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Left Over Turkey, onion

and cheese Omelet

Turkey Omelet

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This Turkey and Cheese Omelet is a delightful breakfast treat that's easy to prepare. Whisk together four large eggs, season with salt and pepper, then sauté diced onions and leftover turkey or ground Turkey in butter until they're tender and fragrant. Pour the eggs into the skillet, add a layer of cheese and the turkey-onion mixture, and fold it into a satisfying omelet. Finish it off with a garnish of more turkey, onions, and cheese, and serve it with your favorite salsa for a burst of flavors. This hearty omelet is a perfect way to start your day with a delicious, protein-packed meal.

You Will Need

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1. 4 large eggs

2. 2 TBSP Butter

3. 1/4 Heaping cup Onions (diced small)

4. 1/4 Heaping cup shredded cheese

5. 1/4 Heaping cup diced leftover turkey

6. Salsa

7. Salt and Pepper To Taste

To elevate this Omelette recipe, you can repurpose your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey leftovers or utilize ground turkey. For the leftover holiday turkey, dice it into small, savory morsels and incorporate it into the Omelette along with sautéed onions for an exquisite flavor twist. On the other hand, if you opt for ground turkey, brown it to perfection before adding it to the egg mixture. The tender turkey, whether leftover or ground, melds wonderfully with the cheesy, fluffy eggs, delivering a delightful morning indulgence that's both wholesome and rich in holiday nostalgia.

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How To Make A Turkey Omelette


  • Whisk the Eggs: Start by breaking the four large eggs into a mixing bowl. Whisk them together until the yolks and whites are well combined. Season the eggs with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper according to your taste. Set this egg mixture aside.

  • Sautee the Onions: Place a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the 2 tablespoons of butter. Allow the butter to melt and coat the pan evenly. Once the butter is sizzling, add the diced onions to the pan. Sautee the onions until they become almost translucent, which should take about 3-4 minutes. Make sure not to let them brown.

  • Add the Turkey: Now, add the diced leftover turkey to the pan with the sauteed onions. Continue to sautee for another couple of minutes, just until the turkey is heated through. Be careful not to overcook or brown the turkey. Once it's warmed, transfer the sauteed turkey and onion mixture to a separate bowl and set it aside.

  • Cook the Omelet: Return the skillet to the heat and add a bit more butter if needed. Once the butter has melted and the pan is hot, pour the whisked egg mixture into the skillet. Allow the eggs to cook undisturbed for a moment until the edges begin to set.

  • Add Filling: Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese and half of the turkey and onion mixture evenly over the top of the eggs while they are still slightly runny on top.

  • Fold and Serve: As the eggs continue to cook, watch for when there is almost no liquid egg left on the top surface. At this point, carefully fold the omelet in half using a spatula. Once folded, let it cook for another minute or so, just until the cheese is melted, and the omelet is set.

  • Garnish and Serve: Transfer the folded omelet onto a hot plate. Garnish the top with the remaining turkey, onion, and cheese mixture. Serve your delicious turkey and cheese omelet hot, with a side of your favorite salsa.

Enjoy your homemade turkey and cheese omelet with a burst of flavors from the sauteed onions, turkey, and cheese, complemented by the zing of salsa!

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Folding an omelet can be a bit tricky at first, but with practice, you'll master the technique. Here are some tips on how to fold an omelet like a pro:

  1. Use the right size pan: Make sure you're using a pan that is the right size for your omelet. It should be large enough to accommodate the eggs and the filling but not too big that it becomes challenging to fold.

  2. Prep the fillings: Have your fillings (in this case, leftover turkey and sautéed onions) ready to go before you start cooking the eggs. They should be cooked and warm, not hot, to prevent the eggs from overcooking.

  3. Cook the eggs properly: Cook the eggs over medium heat and allow them to set around the edges before adding the fillings. This will ensure that the eggs are cooked through but not overcooked or browned.

  4. Add the fillings to one side: When your omelet is almost cooked, place the fillings on one side of the omelet, leaving some space around the edges.

  5. Use a spatula: Slide a spatula under the side of the omelet without the fillings and carefully fold it over the side with the fillings. It's like folding the omelet in half , to do a tri-fold omelet Use your spatula and go under the egg, fold it half way, then use a plate to hold that end while turning over again.

  6. Tilt the pan: Tilt the pan slightly to help the omelet slide to the edge. Place the plate at the edge of the pan and flip the pan quickly to transfer the omelet onto the plate with the folded side down.

  7. Practice makes perfect: Don't be discouraged if your first few attempts aren't perfect. Folding an omelet takes some practice, and each one will get better as you go along.

  8. Avoid overfilling: Be mindful not to overstuff the omelet with fillings, as it can make folding more difficult. A moderate amount of filling is ideal.

  9. Garnish and serve: After folding, you can garnish the omelet with additional toppings, like fresh herbs or grated cheese. Serve immediately to enjoy it while it's hot and fluffy.

Remember, the key to a perfectly folded omelet is to be gentle and patient throughout the process. With time and practice, you'll be able to fold omelets effortlessly and impress your family and friends with your skills of making the perfect omelet!

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Omelets are incredibly versatile and can be customized with various fillings to suit different tastes. Here are some delightful omelet variations to try:

  1. Cheese and Spinach Omelet: A classic combination of sautéed spinach and your favorite cheese (such as feta, cheddar, or goat cheese) makes for a creamy and savory omelet.

  2. Mushroom and Swiss Omelet: Sautéed mushrooms with melted Swiss cheese create a rich and earthy flavor profile.

  3. Western Omelet: Filled with diced ham, bell peppers, onions, and cheese, this omelet is reminiscent of the classic Western sandwich.

  4. Greek Omelet: Embrace Mediterranean flavors by incorporating ingredients like tomatoes, olives, onions, and crumbled feta cheese.

  5. Mexican Omelet: Spiced up with diced jalapeños, bell peppers, tomatoes, and shredded Mexican cheese, this omelet offers a burst of Southwestern flavors.

  6. Smoked Salmon and Dill Omelet: Indulge in a luxurious treat by adding smoked salmon and fresh dill for a touch of elegance.

  7. Caprese Omelet: Inspired by the Caprese salad, combine sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella for a light and refreshing omelet.

  8. Bacon, Avocado, and Tomato Omelet: The combination of crispy bacon, creamy avocado, and juicy tomatoes creates a satisfying and hearty omelet.

  9. Fajita Omelet: Capture the essence of fajitas by using seasoned chicken or beef, bell peppers, onions, and cheese.

  10. Vegetable Omelet: A colorful medley of sautéed vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms makes for a healthy and vibrant omelet.

  11. Ham and Asparagus Omelet: Combine diced ham with tender asparagus spears for a delightful and balanced flavor.

  12. Sweet Omelet: For a unique twist, try a sweet omelet with ingredients like fruit slices, a drizzle of honey, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Remember, the beauty of omelets lies in their adaptability, so feel free to get creative and experiment with your favorite ingredients. Whether you prefer a savory or sweet palette, there's an omelet variation waiting to satisfy your taste buds!

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