8 pieces of ham slices, about 4 inches across, ¼ to ½ inch thick.
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp cooking oil
3 Tbsp minced shallot
1 tsp dried thyme
¼ c chopped fresh chives
salt, pepper to taste
3 Tbsp milk, half and half, or cream
8 pieces of sliced Swiss cheese cut to size of ham pieces
Sauté pieces of ham slices in butter and oil in large frying pan. Remove to warm plate and keep warm.
Beat eggs with milk, cream, or half and half, and add thyme, chives, salt and pepper
Add more oil to frying pan if necessary. Sauté shallots until soft.
Add egg mixture and cook until it can be lifted from the pan, lifting to let liquid settle under the already cooked bottom as you go.
Flip omelet onto cutting board and cut into pieces the size of the ham slices.
Place ham pieces in frying pan, place a slice of cheese on each slice, and then top with a piece of omelet. Sprinkle with additional fresh chopped chives. Warm in skillet until hot and serve.
Note: Adjust number of eggs to the desired thickness of omelet you like or how hungry you are.