Recipe Details

Puffy Omelet with Canadian Bacon Filling

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest


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 teaspoon butter, or margarine
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 large tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped

Cooking Directions

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

Serving Suggestions

Breakfast for two, serve this omelet with fresh strawberries, buttered croissants, and good coffee.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 372 calories
Protein: 24 grams
Fat: 27 grams
Sodium: 731 milligrams
Cholesterol: 481 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 13 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
Fiber: 2 grams

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About the Cut: Canadian-Style Bacon

Canadian-style bacon is fully-cooked, smoked pork loin that comes from the lean, tender eye of the loin, which is located in the middle of the back.

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About the Cooking Method: Roasting

COOKING BASICS: 1) Preheat oven to 325 to 350 degrees F. (for pork tenderloin, roast at 450 degrees F.). 2) Trim much of the exterior fat from the roast; if roast has no fat cover, rub the surface with 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil. Season roast with herbs and other seasonings, if desired. 3) Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. 4) Do not cover; place in oven and roast to an internal temperature of 150 to 155 degrees F. for medium doneness. 5) Remove roast from oven. Allow it to "rest" for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. This resting period allows juices to redistribute. Internal temperature will rise approximately another 5 degrees F.

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