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Classic Denver Omelet

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Rating: 5/5
7 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   1

recipe id: 80187
cook method: stovetop
Classic Denver Omelet Recipe
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2 teaspoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons chopped fully cooked ham
1 tablespoon finely chopped bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 eggs, beaten


Heat butter in 8-inch omelet pan or skillet over medium-high heat just until butter begins to brown. As butter melts, tilt pan to coat bottom. Cook ham, bell pepper and onion in butter 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Quickly pour eggs into pan. While sliding pan back and forth rapidly over heat, quickly stir with fork to spread eggs continuously over bottom of pan as they thicken. Let stand over heat a few seconds to lightly brown bottom of omelet. (Do not overcook, omelet will continue to cook after folding.)

Tilt pan and run fork under edge of omelet, then jerk pan sharply to loosen eggs from bottom of pan. Fold portion of omelet nearest you just to center. (Allow for portion of omelet to slide up side of pan.) Turn omelet onto warm plate, flipping folded portion of omelet over so it rolls over the bottom. Tuck sides of omelet under if necessary.

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253 calories, 19 grams fat, 3 grams carbohydrates, 16 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating

Usually you see a Denver omelet with the ham and vegetables folded inside. I liked this version just as well. A wonderfully simple and quick breakfast.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
i agree that this omeltte is very nice

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Very good and easy!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
First time making a Denver omelet and your recipe was delicious. easy to follow instructions too. Thanks.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Good morning! Just made this and served it with homemade hashbrowns and a couple of slices of bacon. Now THAT'S a breakfast!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I love a good denver omelet, so many try to get fancy and add other things in but this is indeed a true denver omelet.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My friend had never had a classic Denver omelet before so I wanted to make a real one for her to enjoy. This fit the bill perfectly. Good cooking instructions and the taste and texture were spot on. Thank you!

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