Mexican Potato Omelet

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Mexican Potato Omelet

Mexican Potato Omelet

Whip up this simple, tasty omelet on those nights when it seems the refrigerator is bare. Frozen hash browns are perfect for such occasions--just look for a brand with little or no fat. And while the cheese adds some fat, it also provides almost a third of your daily calcium needs.

Serves 2

Prep Time 15 min

Total Time 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup frozen hash-brown potatoes, or diced cooked potatoes
  • 1 4-1/2-ounc chopped mild green chiles
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, such as
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated pepper Jack, or Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, or parsley

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and cook until golden brown, shaking the pan and tossing the potatoes from time to time, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chiles and transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.

Step 2

Blend eggs, hot sauce, salt and pepper with a fork in a medium bowl. Stir in cheese, scallions, cilantro (or parsley) and the potato mixture.

Step 3

Set a rack about 4 inches from the heat source; preheat the broiler.

Step 4

Brush the pan with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil; heat over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture and tilt to distribute evenly. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the bottom is light golden, lifting the edges to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath, 3 to 4 minutes. Place the pan under the broiler and cook until the top is set, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Slide the omelet onto a platter and cut into wedges.


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