Potato and Cheese Omelette

"My ideal comfort food. This does it all for me."
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  • 1 medium cooked potato, cut into large cubes (can be leftover boiled, baked or nuked)
  • 12 cup of grated cheese (I like a combo of cheddar/gouda/edam, but you can use just one kind)
  • 2 -3 eggs (depending on how hungry you are)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or 1 tblsp olive oil)


  • Melt the butter in a frying pan.
  • When hot, add potato and cook until golden-brown and crusty on all sides.
  • Beat up eggs in a small bowl with very little salt (the cheese has plenty) and freshly ground pepper.
  • Lower heat of stove, add eggs to pan and give them a good stir, a couple of times, bringing up cooked eggs from bottom, but redistributing uncooked eggs and potatoes.
  • Sprinkle generously with shredded cheese.
  • Let cook until golden-brown on bottom.
  • Run spatula down center, and carefully fold one half over the other creating a half-moon (sometimes you don't get a perfect half-moon, but it still tastes good anyway!).
  • Turn off heat and let omelette sit in pan for 30 seconds to a minute (depending on how well you want your eggs done) and then carefully turn over and allow 30 more seconds.
  • Allow to cool about 4-5 minutes before tucking in (this seems to allow the flavours to blend better).

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  1. Bergy
    I give you full marks for this recipe but I did take the liberty of using my regular omelet mix (2eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 2 tbsp flour, 3 tbsp sour cream or cottage cheese). Followed your recipe and browned the potaoes until golden, turned heat down to medium (between 6 & 7 on my electric stove) poured in the eggs, covered with a lid let it sit and just before it is ready added the grated cheese, put the lid back on. In exactly 5 minutes it is ready cooked on top and golden on the bottom. Really enjoyed my brunch Thanks evelyn — May 18, 2003, 1 member found this helpful Added comments - I made this again following the recipe exactly - equally as good but the omelet is not as fluffy
  2. Linajjac
    I've made this quit a few times already and always forget to leave a review. The first time I made it, we thought it was good but a little bland for our tastes. But I LOVE the additions of potatoes!! Now I add diced onions to the taters and season. I also add fresh chives to the egg mixture then I top off with tomatoes. Then add chives and a lil tomato to the top of the finished omelette. I also make a mexican version. Thanks for a different twist for omelettes. :)
  3. LizAnn
    Well I made this for my two kids this morning. Because I doubled the recipe I didn't bother folding it over. I added some sliced chili peppers. They both said to give it five stars. Thanks for a good one!
  4. Sassy Syrah
    Evelyn, I never should have doubted you.. What a great combo! I had this for breakfast this morning and the hardest bit was step 9. Really easy directions, really tasty result.. Thanks


  1. Julie C.
    I chopped a red potato, drizzled olive oil and steamed the potato in my rice cooker than added it to my omelette and added cheddar and feta cheese and topped it with chunky salsa. :)


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