CALIFORNIA CREAM CHEESE OMELETTE

It was not omelette night. It was Simple Stacked Sushi night, but I like my sushi and wasn’t hungry enough to savor it (I hope the scales reflect my rare state of denial). Too, since Junior wasn’t home, I was only cooking for two guys. Thus, omelette time, and to make it special, I took a cue from sushi by adding to my gussied-up ham omelette the ingredients of cream cheese and avocado enjoyed in California Rolls. So there you have it: California Cream Cheese Omelette. I did snag a forkful from Senior and Junior Too and can attest to it being a successful experiment.

California Cream Cheese Omelette

7 eggs

1/2 cup milk

sea salt

ground black pepper

1 tbsp butter

3/4 cup cheddar cheese, divided

1 cup ham, sliced thin and chopped

1/2 avocado, sliced thin

3/4 cup tomatoes, diced

1 cup fresh spinach, coarsely chopped

4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, softened and thinned with 3 tbsp milk (reserve 2 tbsp thinned cream cheese to drizzle over top of folded omelette)

1 tsp minced chives

1) In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper

2) In large skillet over low heat, melt butter; pour eggs into skillet and cook 5 minutes without stirring; as omelette begins to set, gently pull edges from sides of skillet with spatula, tilt skillet, and allow uncooked egg to flow underneath

3) Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (reserving 1/4 cup) over entire omelette; on left side, scatter ham and distribute avocado slices; on right side, scatter tomatoes and spinach

4) Drizzle thinned cream cheese (reserving 2 tbsp for topping) over left side

5) Fold right side of omelette (tomato and spinach side) over left; scatter reserved 1/4 cup cheddar cheese over top, drizzle with reserved thinned cream cheese, and sprinkle with minced chives; cook another 2-3 minutes until egg is cooked through

6) Cut in half, plate, and stand back as the guys go for the biggest slice

Serves: 2 bottomless guys (and mom with an unusually small appetite and a sneaky fork)

NOTE: This is a “repeat” recipe featured on my original “Kitchen Novelist” blog 04/21/12

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3 thoughts on “CALIFORNIA CREAM CHEESE OMELETTE

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  3. Teresa says:

    I love the avocado in this. Yum.

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