Serve topped with salsa. Accompany with warmed flour tortillas and a grated carrot salad. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1999

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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler.

  • Whisk eggs, egg whites and pepper in a bowl until blended. Stir in cheese and cilantro.

  • Heat oil in a 9-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet (see Tip) over medium heat. Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until potatoes soften and begin to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chiles and scallions. Pour egg mixture over vegetables; return to heat and cook, shaking pan occasionally, until edges are set and omelet is lightly browned on the bottom, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Place skillet under broiler. Broil omelet for 2 to 3 minutes, or until top is set and lightly browned. Loosen omelet and slide onto a platter. Serve immediately.


To ovenproof a skillet with a plastic handle, wrap the handle with foil.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; 14.7 g total fat; 5.8 g saturated fat; 203 mg cholesterol; 778 mg sodium. 522 mg potassium; 19.7 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 17.1 g protein; 921 IU vitamin a iu; 32 mg vitamin c; 82 mcg folate; 223 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 32 mg magnesium;

Reviews (6)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Easy and tasty I made this in a pan that was larger than called for so it was a little dry. The flavour was great though and I would make this again. I served this alongside Kale with Aplles and Mustard. Yum! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
this is a fritata The omelets on this site are actually more a fritata or crustless quiche. Lacking balanced flavor and bulk to fill up hearty eaters I would suggest adding mushrooms and a low sodium salsa to add depth. 2 scallions were more than enough then again we're not onion fans to begin with. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Good but missing something I agree with a previous reviewer who said it could have benefitted from salsa or hot sauce. It definitely felt like it was missing a crucial component and that may have been it. I made this with hash browns and skipped the oil and just gave my pan a quick spray. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good and easy to make. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Bland on the 1200 cal meal plan I am on the Vegetarian 1200 cal a day 28 Day Meal Plan. As the salsa and the tortilla are not on the list of ingredients I am assuming that the plan does not call for them. But without them this omelet is very bland. It tasted peppery but there was nothing else in it to say "Yum!" It would help to at least put a little salsa on it as the original recipe suggests. That might raise the calorie level a tad bit but it would be worth it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good It was very good but nothing really in it to say WOW! Still like it so definite I would eat it again. Just think as suggested would add some salsa or hot sauce something to "kick it up a notch" (Emeril) Thanks. Read More