Omelet with cheese is a great option for a healthy and full breakfast, just perfect to start the morning with. The basic yet nutritious ingredients such as whole eggs, milk, and mozzarella are combined to form a fluffy composition. With this recipe of cheese omelet, you enjoy a well-made exterior and a heart full of steaming melted cheese.
Cheese omelet is what my most mornings start with, I adore this recipe because I usually make in a matter of minutes and because every member of my family simply adores it. If you want to prepare a romantic breakfast for your partner, this cheese omelet recipe is totally a great option to consider. I like how soft and delicate the taste is. The melted cheese in the middle just makes it irresistible to me. I like serving the omelet paired with some fried bacon and some vegetables such as cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. However, served alone is more than enough, it is light yet nutritious and it is more than satisfying.
Moreover, the best part of the cheese omelet is that you don’t need a special grocery list to be able to prepare. Most probably you already have all the ingredients in your fridge ready and waiting to be mixed and transformed into a delicious breakfast. Also, this dish doesn’t need any special equipment. If you don’t have a whisk available, a simple spoon will do a great job to beat the eggs.
Ingredients for the cheese omelet
The ingredients below are indicated for preparing an omelet for 2 people. If you plan to feed a family of four, simply double the quantity. The fun part of it is that you can skip the ingredients you don’t have on hand, except the eggs of course, or add any other, such as ham or bacon. So here is the list of ingredients for the cheese omelet:
- 4 medium whole eggs
- 3-4 tablespoons of grated sweet cheese such as mozzarella or cheddar
- 4 tablespoons of milk ( or heavy cream, half less the dose)
- 1 tablespoon of butter or sunflower oil. I would avoid using the olive oil as it might give notes of bitterness to the omelet
- Salt and pepper to taste
Just like I promised, if you open up your fridge, there are most of these ingredients already waiting to be used. Take advantage of this easy and simple recipe to make a fancy, restaurant like breakfast to impress your dear ones.
How to prepare the cheese omelet?
My advice is to start by heating up the skillet. How is that the first step in making a cheese omelet? Well, to get that fluffy and cheese result, you need to have a hot skillet that will make the beaten eggs rise while making the cheese melt. Therefore, get your favorite skillet and put it to medium heat. In the meantime, get to the real preparation.
How long to beat the eggs?
Beat the eggs, season with salt and pepper. Pour in the milk slowly and continue whisking. The more you beat the eggs, the fluffier it gets. Moreover, when you take your time to beat the eggs well, the texture will be so soft, you will think some french chef did it for you. You know it has reached the right point when there’s a little foam hat on top of the mixture.
How to fry the omelet?
Now that the skillet is hot, add the butter and let it melt. Make sure the melted butter covers the entire surface of the skillet to ensure even cooking. Pour the beaten egg mixture and cover the skillet with a lid. Turn heat to low. This is an important step to take as to make sure the omelet is cooked all throw, in and out. Allow the omelet to cook for about 2 minutes. Use this time grate the cheese if you don’t have it already shredded.
Finally, take out the lid and generously sprinkle the grated cheese all over the omelet. Use a wooden or silicone spatula, and tilt the pan so as to slide the omelet slightly towards the edge, gently close the half-moon omelet. Be gentle, do not break it. Cover with lid and remove from heat. Let sit for 1 minute. At this point, the cheese will melt between the hot omelet wall, yet, it will not get overcooked.
This is exactly how you get a perfectly fluffy and delicate cheese omelet.
How to serve cheese omelet?
The cheese omelet is a rather “independent” dish, it doesn’t require much company to be a full breakfast. However, if you want to make it heartier, you may add some slices of ham to it. If you like some fresh notes in the morning, consider a crunchy mixed salad or fresh & creamy tomato salad. You can free your imagination and pair this delicious dish with anything you find appropriate. The fine texture and delicate taste of the dish are perfectly balanced, making it one of the most craved for breakfast meals.
Cheese Omelet - The Fine & Delicate Breakfast
- skillet with lid
- 4 medium eggs
- 4 tbsp mozzarella grated
- 4 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 pinch pepper
- 1 pinch salt
- Put a skillet to heat on medium flame
- Beat the eggs with the milk and salt & pepper
- Add butter to the hot skillet and wait for it to melt
- Pour in the egg mixture and cover with a lid.
- Turn the heat to low, let cook for 2 minutes
- Take the lid out and sprinkle with grated cheese
- Gently flip one side of the omelet to form a semi-moon shape
- Cover with lid and take the skillet off the stove.
- Let sit for one minute for the cheese to melt then serve with pleasure!