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Chive & Gruyère Omelet

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Serves one.

Yields 1 omelet.

  • To learn more, read:
    Omelets for Dinner
  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 55

For the filling:
  • 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 thin slice Canadian bacon, cut into 1x1/4-inch strips
  • 3 Tbs. finely grated Gruyère
For the omelet:
  • 2 large or extra-large eggs
  • 1 Tbs. water
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • 4 grinds freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. snipped fresh chives
  • filling
For the filling:

In a small sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the Canadian bacon and cook, stirring, until browned; set aside.

Chive & Gruyère Omelet Recipe
For the omelet:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, salt, pepper, and one Tbs. of chives until the yolks and whites are well combined but not foamy. In an 8-inch heavy-duty nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil and then add-the butter. Swirl to coat the pan,

When the butter melts, pour the eggs into the pan. With a heatproof spatula, scramble the eggs using small, circular scribbling motions until soft curds start to form, 30 to 50 seconds.

Chive & Gruyère Omelet Recipe

As the mixture firms, spread it over the bottom of the pan; swipe the sides as needed. Stop working the curds to let the omelet begin to firm and let it sit about 30 seconds. (If you like your eggs well done, let it go a bit longer.)

Chive & Gruyère Omelet Recipe

Scatter the cheese evenly, leaving a scant margin around the omelet’s edge. Add the other filling ingredients and use your spatula to gently press them into the curds to incorporate the filling into the omelet.

Chive & Gruyère Omelet Recipe

With the spatula, lift one-third of the omelet and fold it over the center like a business letter.

Chive & Gruyère Omelet Recipe

Tilt the pan toward the plate to slide the omelet so one-third of it hangs over the pan’s edge. Invert the pan, using the spatula to help support the omelet so that it flips neatly over itself as it slides out of the pan. Garnish with the remaining chives.

Chive & Gruyère Omelet Recipe

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per omelet; Calories (kcal): 370; Fat (g): fat g 29; Fat Calories (kcal): 260; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 11; Protein (g): protein g 25; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 13; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 2; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 830; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 470; Fiber (g): fiber g 0;

Photo: Scott Phillips

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