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Spanish Omelet

Spanish Omelet

Add a touch of sunny Spain to your menu with omelets featuring typical Spanish ingredients.

Omelets are among the fastest of entrees and can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. With this, any meal of the day is quick and easy – whether you use fresh potatoes or convenient frozen ones. To serve family or friends, just multiply the ingredients by however many servings you need and use 1/2 cup egg mixture per omelet. Serve a filling feast by rounding out the menu with fresh cooked veggies.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (about 3 ounces) diced peeled potatoes*
  • 1/4 cup (about 1 ounce) chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup (about 1 ounce) sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons (about .5 ounce) sliced pitted green olives
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons (.5 ounce) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Sweet red pepper strips, optional

Instructions

  1. In 10-inch omelet pan or skillet over medium heat, cook potatoes, pepper, onion, olives and 1/3 cup of the water, covered, until potatoes are soft, about 7 to 8 minutes. Drain, if necessary.
  2. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of vegetable mixture from pan and set aside. Add oil. Raise heat to medium-high.
  3. In small bowl, beat together eggs and remaining 2 tablespoons water until well blended. Pour over vegetables in pan. (Mixture should set immediately at edges.) With an inverted pancake turner, carefully push cooked portions at edges toward center so uncooked portions can reach hot pan surface, tilting pan and moving cooked portions as necessary. When top is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, add reserved cooked vegetables, cheese and chopped parsley. With pancake turner, fold omelet in half. Invert onto plate with a quick flip of the wrist or slide from pan onto plate.
  4. Garnish with pepper strips, if desired.

Makes 1 serving.

* For even faster cooking, substitute 2/3 cup (about 2.5 ounces) frozen diced potatoes for fresh potatoes. Reduce water to 5 tablespoons, divided. In 10-inch omelet pan or skillet over medium heat, cook frozen diced potatoes with pepper, onion, olives and 3 tablespoons of the water, covered, until potatoes are soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Proceed with recipe.

Recipe and photo credit: American Egg Board


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