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Egg and Cheese Bread Omelet

Cooking all the components of an egg sandwich — including the bread and cheese — in the same skillet means you end up with a dish that's like a cross between scrumptious French toast and a gooey grilled cheese in one. Inspired by a viral video of a vendor in India making a similar dish, we created this version that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (with a salad alongside).
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 min
  • Active: 8 min
  • Yield: 1 sandwich
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Ingredients

3 large eggs

1 scallion, finely chopped 

1 tablespoon unsalted butter 

2 slices white bread 

Kosher salt 

2 slices American cheese 

Directions

  1. Combine the eggs, scallion and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Heat the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until melted and starting to brown around the edges. Add the egg mixture and swirl the pan to coat the bottom. Working quickly, dip 1 slice of the bread in the eggs, then flip it and place close to one edge of the pan. Repeat with the remaining slice of bread, setting it across the pan from the first bread slice (near the opposite edge) so they are in a straight line with eggs all around. Season with a pinch salt. 
  3. Continue to cook the eggs until they are completely set on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes. Slide a large metal spatula under the bread slices and flip the whole omelet in one single motion. Put the cheese on top of the omelet, covering the bread slices. Using the spatula, fold one side of the omelet (but not the bread side) over the bread and cheese followed by the other side. Then fold in half to form a sandwich and continue to cook until the bread on the bottom is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.