What is a Denver omelet? Almost everyone agrees that it should have chopped onion and chopped bell pepper cooked into the egg (preferably a combination of red and green bell pepper). Most people would expect small cubes of ham in there too. Whether or not it should have cheese as a filling or a topping is up for debate. The recipe submitted here is Denver Omelet. It includes cheese, crumbled jam and vegetables. For more of a purist’s
How to Make A Denver Omelet
2 teaspoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons chopped fully cooked ham
1 tablespoon finely chopped bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 eggs, beaten
2 oz Cheddar & Monterey Jack
Heat butter in 8-inch omelet pan or skillet over medium-high heat just until butter begins to brown. As butter melts, tilt pan to coat bottom. Cook ham, bell pepper and onion in butter 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Quickly pour eggs into pan. While sliding pan back and forth rapidly over heat, quickly stir with fork to spread eggs continuously over bottom of pan as they thicken. Let stand over heat a few seconds to lightly brown bottom of omelet. (Do not overcook omelet will continue to cook after folding.)
Tilt pan and run fork under edge of omelet, then jerk pan sharply to loosen eggs from bottom of pan. Fold portion of omelet nearest you just to center. (Allow for portion of omelet to slide up side of pan.) Turn omelet onto warm plate, flipping folded portion of omelet over so it rolls over the bottom. Tuck sides of omelet under if necessary.
place the cheese and broil. (Oven or microwave).
More pictures this is: Denver Omelet, with Extra Cheese