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French Ham and Cheese Omelet {Omelette au Jambon et au Fromage}

Thought simple, this French inspired omelet is flavorful and light thanks for the prosciutto and chosen cheese. Many French omelets are made with three eggs however I've found this recipe completely filling with two! To enjoy the sense of a Parisian cafe, serve with 'frites' (thin, shoestring sized potato fries) and a simple green salad.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword French omelet, ham and cheese omelet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 omelet
Calories 449 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 2 large Eggs , room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ΒΌ teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Emmentaler cheese , grated*
  • 2 slices French Proscuitto (Itallian Proscuitto may be substituted if French is not available)

Instructions

  1. In an omelet or saute pan melt the butter over Medium-High heat.
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the eggs and milk until fully combined and frothy. Add the black pepper and kosher salt, and whisk in.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the heated pan, swirl the pan to allow the eggs to evenly cover the bottom of the pan and reduce heat to Medium. Allow eggs to cook, undisturbed, other than occasionally swirling the pan, allowing uncooked eggs to settle on the outer edges of the pan. Cook until the top of the omelet is only slightly moist with uncooked egg about 3-3 1/2 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese over the top surface of the omelet and place the slices of prosciutto side by side to cover the cheese. Using a pliable heatproof spatula (silicon works great) gently run the tip of the spatula underneath the edge of the omelet to ensure it is free from the pan.
  5. Slide the spatula further underneath the omelet and fold the omelet over creating a half circle, sealing the inside of the omelet. Allow to cook, folded over, about 10 seconds or until the cheese if fully melted.
  6. Remove from heat. Slide the spatula underneath the portion of the omelet still in the pan and carefully slide the omelet from the pan onto serving plate. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
French Ham and Cheese Omelet {Omelette au Jambon et au Fromage}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 404mg 135%
Sodium 895mg 37%
Potassium 161mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 22.5%
Calcium 36.8%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.