Easy Breakfast Potato Omelet With Cheese

Easy Potato Omelet With CheeseI love making omelets for breakfast especially during the weekends when hubby isn’t working and we get to eat together as a family. I learned this recipe from my Mama who used to spoil me with her delicious cooking every time I visit my hometown in Philippines during semestral breaks in college. I would have this potato omelet with fried rice, Filipino hotdogs or sausage, and a cup of hot tsokolate ( a breakfast beverage made from dried cacao powder, brown sugar, and water).

This is very easy to make which makes it one of my favorite breakfast recipes. I’m not a big fan of potatoes but this one surprisingly appeals to my palate and I hope yours, too 🙂 !

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 40  minutes

Yields: 4-5 servings

3 medium potatoes (or 4 small ones)
2 large eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or any cheese of choice)

Tools You’ll Need:
Cutting board
Wide skillet or frying pan
Cheese grater
Kitchen turner /spatula

1. Peel potatoes, wash, and slice thinly. If you have a mandoline slicer, use it for ease and convenience.

DSC_34712. Place sliced potatoes in a bowl and add a teaspoon of salt. Mix with your hands and let stand for 2 minutes.

DSC_34803. Rinse thoroughly with cold water to remove most of the salt and the starch in the potatoes. Pat dry with a paper towel.

DSC_34994. In a skillet, heat oil on high until it starts smoking and place potatoes in single layer. Cover the pan to brown faster. Check after 5 minutes and use a turner or spatula to flip potatoes to brown the other side. Cover again. Keep turning potatoes over about 3-4 times total until they’re golden brown on the edges. This will take about 25-30 minutes.

DSC_35155. Beat eggs and season with salt and pepper according to taste.

DSC_35216. Drizzle evenly on top of the potatoes and let it cook thoroughly, about 5 minutes.

DSC_35357. Remove from heat and sprinkle cheese on top. The cheese will melt from the heat.

DSC_35488. Cut into serving pieces and sprinkle more cheese (if desired).