Cheese Soufflé Omelette
SERVES 1 - 2
We were inspired to make this fluffy omelette by a recipe in The Good Cook series Eggs and Cheese (Time-Life Books, 1980).
3 eggs divided
1 tbsp. cold butter, diced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1⁄4 cup grated semi-hard cheese, (such as Carr
Valley Cheese Gran Canaria)
1 tbsp. butter
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Divide eggs, putting whites into a medium bowl and yolks into a small bowl. Add butter to egg yolks, season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper, mix together with a fork, and set aside.
2. Beat egg whites with a whisk until medium-stiff peaks form. Fold egg-yolk mixture and cheese into egg whites and set aside.
3. Melt butter in well-seasoned or nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into skillet and spread evenly in pan. Cook omelette, gently shaking skillet over heat occasionally, until bottom is golden, 3-4 minutes. Lift edge of omelette with a spatula and fold in half. Transfer skillet to oven and cook omelette until center is just set (omelette will continue to puff while baking), 3-4 minute. Serve immediately.