Ah, the omelette – the age-old breakfast dish that’s been around since the days when chickens roamed the gardens of French chateaux. And now, just when you thought this beloved morning staple couldn't get any better, we're here to introduce you to the Air Fryer Omelette. Light, fluffy, and effortlessly crisp, it's the breakfast of the 21st century you didn't know you needed.
Air Fryer Omelettes Recipe
- Silicone spatula
- Small ovenproof dish or ramekin that fits into your air fryer (4-inch diameter is ideal)
- 3 large Eggs
- 1/4 cup Bell peppers dice (any color you fancy)
- 1/4 cup Onions diced
- 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese grated
- 2 tablespoon Milk or cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- A sprinkle of fresh herbs parsley, chives, or cilantro for garnish – *because we're fancy like that.*
- Begin by dicing your veggies and setting them aside. Crack those eggs into a mixing bowl.
- Using your whisk, beat the eggs with the milk until smooth. Toss in your diced peppers and onions. Season with a dash of salt and pepper.
- Lightly grease your ovenproof dish or ramekin.
- Pour your egg mixture into the dish, then sprinkle that delectable cheese on top.
- Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C). Once ready, gently slide the dish into the fryer.
- Let it cook for about 12-15 minutes or until the centre is set and the top is lightly golden.
- Using oven mitts (because safety first, folks!), carefully remove the dish from the fryer. Slide the omelette onto a plate, garnish with your herbs, and voilà!
- Don't limit yourself to just peppers and onions. Consider other goodies like mushrooms, tomatoes, or spinach. Got leftover roasted veggies? Toss 'em in!
- Cheddar is classic, but feel free to mix it up. Feta, mozzarella, or even goat cheese can take your omelette to the next level.
- Always ensure the centre of the omelette is set before removing it from the fryer. An undercooked omelette is a sad omelette.
The future of breakfast is here, and it's crispy, fluffy, and downright mouthwatering. The air fryer takes an age-old classic and reinvents it for modern mornings. So whether you're an omelette aficionado or an air fryer enthusiast, this delightful dish is a must-try. Grab that fryer, channel your inner chef, and let's get cracking!
Can I Use Egg Whites Instead?
Absolutely! Just remember that egg whites can be a tad less flavourful, so you might want to amp up your seasoning.
What If My Air Fryer Doesn’t Have A Temperature Setting?
No worries. Most standard air fryers cook at around 350°F to 375°F (177 to 190°C). Just monitor your omelette closely to avoid overcooking.
I’m Dairy-Free. What Can I Use Instead Of Milk?
Feel free to substitute with your favourite non-dairy milk like almond, oat, or soy.