Plain Jane Omelette

Posted by Unknown Sunday, June 20, 2010
Taste Level: G
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 1-2
Prep Time: 10-15 min.
Cook Time: 10-15 min.
Difficulty: 1

Sometimes you want just a classic "Plain Jane Omelet" or you're to tired to whip up something that requires much thought. In my case I had a huge idea, got everything out for it, then decided I had too much to do and my idea was going to take up way too much time. So it occurred to me that a regular old omelet sounded great. There is something that is so great about a simple no frill omelet. It is probably because it reminds me of my dad cooking my sister and I breakfast on the weekends. I always liked how fluffy my dad my omelets were and how the cheese was always melted just right. I remember for years I tried making my own omelets and was never able to flip them without making a mess. I even tried using my dad's omelet pan he purchased, man was that thing a piece of junk! I think we gave it a try once or twice before tossing it out. It had two separate sides to the pan with a hinge in the middle. After cooking both sides of the omelet you had to flip the pan quickly to form the full omelet but all it ever did was fall out everywhere and make messy cheesy scrambled eggs. As I got older I learned it just takes a little patience and caring to fold the omelet without it breaking. I hardly ever break one now days and if I do I can easily hide it. So that is it for me reminiscing about omelets, enjoy breakfast!

3 large eggs
2-3 tbsp half and half
1/3-1/2 cup shredded pepper jack or cheddar (2 slices of American cheese is also great)
Kosher salt (to taste)
Fresh crack pepper medley (to taste)
1/2 tbsp unsalted butter

In a small mixing bowl beat three eggs using a whisk. Whisk in half and half and seasonings.

Add butter to a 10 inch non-stick skillet and heat over medium heat until butter has fully melted wait 1 minutes and then pour egg mixture into skillet covering evenly. As the mixture begins to set at the edges (4-5 minutes) add your cheese by placing it along one side of the omelet. Let cook 4-5 additional minutes. Fold omelet half without cheese over half with cheese using a spatula and let sit 2-3 minutes before sliding onto plate and serving hot.


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