Every cook must have a great omelet recipe. There’s just no getting around it. Before you approach the recipe, however, you need to make sure you have a perfect pan. My favorite pan for omelets is the Giada De Laurentiis for Target 12″ Stainless Steel Nonstick Sauté Pan. You can find Giada’s outstanding line of pans, dishes, and more at Target or Target.com. I’ve used countless pans over the years for omelets and omelet recipes – this pan is, simply put, the best.
Go to Target. Buy the pan. Be an Omelet rock star.
Three Cheese Omelets Recipe
I recently bought a bag of Kraft 3 Cheese Crumbles for poking cheese into burgers before my husband grilled them (along with garlic, but that’s another post!). I had some cheese crumbles left over the next morning, which was surprising given the way I was noshing on them straight from the bag.
I decided to use them in a couple of omelets and the results were cheesy and spectacular. I strongly recommend using this 3 cheese blend in your next omelet recipe. Below is my favorite.
2 teaspoons butter (it’s better than margarine for egg recipes)
2 large eggs, beaten (cage-free eggs – and be sure they’re safe)
Heat butter in a great omelet pan or skillet on medium-high heat. You want the butter to melt but you don’t want it brown. As the butter melts, tilt the pan to coat the bottom.
Quickly pour the beaten eggs into the pan. As you slide the pan rapidly back and forth over the heat, stir the eggs with a fork to ensure that they spread across the bottom of the pan and begin to thicken.
Let stand over heat a few seconds to lightly brown the bottom of the omelet. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Remember, eggs continue to cook after they’re removed from the heat and an omelet will continue to cook after it’s folded.
Sprinkle some of the cheese crumbles (about 1/4 cup) onto one side of the omelet’s surface.
Tilt the pan and run a fork or narrow spatula under edge of omelet and move the pan in a jerking motion to loosen the eggs from the bottom of the pan. Fold the omelet over the melting cheese… what a beautiful sight… and remove to a warm plate.
Needless to say, you can also experiment with a variety of other omelet fillings:
- chopped ham
- chopped onions
- chopped green pepper
- chopped jalapeno
- chopped red pepper
- leftover steamed asparagus, chopped (delicious)
There are endless options and combinations – but every now and then a gloriously plain and simple cheese omelet is where it’s at. Especially if you get jazzy with the cheese. Give Kraft’s 3 Cheese Blend Crumbles a shot – you’ll love them.