Whip up this simple, tasty omelet on those nights when it seems the refrigerator is bare. Frozen hash browns are perfect for such occasions--just look for a brand with little or no fat. And while the cheese adds some fat, it also provides almost a third of your daily calcium needs.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Spring 2004


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  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and cook until golden brown, shaking the pan and tossing the potatoes from time to time, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chiles and transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.

  • Blend eggs, hot sauce, salt and pepper with a fork in a medium bowl. Stir in cheese, scallions, cilantro (or parsley) and the potato mixture.

  • Set a rack about 4 inches from the heat source; preheat the broiler.

  • Brush the pan with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil; heat over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture and tilt to distribute evenly. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the bottom is light golden, lifting the edges to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath, 3 to 4 minutes. Place the pan under the broiler and cook until the top is set, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Slide the omelet onto a platter and cut into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

334.7 calories; protein 20.9g 42% DV; carbohydrates 10.6g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.9g 7% DV; sugars 1g; fat 23.4g 36% DV; saturated fat 8.8g 44% DV; cholesterol 402mg 134% DV; vitamin a iu 1200.8IU 24% DV; vitamin c 24.8mg 41% DV; folate 90.8mcg 23% DV; calcium 290.9mg 29% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 18.2mg 7% DV; potassium 350.4mg 10% DV; sodium 872.3mg 35% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

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Rating: 2 stars
No deviation from the recipe. Used parsley instead of cilantro which was an option. Very bland and without character. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very flavorful! I did have to deviate from the recipe slightly to make it a more robust meal but the main ingredients remained in tact and it was delicious and very satisfying. I added some ground turkey and and topped it with some torn corn tortillas and sprinkle of pepper jack. Cons: Took longer to cook then expected Read More