Dad’s Ham & Cheese Omelets

Recommended Utensils: - A 10 to 12” cast iron skillet or skillet that can does not have an insulated handle and can be put under the broiler - A wide mouth (6”) spatula
Preparation: Set oven racks so the top rack is no more than 8” from the broiler assembly and turn broiler on. Add the oil to the cast iron skillet and spread it around by tilting the pan. Using a medium high setting, heat the oil. Stir together the egg and water. Once it is steadily smoking, add the egg mixture evenly around the pan (the eggs will cook vigorously and quickly). Immediately add the ham, then cheese to ½ of the omelet (the round omelet will be folded in half). Pour the maple syrup over the cheese and ham. After the omelet has cooked for about a minute, remove the skillet from the stove, than place it under the broiler. The top cooking will allow the omelet to rise, making it fluffy. After about two minutes, remove the pan from the oven. Using a wide mouth spatula, flip the omelet in half and transfer to a serving plate. Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes Number of Servings: 1-2