Basil & Cheese Omelets with Whisky Bacon Recipe

The original version of this recipe can be found here Three-Egg Omelets with Whisky Bacon Recipe | Food & Wine. Honestly the original is very FODMAP friendly. You would not have to change anything about it. I just changed mine because of what I had for ingredients and my own personal preference for technique. Like many of the soon to come recipes I had to tweak them not so much because they needed to be tweaked but because I let my boyfriend do the grocery shopping. Needless to say it was interesting. The only thing he got wrong for this one was buying regular bacon instead of Canadian and that honestly was fine by me. I also halved it because it was just the two of us and having left over omelet is just weird. I also left off the tomatoes because neither of us actually like tomatoes.

Basil & Cheese Omelets with Whisky Bacon Recipe

Yield: 2 servings


Whisky Bacon

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Scotch whisky
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar
  • fresh ground black pepper


  • 6 large eggs
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 oz shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 basil leaves


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Cook the bacon on a medium high heat until browned. Turn the bacon, add the whisky and the brown sugar. Bring to a high heat and cook until bacon is desired doneness. Remove the bacon from the pan and let drain on paper towels. Season with fresh ground pepper while it drains.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a non-stick skillet over a medium high heat. Pour in half of the eggs. Spread the eggs evenly and once set spread half of the cheese over half of the omelet. Spread for basil leaves over the cheese, fold, flip and serve. Repeat for the second omelet. Serve with whisky bacon.

What would I change?

Next time I think I’ll slice up the basil before adding it so you don’t get a mouth full of basil leaves when you bite into your omelet. Other than that it was really good in my opinion.

Nick’s Review

Packed with flavor but very light. May have benefited from smaller basil pieces.


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