Italian Ham and Cheese Omelet

2
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

How to Make Italian Ham and Cheese Omelet

Step-by-Step

  1. Whisk together the eggs, cream, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  2. Melt the butter or heat the oil in a 9" skillet over a (lowish) medium flame.
  3. When 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.
  4. When 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.
  5. NOTE: 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.
  6. Fold 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.
  7. For a calorie-reduced, weight watchers friendly version of this dish, see my "Slim Ham & Cheese Omelet."

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About Italian Ham and Cheese Omelet

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




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