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American-Style Omelet

 

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American-Style Omelet

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Servings: 1
Calories: 1749kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter , olive oil, coconut oil, or cooking fat of choice
  • Pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 ounce grated cheese
  • 2-4 tablespoons fillings , cooked and chopped (see below)

Fillings:

  • Let whatever strikes your fancy inspire you. Most any cheese will be suitable for an omelet. Even some soft cheeses such as brie or cream cheese marry quite well with other omelet ingredients. As for the fillings themselves , they are often cooked ahead first – particularly if the omelet filling includes meat such as ham or sausage. Cooking the filling ingredients first is also more convenient if you’re making several omelets in a row. You can also top your omelet with the same filling ingredients (an excellent use for anything leftover). Some great-tasting combinations include:

Western

    While traditionally made with ham, sausage adds a spiciness that pairs especially well with the peppers. This filling goes particularly well with a bit of salsa on top and avocado on the side.

      Ingredients (for 2 omelets):

      • 2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese , grated
      • 4 ounces gluten-free savory sausage , cooked
      • 1 large sweet bell pepper , seeded and chopped
      • ½ medium sweet onion , chopped

      Swiss Combo

        Ingredients (for 2 omelets):

        • 2 ounces Emmental or Swiss-style cheese , grated
        • 4 ounces gluten-free country-style ham , cooked and cut into cubes or slices
        • ½ medium sweet onion , chopped
        • ½ cup button mushrooms , chopped

        Garden

          Ingredients (for 2 omelets):

          • ¼ cup soft chèvre (goat cheese)
          • ½ cup baby spinach leaves
          • 12 cherry tomatoes , halved
          • 1-2 shallots , peeled and finely chopped

          Instructions

          • Crack the eggs into a bowl.
          • Beat them with a fork until the yolks and whites are blended together.
          • Heat the butter or oil in a small skillet (8 inches, preferably nonstick) over medium-high heat.
          • When hot, gently tilt the pan to swirl around the butter or oil until the bottom is evenly coated.
          • Pour in the eggs.
          • Sprinkle salt and pepper over the eggs to season them.
          • Cover the pan with a lid for about a minute or so until the eggs start to set.
          • Sprinkle the cheese and filling ingredients on one side of the omelet only. Be careful not to overfill the omelet or it may not fold over well.
          • Slide a fork or spatula under the omelet to loosen it from the pan.
          • Then gently lift the unfilled half and fold it over the fillings, resulting in a semicircle shape.
          • Cook a minute or so more to melt the cheese.
          • Then carefully slide it out of the skillet to a plate and serve.

          Nutrition

          Nutrition Facts
          American-Style Omelet
          Amount Per Serving
          Calories 1749 Calories from Fat 1116
          % Daily Value*
          Fat 124g191%
          Saturated Fat 61g305%
          Cholesterol 667mg222%
          Sodium 3160mg132%
          Potassium 2226mg64%
          Carbohydrates 51g17%
          Fiber 8g32%
          Sugar 31g34%
          Protein 107g214%
          Vitamin A 8815IU176%
          Vitamin C 221.6mg269%
          Calcium 1318mg132%
          Iron 9.2mg51%
          * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
          Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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