Cheese Omelet (Cooking for 2)

Put all your eggs in one basket! This classic egg recipe will be all you need!

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

2
eggs
2
teaspoons butter or margarine
1/4
cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper, if desired
  • 1 Beat eggs in small bowl with fork or wire whisk until yolks and whites are well mixed.
  • 2 Heat butter in 8-inch skillet over medium-high heat until butter is hot and sizzling. As butter melts, tilt skillet to coat bottom with butter.
  • 3 Quickly pour eggs into skillet. While rapidly sliding skillet back and forth over heat, quickly stir eggs with a fork to spread them continuously over the bottom of the skillet as they thicken. When they are thickened, let stand over heat a few seconds to lightly brown bottom of omelet. Do not overcook—the omelet will continue to cook after being folded. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 4 Tilt skillet and run a spatula under edge of omelet, then jerk skillet sharply to loosen omelet from bottom of skillet. Fold portion of omelet nearest you just to center. Allow for a portion of the omelet to slide up side of skillet. Turn omelet onto warm plate, flipping folded portion of omelet over so far side is on bottom. Tuck sides of omelet under if desired. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Expert Tips

No Cheddar cheese? Use Monterey Jack, Swiss or crumbled blue cheese.

Extra, extras! Cook 2 tablespoons chopped fully cooked ham, 1 tablespoon finely chopped bell pepper and 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion in the butter about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, before adding the beaten eggs.

To warm a plate for serving the omelet, run hot water over the serving plate and dry it thoroughly just before cooking the omelet.

Use a nonstick skillet for easiest omelet cooking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
355
(
Calories from Fat
260 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29 g
29 %
(Saturated Fat
15 g,
15 %
),
Cholesterol
480 mg
480 %;
Sodium
380 mg
380 %;
Total Carbohydrate
2 g
2 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
21 g
21 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
22%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
3 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.