Somehow, when cream cheese is mixed with herbs and melted in an omelet, it acquires a wonderful taste that you wouldn't associate with cream cheese.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix the cream cheese with the cilantro in a bowl, adding salt and pepper to taste.

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  • Heat one-quarter of the butter in a well-seasoned omelet pan or 8 inch non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. When the butter is hot and bubbling, swirl it around in the pan.

  • Just before the butter begins to brown, beat 2 of the eggs and pour into pan. Lower the heat.

  • After 10 seconds or so, the omelet will coagulate. Push the omelet to one side of the pan with a spoon or spatula, and let the raw egg run over the cleared skillet. Repeat this one more time, then take the skillet off the heat.

  • Dab one quarter of the herbed cream cheese along the middle of the omelet from one side to the other. Season the omelet with additional salt and pepper to taste. If it has not completely set, place the pan over medium heat for a half minute longer. When the omelet is set, slide it from the pan onto a plate so that the omelet rolls up and the herbed cream cheese runs along the length of the roll. Serve it right away. Make three more omelets the same way, making sure the pan and butter get good and hot before adding the beaten eggs. Serve each one as soon as it is cooked.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; 28.5 g total fat; 426 mg cholesterol; 288 mg sodium. 1.7 g carbohydrates; 14.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
This omelet was FANTASTIC! I too am on a carb-limiting diet so this fits in perfectly. The only change I made was too use dried chives instead of cilantro. I have never made an omlet before but this was soo easy and took less than 10 min. from start to finish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2003
cilantro doesn't seem to blend well with rich foods-- i would recommend substituting sliced scallions Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
This omelet was FANTASTIC! I too am on a carb-limiting diet so this fits in perfectly. The only change I made was too use dried chives instead of cilantro. I have never made an omlet before but this was soo easy and took less than 10 min. from start to finish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
This omelet was FANTASTIC! I too am on a carb-limiting diet so this fits in perfectly. The only change I made was too use dried chives instead of cilantro. I have never made an omlet before but this was soo easy and took less than 10 min. from start to finish! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2006
I tried using scallions instead of the cilantro like someone suggested and WOW!!! This is so good!!! Thanks for the recipe and the suggestion. 8/5: I just made these again using cream cheese with onions and chives as well as some quickly microwaved spinach. These might even be better this way! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
GOODNESS ME! i'm a vegetarian so always want to include eggs in my diet for my protein intake but always shy from omlettes because of the eggy smell...however...the cream cheese folded into the omlette was such an unbelievably divine combination that i had to make myself another one! i dont like cilantro so simply used cream cheese with salt and pepper the 1st time and the second time mixed a teaspoon of green pesto into the cream cheese - DIVINE!!.it was perfect with a side salad and some coleslaw! and using butter instead of oil to fry the omlette made it slide off the pan so easily and gave it a lovely buttery undertone! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2010
This was truly delicious but then again most foods with enough fat in them are! This would work equally nicely with Neufchatel (30 % less fat). I did try this with cilantro; it was so very good. Then I had this with a cilantro & green onion combination even more delicious! A simple & quick omelette. Definitely worth a try altho' first taste if it'll satisfy you with Neufchatel. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2005
wow. this is a great recipe. my wife just had her wisdom teeth extracted. so i've been doing most of the cooking (and i'm not much of one). i was looking for something that would be soft and flavorful for her and found this. it looked easy enough and she loves cream cheese (she'll put it on pretty much anything). IT WAS A HIT! i did make a few small modifications to the recipe. i omitted the cilantro. instead of plain cream cheese I used Philadelphia's garden vegetable. and instead of table salt i used sea salt. will we make this again? ABSOLUTELY! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2003
cilantro doesn't seem to blend well with rich foods-- i would recommend substituting sliced scallions Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
I am about three weeks into a diet in which I cannot have any carbohydrates for two of three meals. I have been eating a lot of egg breakfasts and am getting tired of plain omlets. This was a very interesting break! Tasty and filling and still on my diet! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2004
I just made this for breakfast using Aloette herbed cream cheese. How simple. I didn't have to mix up anything. I just put a couple of tablespoons into the omlet (after I flipped it over -- I always do this) and took it out when it started to melt. All of the creaminess covered the omlet and I love how it "somehow "lightens up the omlette. Next time I think I will mix the Aloette into the the beaten eggs and see what happens. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/24/2005
With cilantro I didn't enjoy this omelet very much... too "herby" or something. But it is REALLY good to start with the cream cheese and add chives and some smoked salmon! Yum. Read More
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