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Western Omelet

Western omelets are pretty easy to make, they are loaded with bell pepper, onions and ham and cheese. They are also called farmer's omelets,  Denver omelet or a Southwestern omelet. They are a hardy breakfast most love. we recommend a thick, chunky salsa , hot sauce like Tabasco or Sriracha on the side. Enjoy!~

Basic Western Omelette

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Savor the delightful combination of a Western omelet, where a harmonious blend of flavors awaits within a tri-folded egg creation. The fluffy omelet enfolds the smoky essence of ham, the vibrant crunch of bell peppers, and the creamy richness of cheese, delivering a satisfying experience with each bite. To add an extra layer of deliciousness, the remaining ham, green pepper, and onions are generously sprinkled on top, creating a burst of colors and flavors that elevate this breakfast treat to new heights. Every mouthful is an adventure, leaving you yearning for more of this sumptuous delight. Perfect for sharing with your significant other. Step by Step instructions on how to fold a tri-fold omelet below along with omelet variations.

You Will Need

4 Eggs

1 Small Onion (diced)

3 TSP Butter (divided)

Farmland Diced Ham

1/2 Green Bell Pepper

1/3 cup shredded cheese (divided)



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In a bowl whisk eggs, salt and pepper, 

Add butter to frying pan , turn heat to medium and wait for butter to melt. Sauté onion and bell pepper until slightly browned (about 15 to 20 min)  Stiring often.  When they are as done as you like, move to another bowl and wipe hot pan with a thick paper towel, add butter again.

Classic Western Omelet
Loaded Western Omelette

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Once your butter is melted, pour in your whisked eggs and add 1/2 of your cheese. Add  sauteed onions and bell pepper, and diced ham to the top and let the edges turn solid . 

Once the edges of your eggs are solid all the way around, slowly slide a spatula under the eggs and fold half way, take your spatula and finish turning it over to meet the other side.  Transfer to a plate, (use pan to slide onto plate,) and add the extra vegetables to the top, add your favorite salsa!~


Important Tip:

Let omelet rest, on plate for 3 to 4 minutes so the insides fully cooked. 

Farmer's Omelet
Basic Western Omelette

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Folding a tri-fold omelet is a simple process that creates a neat and compact shape.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Step 1: Prepare the omelet filling: Before you start cooking the omelet, make sure to have your desired filling ingredients ready. It could be a combination of ham, bell pepper, cheese, and any other ingredients you prefer.

Step 2: Cook the omelet: In a non-stick pan, melt some butter or heat a little oil over medium heat. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan and tilt it to ensure an even spread. Cook the eggs for a minute or two until the bottom starts to set.

Step 3: Add the filling: Once the omelet is partially cooked, add your chosen filling ingredients onto one side of the omelet. Leave some space around the edges to make folding easier.

Step 4: Fold the omelet: Using a spatula, carefully fold one side of the omelet over the filling, covering it completely. Now, gently fold the other side over the top to create a "trifold" or "letter-fold" shape.

Step 5: Slide onto a plate: After folding the omelet, slide it onto a plate, ensuring that the seam side is facing down. This helps to keep the omelet securely closed.

Step 6: Optional - Top with extra ingredients: If desired, you can top the tri-fold omelet with additional ingredients like remaining ham, green pepper, and onions.

Step 7: Serve and enjoy: Your tri-fold omelet is now ready to be served! Garnish it with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of cheese, and enjoy a delicious and visually appealing breakfast or brunch.

Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't worry if your first attempt isn't perfect. With a little practice, you'll be folding tri-fold omelets like a pro in no time!

Omelets, a versatile and delicious dish, offer a plethora of variations to suit various tastes and preferences. Here are some mouthwatering omelet variations:

  1. Veggie Lover's Omelet: Packed with a colorful array of fresh vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers, this omelet bursts with natural flavors and nutrients.

  2. Cheese and Herb Omelet: A classic choice, this omelet is generously filled with your favorite cheese blend, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or feta, and sprinkled with fragrant herbs like chives, parsley, or basil.

  3. Mediterranean Omelet: Embrace the Mediterranean flavors with an omelet that features olives, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and crumbled feta cheese, all adding a delightful tang to your taste buds.

  4. Southwestern Omelet: Spice up your morning with this zesty omelet, containing diced jalapenos, black beans, avocado, corn, and a hint of cumin, served with a dollop of sour cream or salsa.

  5. Spanish Omelet (Tortilla Española): A Spanish delight, this omelet comprises sliced potatoes, onions, and eggs, skillfully cooked to create a hearty and satisfying meal.

  6. Protein-Packed Omelet: Ideal for fitness enthusiasts, this omelet combines grilled chicken, turkey, or lean ham with spinach and low-fat cheese for a high-protein, low-carb option.

  7. Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Omelet: Elevate your breakfast with the luxurious pairing of smoked salmon and velvety cream cheese, garnished with dill or capers for a delightful touch.

  8. Mushroom and Swiss Omelet: Earthy sautéed mushrooms paired with the nutty richness of Swiss cheese make for an elegant and comforting omelet choice.

  9. Bacon and Avocado Omelet: A heavenly combination of crispy bacon and creamy avocado brings a burst of flavor to this delectable omelet.

  10. Frittata: Similar to an omelet but cooked entirely in the oven, a frittata allows for endless combinations of ingredients, from ham and cheese to roasted vegetables and herbs.

With these tantalizing omelet variations, the breakfast table transforms into a canvas for creativity, ensuring everyone finds their favorite flavors in this versatile and beloved dish.

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