Bread and Cheese Omelet

Friday 21 January 2011

I was thrilled when I went to download some photos off my camera this afternoon and lo and behold there were my omelet pictures from yesterday! Hallelujah!

I was so bummed out when I thought I had lost them. This Bread and Cheese Omelet was a real gem and I had really wanted to share it with you all, now . . . not two weeks from now or whenever I felt like making and eating an omelet again one day . . .

One of the things I fell in love with when I came over here was the concept of Fried Bread. Oh, no . . . tis not very good for you. You can imagine how much fat a slice of bread absorbs when you deep fry it . . . but the taste, when it's done properly, is amazing.

There used to be a little cafe in Chester when I first moved over here all those years ago that served this amazing fried bread with it's breakfasts. I could never turn it down when asked if I wanted it . . . oh-so-bad for you but impossible to resist.

This recipe takes the idea of fried bread and makes it just a tiny bit healthier for you. For one, it's not deep fried, but lightly sauteed in a bit of butter. For two, it's not whole slices, but tasty, crisp and buttery little cubes . . .

If you really wanted to be healthy you could use whole wheat bread, but hey, it's fried bread folks . . . it's supposed to be at least a bit indulgent!

I suppose when you combine these buttery little crisp cubes of fried bread with beaten eggs and luciously rich and sharp cheddar cheese in an omelet, that's as fluffy and tasty as it is beautiful . . .you're not really talking health or weight conscious here, but then again . . . who cares!

Once in a while an indulgent treat is just what we need. The recipe is for one omelet, but you can make as many as you like, by increasing the amount of ingredients. I made two, one for me and one for Todd. I doubled everything, cooked all the bread cubes together and then did individual omelets, one at a time, keeping the first one warm in the oven while I cooked the second one.

The Toddster had a bit of an accident with his teeth the other day though . . . he couldn't have any salad with his. I just sliced some ripe soft avocado and tomatoes, and stuffed his with that, as well as the fried bread and cheese. He was one happy camper! Yeaaahhh baby! (I'm such a good wife!)

*Bread and Cheese Omelet*
Serves 1
Printable recipe

Simple supper fare. All you need is a salad to complete this tasty meal. Fluffy and delicious!

a little butter
1 thick slice of farmhouse style bread
(remove crusts and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
2 large free range eggs
1 TBS cold water
dash of white pepper
salt to taste
1 spring onion, finely chopped
2 TBS grated strong cheddar cheese

Melt a knob of butter in a small frying pan. Add the bread and cook, stirring occasionally until golden and crispy brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to some paper toweling and keep warm.

Beat the eggs with a little cold water, some white pepper and some of the onion. Melt some more butter in the heated pan. Once it begins to foam, tip in the egg mixture. Add the fried bread and grated cheese. Cook gently until set, and the bottom is lightly browned. Fold in half and slide onto a warm dish. Garnish with a bit more chopped onion if desired.


  1. Beautiful pictures! Yummy omelette. Lucky husband!

  2. Marie,this is a good one. Look at those avacados and tomatoes. That is the whole meal. I'm going to make it in Texas next week! Your photos are beautiful. xxoo

  3. i dont mind to be a little sinful when it comes to food.. i wanna try this the coming weekend.

  4. This is a very interesting take on an looks so good! And I'll take anything with tomatoes & avocado in it. ;o) Happy Weekend, dear friend--LOVE YOU LOTS ((BIG HUGS))

  5. Ohhh Marie! I shouldn't have read this post before breakfast, I want one NOW!

  6. Marie,
    so glad that the photos were still there...I was commiserating with you but now am rejoicing with you.
    Your Bread and Cheese omelet looks wonderful...eggs are plenty here thanks to our laying hens so I will have to try this!
    Thanks so much!

  7. OMG Marie this bread and cheese omelette is amazing!! Im hungry!! huggs and have a lovely weekend with Todd! gloria

  8. Sinful or not, this is what's for dinner tonight. Thanks so much and happy weekend!

  9. so so delicious! i'm not a big breakfast person, but i would happily hop out of bed for this omelet!

  10. So pleased the pictures hadn't vanished after all. That is one amazing looking omelet!

  11. Well good for you or not fried bread and cheese will do for me! With a bit of brown sauce. Do they really not know about fried bread across the Pond? Fancy that!

  12. I wanna try this recipe for my family, thanks for sharing.


  13. What a neat idea to put your toast right in an omelet !
    Your cats are gorgeous, and look rather spoiled :)

    1. It is very nice done this way! My cats are beautiful for sure. And yes, more than a tad bit spoiled! haha xo


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