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Western Omelet

This is a traditional recipe for the famous Western Omelet.

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • dash pepper


  1. In a large nonstick skillet melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Beat eggs and whisk in remaining ingredients.
  3. When the butter is foaming, pour mixture into hot skillet. Cook, stirring gently to cook evenly. Turn and cook other side.
  4. Serve while still somewhat moist and creamy.

Serves 4 to 6.