Bacon Cheese Omelette

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Ham Egg and Cheese Omelette

There is no doubt that bacon and eggs are two foods that are designed to go together, especially at breakfast time. This simple bacon cheese omelette recipe is easy to make and tastes fantastic.

frying onions

If you make it thick enough, a bit like a Spanish Omelette without the potato, you can even take it with you in your packed lunch and eat it cold.

How to use up leftovers

In this cheese and bacon omelette recipe, I have actually used some leftover ham from a boiled ham instead of bacon lardons. The effect is pretty much the same though.

I found this a great way to use up the leftover ham, which was not enough for a full meal for the three of us.

frying ham and onions
Frying onions with leftover ham

The same went for the cheese where I was using up a nearly finished pack of cheddar, from the Aldi, which was such a shape it needed grating and putting in something anyway. This worked perfectly!

If you wanted to make a nice Keto snack, you could also just leave the onion out of the recipe.

pouring egg mixture

bacon egg and cheese omelette

I think this omelette looks a bit like a Spanish omelette as it is quite thick. Spanish omelettes are normally made with potato and eggs and sometimes have onion in them.

This recipe does not have any potato in it, but if you did have some potato leftovers, the potato would go quite happily into the mix. Delicious!

 

omelette in pan

 

Traditional Omelette

If you want a more traditional bacon egg and cheese omelette, you may want to cook it in a slightly bigger pan, so it is not so thick.

The egg will then cook a bit quicker on the top and you can turn half of the omelette over on itself when it is cooked and before you serve it. It is then a bit easier to keep a soft egg centre if that is how you prefer your eggs.

 

cheese and onion omelette

 

However you cook it, the famous omelette is here to stay and is something we will be coming back to when we want a quick snack or need to use up some cheese, ham or even potato leftovers.

bacon egg and cheese omelet
Bacon cheese omelette

Let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make a cheese and bacon omelette

Bacon Cheese Omelette

onion and cheese omelette

This bacon and cheese omelette is a great way to start your day. Easy to make and you can even eat it cold in a packed lunch.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 100g bacon lardons (or chopped cooked ham leftovers)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 70 g cheddar cheese (red or white)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Fry the onion and bacon together in a skillet for about 5 minutes (in these pictures I have used some cooked ham leftovers, which I added after cooking the onion).
  2. Meanwhile, break the eggs into a bowl and whisk together with a fork.
  3. Grate the cheese into the eggs, mix well together and season to taste.
  4. Then pour the egg mixture into the pan with the bacon and onion, and mix. Be aware the size of the pan will determine the thickness of omelette you want. (These quantities give me a Spanish Omelette type omelette using my 9" skillet.)
  5. Cover the pan and leave the egg mixture to cook on a low heat, checking every now and again to see that it is not burning. This may take 5-8 minutes.
  6. When it seems the bottom is browned (carefully check this by separating the omelette from the pan with a spatula), then carefully turn the omelette over, using a plate on the top.
  7. Then replace the omelette in the pan to lightly brown what was the top for a minute or so. (If you have made a thinner omelette it may be easier to do this by hand, or to just fold the omelette over halfway).

Notes

Serve up on a plate, hot or cold.

These quantities will give you 3 portions.

Note: For a Keto version leave the onion out of the ingredients!

Some other breakfast ideas:

The ham in these photos was leftover from:

 

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