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How to Make a Cheese Omelet
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
8 mins

A step by step guide for how to make a one serving cheese omelet. 

Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 1 person
Author: Ginger
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 oz grated cheese (Any good melting cheese will do, I used jalapeno pepper jack cheese in the photo, but Swiss, cheddar, monetary jack cheese will work)
  • 1/2 Tb butter or olive oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  1. Mise en Place

    In a small bowl whisk the eggs until they are completely combined. You want to have the egg whites thoroughly mixed in with the egg yolks.

    Mise en place: Assemble all the prepared ingredients, cooking pan and utensils that you will need.

    The actual time it takes to cook an omelet is very quick, a couple of minutes, so everything needs to be ready and at your side.

    I use an 8-inch frying pan when I make a 2-egg omelet. If you use more eggs, use a 10-inch frying pan.

    Use a fork, wooden spoon or heat proof rubber spatula to cook the omelet.

    How to make a cheese omelet recipe.
  2. Cooking the Omelet

    Heat your frying pan on medium high heat and melt the butter. When the butter is melted swirl it around the pan, so it evenly coats the bottom and sides of the pan.

    Pour the egg mixture into the center of the pan. Let the eggs set up for a few seconds, then using your cooking utensil, (spoon, fork, or spatula), start at the edge of the pan and pull the eggs towards the center. If need, use the handle to slightly tilt the pan to help guide the egg liquid slide into the empty space. Repeat this step 3-4 times, going around the perimeter of the pan and eggs to get the eggs set.

  3. Before the eggs are completely cooked through, run your rubber spatula around the edge of the pan to make sure the eggs are loose and not sticking. Then slide a medium size spatula under the eggs at one side and flip the omelet over like a pancake.
  4. Sprinkle the grated cheese over half of the omelet and turn off the heat.
  5. Fold the omelet in half, using your spatula lift the side of the eggs without the grated cheese, and fold it over onto the cheese side of the omelet. Let it sit in the pan for a moment to melt the cheese. Then using your spatula, slide the omelet onto your serving plate.
    How to make a cheese omelet recipe.
  6. Sprinkle the omelet with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
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Recipe Notes

I prefer to make an individual omelet with two eggs verses a larger omelet with more eggs and for more portions. The one portion omelet cooks quickly and more thoroughly. If you want to make larger omelet you should use a 10-12-inch skillet, (depending on how many eggs), and possibly not flip the omelet over like a pancake, just fold the omelet in half. A larger sized omelet will be more fragile and it could rip. Once folded in half the eggs will continue to cook while the cheese melts.