cheese omelette

omelette au fromage

quick and easy


cheese omelette or Omelette au Fromage is probably one of the most popular of omelettes as it is so easy and very tasty - and of course almost everyone loves cheese! 

This French omelette recipe really is one of the best recipes for this one. With a little cream added at the end of the cooking, it's just a dream!

You don't have to add the cream if you are worried about too much fat in your diet but if you only have it on occasions, it is a special treat!

Once you have mastered the basics for making the plain or savoury ones, this is an extra special treat for everyone at any time of day - or night!



Ingredients

  • 2 fresh eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 oz butter
  • 1 level tablespoon each of  Parmesan and Gruyere cheese
  • 1 tablespoon thick cream (optional, but gorgeous!)

Method

  • Make your omelette as for the basic savoury omelette adding the cheese to the egg mixture.
  • When it is about half cooked,  pour the cream over and then fold your omelette and serve immediately.

This is a wonderfully tasty omelette that is good for a light meal on it's own or with a French green salad and crusty bread.

Your cheese omelette au fromage is a really great meal – fast and nourishing and one that is a good standby if anyone arrives at your home unexpected and you want a quick recipe.

If you don't have the French cheese you can always use a good hard cheese you may have in your refrigerator such as a good cheddar. It will still be delicious.

In some parts of France is it traditional to make giant size omelettes and they make this event into an annual festival.

In the south of France, in a small town called Saint Aygulf, near St Tropez, they have a festival every year where they make the most enormous omelette. They say it takes 14,000 eggss and 3kg butter to make this enormous omelette and when it is made, it will feed 4,000 people!

I am not sure I would like to make one as large as this, it probably takes many cooks to do this, but it would be very interesting to see one being made. 

Would you like to see one? Take a look here and if you are in the area when they are holding this event, you may even get to see it first hand.