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Western Omelet Bonanza

This variation on the Western omelet calls for a hearty mixture of  potatoes, onion, “sausage” and red peppers folded into the eggs for double cooking. Country biscuits, orange juice and hot coffee make perfect partners for this breakfast entrée.

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This variation on the Western omelet calls for a hearty mixture of  potatoes, onion, “sausage” and red peppers folded into the eggs for double cooking. Country biscuits, orange juice and hot coffee make perfect partners for this breakfast entrée.

Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup diced potato
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 7 oz. soy "sausage," crumbled
  • 1/2 cup diced red or green peppers
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 4 Tbs. shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 Tbs. minced parsley for garnish

Preparation

Preheat oven to broil.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a 10-inch

nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes, and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, or until potatoes begin to turn golden. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add remaining butter, onion, “sausage,” peppers, salt and pepper. Sauté until onion and “sausage” begin to brown, for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.

Beat yolks until slightly thick. Beat whites until foamy and slightly stiff. Fold whites into yolks, and stir in 2 tablespoons cheese. Pour eggs over “sausage” mixture. Cook over medium heat until eggs begin to firm on bottom, lifting edges of eggs and letting uncooked eggs run underneath.

Put skillet under broiler, and cook egg mixture for 2 to 3 minutes, or until top begins to brown and eggs firm up throughout. Remove from oven, and slide omelet onto serving dish. Garnish with remaining cheese and parsley before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 390
  • Carbohydrate Content 15 g
  • Cholesterol Content 445 mg
  • Fat Content 24 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 28 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 8 g
  • Sodium Content 540 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g