10-Minute Omelet

Source: American Egg Board

Food Fact

There’s a reason eggs are such a popular breakfast food! Not only are they delicious, affordable and easy to store, each one provides 6 grams of protein and 13 essential nutrients in just 70 calories. The hens that produce this versatile power food are fed high-quality, nutritious diets made primarily of corn, soybean meal, vitamins and minerals.

Total Time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Italian cheese blend, shredded
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 ham, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Beat eggs and water or milk in small bowl until blended.

  2. Heat butter in 6 or 8-inch nonstick pan over medium-high heat until hot. Tilt pan to coat bottom. Pour in egg mixture. Let the eggs cook for about a minute, or until bottom starts to set.

  3. Gently push cooked portions from edges toward the center with heat-resistant rubber spatula so uncooked eggs can reach the hot pan surface. Continue cooking, tilting pan and gently moving cooked portions as needed.

  4. Once the top surface of eggs is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, season with salt and pepper. Place cheese on one side of omelet; top with spinach and ham.

  5. Use the spatula to fold omelet in half. Cook for another minute or two. If necessary, flip the entire omelet over to cook the top for about 30 seconds.

  6. Gently transfer the omelet to a plate. Serve immediately.

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