Italian Ham and Cheese Omelet

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

My daughter just made this omelet for lunch. We are both rather small-portion eaters, so the recipe serves 2. But there are only 2 eggs in it, so it could be a large serving for one person.
Feel free to vary the ingredients. We used leftover Christmas ham in this one (a honey-baked ham), but Prosciutto Cotto (Italian cooked ham) is another option.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
2
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 large
eggs
3 Tbsp
cream
1/2 tsp
dried italian seasoning
1 dash(es)
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp
butter or olive oil
1/4 c
shredded sharp cheese
1 1/2 oz
ham, chopped
1 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese

Step-By-Step

1Whisk together the eggs, cream, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
2Melt the butter or heat the oil in a 9" skillet over a (lowish) medium flame.
3When heated, pour the eggs into the pan. Lower heat to prevent burning. Shake pan to prevent sticking. Lift up edges of omelet to allow uncooked eggs to run underneath.
4When eggs are partially set, sprinkle in grated cheese and the ham. Keep cooking until eggs are softly set in the middle of the omelet. Sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese.
5NOTE: It helps if you cover the pan while it's cooking, as the steam cooks the top of the omelet. But check it every few seconds to prevent scorching or over-cooking.
6Fold Omelet over by about 1/3. Flip pan to turn out on plate, folding over the other 1/3, for a rolled omelet effect. Cut in half to serve.
7For a calorie-reduced, weight watchers friendly version of this dish, see my "Slim Ham & Cheese Omelet."

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs, Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids