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Chile, Potato & Cheese Omelet

January/February 1999

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Serve topped with salsa. Accompany with warmed flour tortillas and a grated carrot salad.



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"Very good and easy to make. "
Chile, Potato & Cheese Omelet Recipe

Makes: 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup frozen hash-brown potatoes, or diced cooked potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and chopped

Preparation

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Whisk eggs, egg whites and pepper in a bowl until blended. Stir in cheese and cilantro.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Tips & Notes

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

Nutrition

Per serving: 236 calories; 14 g fat (6 g sat, 6 g mono); 228 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 2 g fiber; 752 mg sodium; 384 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (45% daily value), Selenium (37% dv), Calcium, Folate & Vitamin C (20% dv), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
Southwest
Mexican
Servings
2
Main Ingredient
Eggs
Preparation/ Technique
Broil
Saute
Meal/Course
Breakfast
Brunch
Dinner

Type of Dish
Main dish, vegetarian
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Publication
January/February 1999
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