Omelett with Canadian Bacon

Omelett with Canadian Bacon
  • TOTAL PREP TIME35 minutes
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY Easy

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Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Canadian style bacon cut into thin strips
  • 4 egg white
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese shredded (1 ounce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh basil chopped OR 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teasp white pepper
  • 5 teaspoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 cup green pepper chopped
  • 1 large tomato peeled, seeded and chopped

Preparation

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored; stir in Canadian-style bacon, cheese, half of the basil, and pepper. Fold yolk mixture into egg whites.

In a 10-inch skillet with oven-proof handle, heat 2 teaspoons of the butter over medium heat till a drop of water sizzles. Spoon egg mixture into skillet, gently smoothing surface. Reduce heat to low; cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until the bottom is golden.

Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 10-12 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and outer edge comes out clean.

Meanwhile, in skillet cook mushrooms and green pepper in the remaining hot butter over medium heat 3 minutes or until tender. Add the remaining basil and tomato; cook 5 minutes or till liquid is reduced, stirring occasionally.

Loosen sides of omelet with spatula. Make a shallow cut across omelet, cutting slightly off-center. Spoon filling over larger half. Tip skillet and fold the smaller portion of omelet over larger half. Slip omelet onto a warm serving platter. Serve immediately.

Serves 2