Tested till perfect Golden Fold-Over Omelettes
Golden Fold-Over Omelettes
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Golden Fold-Over Omelettes

Omelettes are perfect for families because each member can fill his or her own as desired.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 4 tsp 4tspbutter
  • 8 8eggeggs
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwater
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper


  • 1 cup 1cupshredded Swiss cheese
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In 8-inch (20 cm) nonstick skillet, melt 1 tsp (5 mL) of the butter over medium heat. In bowl and using fork, beat together 2 of the eggs, 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the water and pinch each of the salt and pepper; pour into skillet. Cook until eggs are almost set, gently lifting edge with spatula to allow uncooked eggs to flow underneath, about 3 minutes.

Filling: Sprinkle half of the omelette with 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the cheese; fold uncovered half over top and cook for 2 minutes. Slide onto plate. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 4 omelettes.

Additional information : Variations
Spinach and Smoked Sausage Omelettes

Filling: Instead of Swiss cheese, use 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) lightly packed shredded fresh baby spinach; 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced smoked sausage; and 2 cloves garlic, minced.

Western Omelettes
Filling: Instead of Swiss cheese, use 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced Black Forest ham or smoked turkey; 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped sweet green pepper; and 2 green onions, chopped.

Tomato and Goat Cheese Omelettes
Filling: Instead of Swiss cheese, use 1 cup (250 mL) diced plum tomatoes; 1/3 cup (75 mL) soft goat cheese; and 2 green onions, thinly sliced.

Egg White Omelettes

Omit eggs and water. Use 12 egg whites.
Filling: Instead of Swiss cheese, use 1 cup (250 mL) shredded light cheese, such as Danbo or Havarti, and 2 tbsp (25 mL) finely chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, chives, oregano or basil).

For each omelette, use 3 egg whites and cook as directed.

Nutritional Information per serving:

cal 0285 pro 20g total fat 21g sat. fat 10g
carb 2g fibre 0g sodium 378mg

% RDI:

calcium 29 iron 9 vit A 27 folate 23
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