Soufflée omelette with cheese

Soufflée omelette with cheese
Halfway between an omelette and a soufflé, this quick recipe give a light and delicious result. The secret is mainly in the two cooking methods: frying pan, then oven.
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Last modified on: June 22th 2013

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35 min.16 min.51 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
Separate egg whites from yolks.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Whisk whites to soft peak stage, not too firm.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Add lemon juice to yolks, salt, pepper and beat until quite frothy.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Add grated cheese and mix gently.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Add a few tablespoons of whites to yolks and cheese.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Fold into yolks using a maryse.

We add a little white to yolks at first to facilitate the final blending.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Pour this mix into the remaining whites...

Stage 8 - 7 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
... and fold, still using the maryse...

Stage 9
Soufflée omelette with cheese
... until thoroughly mixed.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Preheat your oven to 356°F (180°C).

Put a non-stick frying pan on medium heat without fat, and then put in a metal ring.

If you don't have metal ring, don't worry, use any pan you can find with non-stick bottom (otherwise put a sheet of greaseproof paper in the bottom) which can go both on the hob and in the oven.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
When frying pan is quite hot, pour in the egg mix and cook like this for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Stage 12 - 10 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Then put in the oven for about 10 minutes, check cooking like for a cake.

Stage 13 - 1 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Don't hesitate to finish under the grill to brown the top.

Stage 14 - 1 min.
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Remove the ring (if used) by passing a knife blade all around it, between omelette and metal sides.

Stage 15
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Serve preferably with a small green salad, French dressing and herbs.

Stage 16
Soufflée omelette with cheese
A possible variation, tomato souflée omelette: pour half the mixture into pan, then add a layer of cooked tomato slices (pan-fried beforehand in a little olive oil), and finally add the remaining mix. Then cook and serve as usual.
The ideal utensil for this recipe is a non-stick frying pan with removable handle.

Serve with a herb salad on the side, as I think that something with a hint of acidity makes a good accompaniement.
To eat right now.
From Thierry Marx.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
805 Kcal or 3,370 Kj60 gr14 gr57 gr
40 %23 %1 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
173 Kcal or 724 Kj13 gr3 gr12 gr
9 %5 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
134 Kcal or 561 Kj10 gr2 gr9 gr
7 %4 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 2.02 €
  • Per person : 0.34 €

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