of the skillet, allowing it to slightly overhang. Fold the overhanging edge up to close your omelette.
  6. Hold the skillet over a plate and smoothly turn out your omelette. It should have an elegant almond or cigar shape, with the seam on the bottom. If needed, use a clean kitchen towel to perfect its shape.

Pro Tips for Omelette Excellence

The key to a flawless French omelette lies in using a skillet with an impeccable nonstick surface. Even pans with minor wear can compromise your results. For best outcomes, use a pan in mint condition – it doesn’t have to be expensive, as even a budget-friendly aluminum nonstick skillet will do the trick!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
440 Calories
36g Fat
1g Carbs
27g Protein
Detailed Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 440
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 621mg 207%
Sodium 417mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 376mg 29%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 238mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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