Three Cheese Omelette with Organic Ham

Serves 4

This is a Bitton Cafe siganture dish.  It is also a classic French dish that can be eaten for breakfast, a light lunch or dinner.  An indulgent breakfast that blends the texture of creamy egg, the salty flavours of ham and the ooze of melting cheese.  Use a variety of ingredients to make it your own.

 

Ingredients

12 free-range or organic eggs

150 ml fresh cream

50 g hard blue cheese, crumbled

50 g fresh goat’s cheese, crumbled

50 g gruyère cheese, grated

100 g butter, diced

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

100 g organic ham, finely chopped

4 slices grainy bread, toasted

Method

Break the eggs into a clean, dry bowl, add the cream and whisk to combine.

Divide the egg mixture evenly between four small bowls. Combine the cheeses in a bowl. Do the same with the garlic, parsley and ham.

Place an omelette pan or a small non-stick frying pan over medium heat and melt 25g butter until foaming. Add a quarter of the garlic, parsley and ham and sauté gently for 1 minute. Tip one bowl of the egg mixture into the pan and swirl to cover the base of the pan. Lift up the edges of the omelette with a spatula and tilt the pan to let the uncooked egg run to the edges of the pan until cooked. It should be slightly golden underneath and a little bit wobbly when pressed with a fingertip. Sprinkle a quarter of the cheese mixture on the top of the omelette, cook until cheese begins to melt. Fold over one side of the omelette and slide onto a warmed plate. Repeat with the remaining egg, cheese and parsley mixture.

Serve with crunchy toast and Bitton Spicy Tomato Sauce.