Ham and Cheddar Cheese Omelette

Ham and Cheddar Cheese Omelette

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Omelettes for breakfast are very popular over South-Africa. At all the establishments I have worked at during my Chef Career, omelettes were always one of the top selling items on the breakfast menu. It is a lovely food item to prepare, as you can be so creative with the fillings of the basic omelette. This delicious ham and cheddar cheese omelette is wonderful to start your morning. The filling is just as popular in an omelette as in a quiche for lunch.For more omelette ideas, try the breakfast herb omelette - simple, but tasty or the mushroom and cheddar cheese omelette.

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Serves: 1 Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Ready in: 20 Minutes

Nutrition: Calories 383 Carbs: 1g Protein: 32g Fat: 21g

Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons milk
salt and pepper to taste
30-50 g matured Cheddar cheese - White Cheddar cheese is also acceptable
4 slices of good quality ham - slightly heated and chopped into small cubes
OPTIONAL:More cheddar cheese if you want it more cheesy
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Instructions:
1
Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until evenly combined.
2
Light your gas burner and turn the gas onto medium heat for a few minutes.This is important to make a lovely omelette, not too dark in colour when you fold it.
3
Spray the pan with spray and cook very well. From my experience it is best to use spray and cook - especially when folding and when you transform it at a later stage to the plate .
4
Add the egg mixture into the pan. Leave a bit to set, but not fully set.Loosen the edges with a spatula all around the pan and turn the egg mixture again to the edges. I like to use a spatula over here as it gives the omelette a good texture.
5
Let the omelette cook until set on a low heat, or for quicker results, pop the omelette pan in the oven to set faster.
6
Add the matured cheddar (leave a ¼ of the cheese portion to sprinkle on top), followed by the chopped ham.
7
Wait until the cheddar cheese has melted and fold gently over with a lifter. (Here I am also very specific on a lifter- some lifters are bad quality and others a dream to work with - those with the bend I prefer as they lift it up way better).
8
Add the portion matured Cheddar you left out for the top and sprinkle it over once folded.
9
Let it melt and serve with a rosemary leaf or chives or if you have pansies flowers available you can add it as a final touch!.
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