Cheese & ham souffléd omelette

Cheese & ham souffléd omelette

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

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Serves 1
This fluffy and filling meal for one uses up leftover ham or gammon and makes a great brunch served with baked beans

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal507
  • fat39g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein39g
  • salt3.48g
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  • 50g grated gruyère or cheddar



    Gruyère is an undoubted pinnacle of traditional Swiss cheese-making, a culinary masterpiece as…

  • 2 slices roughly torn ham or gammon
  • 2 eggs, whites and yolks separated



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill or basil
  • splash olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  1. Mix most of the cheese with the ham or gammon, egg yolks, mustard, herbs and some seasoning. Whisk egg whites until stiff. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whites into the yolk mixture until evenly mixed.

  2. Heat a splash of olive oil in a small non-stick frying pan. Pour mixture into the pan and cook for 4 mins until the underside is set and browned. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and grill for 2 mins until cheese is bubbling and golden.

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Che Guevaraa
24th Jan, 2020
My son loved this. I whisked the egg whites manually so it was just exhausting but well worth the effort. Also don’t use a huge frying pan like I have. If you use a smaller pan I find the eggs do puff up and soufflé as long as the whites have been whisked and folded carefully. If the pans too big it just spreads out across and doesn’t have the same effect.
Lewis Cunningham
5th Nov, 2018
This is so yummy, I would highly recommend it! I couldn't be bothered to whisk the whites so they where stiff, but as long as you whisk until white and frothy, it still turn out relatively okay. It's easy to cook as you just leave it to do its thing! Make sure to add plenty of herbs/mustard
18th Jan, 2014
Good easy to follow omelette recipe - worked a treat. I didn't have any fresh dill or basil so I used a tsp of dried basil instead. Defo use that one again - so easy!! My husband was dead impressed with this brunch!!
9th Aug, 2012
Light and delicious; perfect for a filling breakfast :)
16th Apr, 2012
Didn't taste much different from a normal omelette if i'm honest, but still tasty.
26th Feb, 2012
really tasty, quick and easy.
19th Feb, 2012
Great for an easy Sunday brunch.
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Lewis Cunningham
5th Nov, 2018
Add plenty of seasoning / herbs / mustard
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