Here’s my lush and gooey creamy goat cheese omelette recipe! The crunchy red onion, pinch of nutmeg and freshly chopped mint take a simple omelet to a whole new level… What a great lunch idea this one is!
Do you like goat cheese?
Goat cheese has won in popularity over the years I guess.
I know quite a lot of people who weren’t too fond of goat cheese. But nowadays they seem to adore it. I’ve always liked goat cheese, in any shape or form. I love cheeses in general.
So the idea behind this goat cheese omelette recipe comes from the lovely city of Paris! We were there just last weekend.
At the Aligre Market near the Bastille we treated ourselves to a Corsican charcuterie platter for breakfast. The enthusiast lady behind the counter started making fresh cannelloni with a very soft looking white cheese. Both the hubs and I were intrigued. So we started asking her about it. Turns out it was brocciu, a typical Corsican fresh cheese of sheep or goat milk.
So she started talking about other great recipes to make with it. Tomatoes stuffed with brocciu and baked in the oven. And this lovely light omelette with brocciu and another very important ingredient: fresh mint!
Cheese Omelette Recipe with Goat Cheese
But sadly brocciu is not available in our hometown here.
So we asked her for a good alternative and she suggested we use any fresh goat cheese. Or even ricotta to make cannelloni and this cheese omelette recipe.
And what can we say. The mint is an absolute must! I added the raw red onion myself to give the fluffy cheese omelette a bit of crunch. You should really try this one. I served the omelette with bread and a simple green salad sprinkled with some olive oil.
Do you love omelets?
Then also check out my Spanish potato omelet or tortilla!
- 6 eggs
- 3,5 oz soft goat's cheese (100 g)
- a handful fresh mint
- 1 tsp garlic chopped
- 2 tbsp red onion chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Wash and drain the fresh mint. Then chop it up roughly and set it aside until later.
- Tear the fresh goat cheese into smaller crumbs.
- Break the eggs in a large bowl and then beat them until foaming. Season with pepper, salt and a pinch of nutmeg.
- Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and gently fry for 4 minutes without browning. Then pour in the beaten egg and bake the omelette the way you prefer.
- Sprinkle with the crumbled fresh goat cheese and let the omelette simmer for another minute until the cheese is warmed through. Check the seasoning and add more pepper, salt or nutmeg to taste if necessary. Cut the omelette up and transfer it onto hot plates. Then sprinkle with the chopped mint and red onion. Serve immediately.