I like to substitute egg whites for a couple of my whole eggs in my omelettes. This way I keep all of the great protein and cut down on the fat. Omelettes are a simple way to have a complete meal in a single dish. Once you know the technique and use a good non-stick pan, the possibilities are endless only restricted by your imagination.
Cheesy Ham Omelette Recipe
1 Whole egg
2 Egg white – Yep, I throw the yokes out or save them for baking – ( will be making lemon curd – so save them)
1/4 C finely diced white onion
1/2 C finely diced low fat ham
1/2 C finely diced tomato
1/4 C shredded cheese – jack – cheddar blend
In a small bowl beat together the eggs. Add 1 tsp of water for each egg you are using. Set this mixture aside. In a non-stick pan, melt 1 tsp of butter and 1 tsp of olive oil. Saute the onion until soft over medium heat. When the onion is cooked, add the egg mixture slowly to the pan. As the egg cooks, pull the egg from the edge of the pan to the center of the pan forcing the uncooked egg to flow to the edges. Keep repeating this step until the egg is almost done. While the egg is still wet, sprinkle on the ham, tomato and cheese.
Turn on your broiler and finish your omelette under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. This top directed heat will cook the top of the eggs and make the omelette rise up and lighten. It will also cook and bubble your cheese. Yumm. Watch it carefully though. It only takes a couple of minutes to finish cooking.
This method prevents you from trying to fold your eggs in half and making a mess! Most of us are not successful with this and don’t make omelettes for this reason. A shame because they are so delicious! Enjoy! Let me know how it goes.