Breakfast & Brunch

The Denver Omelet

Ingredients

  • 3large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup diced smoked ham
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced green bell pepper
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ⅓ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Beat eggs until just combined; do not over-beat.

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  • Step 2

    Melt butter in a skillet over high heat. Add ham, onion, and bell pepper. Sprinkle in a nice pinch of salt and a touch of pepper. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until onions start to soften and ham begins to caramelize, about 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Reduce heat to medium-low and pour in the eggs. Mix briefly with a spatula while shaking the pan to ensure ingredients are evenly distributed. Quickly run the spatula along the edges of the omelet.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle Cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper over the omelet. Cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the top is still wet but not runny, about 5 minutes. Fold omelet in half with your spatula and transfer to a plate.

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