Cheese Soufflé Omelette

We were inspired to make this fluffy omelette by a recipe in The Good Cook series Eggs and Cheese (Time-Life Books, 1980).

Cheese Soufflé Omelette
We were inspired to make this fluffy omelette by a recipe in The Good Cook series Eggs and Cheese (Time-Life Books, 1980).
Yield: serves 1-2

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs divided
  • 1 tbsp. cold butter, diced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 14 cup grated semi-hard cheese, (such as Carr Valley Cheese Gran Canaria)
  • 1 tbsp. butter

Instructions

  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.