Is there a recipe for an omelette that is simple, quick, and tastes great? I got you covered! This egg omelette with grated cheese is an absolute hit in our house, I make it for breakfast now and then. Its secret lies in the addition of breadcrumbs and cold water, making it wonderfully fluffy.
2teaspoonspork lardfor frying, or vegetable oil such as sunflower or canola
Crack the eggs into a shallow dish. Pour in the water, add the breadcrumbs and salt. By hand, using a fork, beat well until fully combined. Be patient; there should be no lumps of breadcrumbs in the mixture.
Heat a non-stick frying pan 20 cm in diameter and melt the lard in it over medium heat. If you have whole cheese, grate it finely.
Pour the egg mixture into the heated pan in a thin layer. Using a circular motion of the pan, spread the mixture evenly over the entire surface. Sprinkle grated cheese over the surface. Allow it to fry slowly until the omelette has set and the cheese on the surface has melted. This takes about 3–4 minutes.
Carefully take the omelette with a flat spatula, folding it in half when placed on a plate.
Makes 2 omelettes, enough for one bold person.
SERVING: Serve the egg omelette immediately while the cheese is still warm; it tastes best that way. You can sprinkle the omelette with freshly ground chili flakes or pepper. Garnish the plate with colorful vegetables and green salad leaves. I always add a slice of buttered bread.
Don't turn the omelette! The egg mixture is poured into the pan in a thin layer to cook through without turning.
What exactly makes an omelette fluffy? The secret ingredients are breadcrumbs and cold water! For a soft and fluffy dish, whisk them well with the eggs.