Omelet Moliere

3 eggs

1 tablespoon finely grated Parmesan

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon butter

3 tablespoons diced Gruyere cheese

1 tablespoon heavy cream

Beat eggs with Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste.

In a small, 6- to 8-inch cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat the butter until it bubbles.

Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet. Add Gruyere and cream and cook, repeatedly drawing in the edges with a spatula as they set, while tilting the pan to allow the uncooked egg to seep underneath. Once the Gruyere begins to melt, after about 5 minutes, fold one-third of the omelet onto itself, then roll it out onto a plate in a neat shape, folding the remaining third over.

Serve at once (the omelet will deflate somewhat as it cools).

Per serving: 508 calories, 29 gm protein, 3 gm carbohydrates, 42 gm fat, 722 mg cholesterol, 21 gm saturated fat, 774 mg sodium, 0 gm dietary fiber

Goat Cheese, Asparagus and Red Pepper Omelet

3 eggs

1 tablespoon finely grated Parmesan

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon butter

1 ounce soft goat cheese

1 cooked, diced asparagus

2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper

1 tablespoon heavy cream

Beat eggs with Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste.

In a small, 6- to 8-inch cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat the butter until it bubbles.

Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet. Add goat cheese, asparagus, red bell pepper and cream and cook, repeatedly drawing in the edges with a spatula as they set, while tilting the pan to allow the uncooked egg to seep underneath. Once the goat cheese begins to melt, after about 5 minutes, fold one-third of the omelet onto itself, then roll it out onto a plate in a neat shape, folding the remaining third over.

Serve at once (the omelet will deflate somewhat as it cools).

Per serving: 490 calories, 27 gm protein, 4 gm carbohydrates, 40 gm fat, 708 mg cholesterol, 21 gm saturated fat, 796 mg sodium, 1 gm dietary fiber

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