You can dress up a plain omelet in a mind-boggling number of ways. Every set of filling ingredients gives it a different personality. Some seem natural for breakfast or brunch, others for lunch. And there's nothing like a gooey cheese-filled omelet for a late-night supper. Here are some of our favorite simple combos.
- Diced canned roasted red pepper
- Swiss chard, shredded
- Pecorino romano cheese, grated
- Leeks, thinly sliced
- Camembert or brie cheese, sliced
- Cream cheese, cubed
- Green onions, sliced
- 2 slices of smoked salmon
- Cooked potato
- Ricotta cheese
- Fresh-ground black pepper
- 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped
- Layer diced canned roasted red pepper, shredded Swiss chard, and grated pecorino romano cheese.
- Sauté thinly sliced leeks in butter; add along with sliced Camembert or brie cheese.
- Cut cream cheese into cubes and pair with sliced green onions and a couple of slices of smoked salmon.
- Make a hearty but chic creation with a few slices of cooked potato, some ricotta cheese, and plenty of fresh-ground black pepper.
- Liven up any omelet by adding 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs to the egg mixture. Try thyme, parsley, chives, tarragon, and chervil, alone or combined.
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