Monday, April 14, 2014

Chive and Cheddar Omelet



If you can get your hands on some fresh eggs and some chives that are just pushing their way through the ground right now, make this omelet.
 The number of eggs you use depends on how many you are feeding and the size of the eggs.  To feed 4 people, I use 6 extra large eggs.  Whisk them until combined.

Chop up some fresh chives.
 Grate some good cheddar cheese.  I used Double Gloucester.

 Melt some good butter in a non-stick pan on medium heat.  This omelet is all about using fresh and high quality ingredients.  I buy good European butter to use in recipes like this.

 Pour your whisked eggs into the pan.  Tilt it to coat and then lift the edges as the eggs set to allow the runny eggs to fill in underneath.

 When the eggs are almost set, sprinkle the chopped fresh chives over them. 

 Sprinkle on some sea salt and pepper.

 Next, sprinkle on the cheese.

 Roll the eggs towards the center.  Turn off the heat and let it sit in the pan for a few minutes until the cheese melts.

 Slide it on to a platter and sprinkle with more chives.  It might not be the neatest omelet in the world but it sure was delicious.

14 comments:

Laurie M said...

this is te ONLY way I eat eggs, lol, looks amazing joyce, guess what, ITS SNOWING
( insert curse words here)!!!!!!
minus temps and more snow all week, yup, this spring in Ontario Canada,
( well Northern Ontario),

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I'm so hungry right now and this didn't help :-) I have lots of chives this year and anything with cheese is yummy :-) I'll do this this weekend!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Patty Woodland said...

I always say that taste counts more than appearance when it comes to things like omelets....

Nellie said...

I think it looks wonderful and would taste even better!

Mary Ann said...

It's a beautiful omelet! I love to use Challenge butter, it's European style and I can get it at the PX.

Guillaume said...

This looks absolutely delicious. I now make omelets for Easter, because 1)it makes me feel less guilty than eating lamb and 2)I often mess up the lamb.

Barb said...

Just perfect for this time of year. My chives are bout 10 inches high.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nothing beats a good omelette!

Cuisine de Provence said...

Oh, now you made me so hungry...

jody said...

Nothing better than fresh eggs! Our snow is finely almost gone but more in the forecast. I need to check and see if my chives are poking thru i bet they are! Enjoy your day!

Megs said...

Will have to go out in the rain and get my chives- too late for breakfast, but I will make this for lunch!

TARYTERRE said...

LOOKS delicious.

sandra hagan said...

I have the fresh eggs from a friend yesterday. Will have soak my dried chives...best I can do.

Thanks for sharing.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I found myself thinking I could smell this! :) I am so far behind, trying to catch up.
HUGS!