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denver omelet

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This recipe is an American classic that never gets old! Enjoy this tasty omelet for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

yield 2 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For denver omelet

  • 4 lg
    free-range eggs, beaten
  • ground himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    onions, diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    red peppers, diced
  • 1/4 c
    smoked ham, diced
  • cooking spray, as needed
  • 1/2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/8 tsp
    smoked paprika

How To Make denver omelet

  • 1
    Beat eggs very well before adding salt and pepper. Beat again and set aside.
  • 2
    In a skillet over medium-high heat, add butter and when it starts sizzling, add onions, green peppers, red peppers, and ham. Sauté until the veggies soften, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 3
    Transfer the mixture to a bowl and set aside.
  • 4
    Reduce heat to medium-low and lightly grease the skillet with cooking spray.
  • 5
    Add beaten eggs and swirl the pan to distribute the egg mixture and cover the bottom of the skillet. Let sit for about 45 seconds before adding cheese and smoked paprika.
  • 6
    When the edges start to set, using a spatula, gently slide it under to release it and then tilt the pan so the runny eggs get in contact with the hot skillet, cooking them as well. Continue until the top is cooked and there’s no runny eggs.
  • 7
    Add the vegetable mixture onto half of the omelet and quickly flip it over. Serve immediately.
  • 8
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