How to Make a Ham and Cheese Omelette

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Ham and cheese omelettes are so called because they have a ham and cheese-based filling. You can also add vegetables, seasonings or potatoes to your omelette recipe according to your taste. Just whisk together the eggs, cook them in a round skillet, then add the filling.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Omelette pan
  • Cooking spray
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • Ham
  • Cheese
  • Onion
  • Seasonings to taste

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Spray your skillet with a light, even coating of cooking spray. Preheat your skillet over medium heat.

  2. 2

    Mix up the eggs and milk in a bowl. You can skip the milk, but it adds the fluffiness to your eggs that is the trademark of a good omelette.

  3. 3

    Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and swirl it around so it coats the pan thoroughly. Add any seasonings you like at this stage. Typically you would add salt, pepper and hot sauce, but you can customize your recipe to your taste.

  4. 4

    Gather your fillings, including ham, cheese and onion, into a bowl. The amount of filling is a personal matter, so use as much or as little as you like.

  5. 5

    Watch your omelette. When it's setting up so you can see a lot of the egg whites cooked, give the pan a second swirl. Swirling as you cook the omelette allows for easy flipping, so don't forget this step.

  6. 6

    Allow the omelette to cook until the crispy edges begin to peel away from the skillet. Add your fillings by placing them on half the omelette face.

  7. 7

    Run your fork under the portion of the omelette that has pulled away from the edges of the pan. Using the fork or your spatula, gently fold the portion you just loosened over the top of your filling. Let it cook another 30 to 60 seconds, then gently slide your omelette onto a plate.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid pouring your filling too close to the edge of the omelette or it will spill out when you transfer it to a plate.

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