An Easy Rolled Omelet

I eat eggs a lot, and I’m always looking for new ways to cook them. This is a favorite new recipe. It’s a quick and easy way to make a fancy rolled omelet — and really, anyone can do this.

The recipe advises cutting the omelet in half to serve two, but I think it would be okay to eat a whole one by yourself. It’s just enough for a light breakfast or even lunch, but I don’t recommend it as “breakfast for dinner,” as I don’t think it’s hearty enough. This is also a good recipe for those of us who are trying to cut back on their carbs.

Easy Rolled Omelet

  • 2 lg. eggs
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 oz. cooked ham or bacon
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese

Preheat the broiler. Whisk together the eggs, water, salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a small, oven-safe skillet over medium heat. If using ham slices, add them to to the pan and heat through (1 minute). Remove the ham to a plate, and pour in the egg mixture. Let sit without stirring until the bottom starts to cook. Place the skillet under the broiler for about 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the oven and scatter the cheese over the top. Arrange a single layer of ham or bacon on top of the cheese. Broil again to melt the cheese (about 1 minute). Remove the skillet from the oven and use a spatula to roll the omelet up.

Notes: Serves 1 (or 2, cut in half, as a really light meal). The finished omelet can be garnished with some cooked vegetables, such as roasted red peppers or sauteed mushrooms.

Update: I originally specified a nonstick pan for this recipe, but I have since changed that as it may not be safe to put nonstick pans under the broiler.

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4 thoughts on “An Easy Rolled Omelet

  1. Phyllis K. 25 November 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Hey, Shannon, really like your site and your ideals. Just wondering what your take is on GMOs. I recently learned that Naked juices are owned by PepsiCo which spent $2.5 million to defeat Prop 37 in California this month. I see they advertise heavily on you site. Any thoughts?…

  2. Shannon 25 November 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks, Phyllis. I don’t actually control the advertising on my site. WordPress does, and they get all the revenue. That is their condition for free hosting. To be honest, I never see the ads because if you log in with a WordPress account, the site is presented ad free. If the ads bother you, you may try contacting WordPress with your concerns.

  3. cpnhagen34 28 November 2012 at 11:26 pm

    It’s probably not a good idea to stick a nonstick pan under the broiler.

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