The Western omelette, sometimes called a Denver or Southwestern omelette, typically contains ham, peppers and onions; however, the specific inclusions and exclusions vary from chef to chef when making the ultimate Western Omlette. The following recipe offers a fairly traditional take on the dish. If you think you might still be hungry after your omelette, consider making some hash browns or hush puppies as a side dish!
Yields 4 servings
Find a small bowl and beat together 3 eggs. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, and then set it aside. In a skillet over medium heat, warm 3 tablespoons of butter. Put in your peppers and cover, letting them cook for 3 minutes. Take off the cover, turn up the heat to medium-high, and add your ham and scallions, stirring regularly for 1 minute. Take off the heat and put this in a bowl.
Take a little more butter and put it in the skillet over medium heat. Add 1/4 of your pepper mixture to the skillet and pour in your beaten eggs, stirring for about 30 seconds. Turn off your heat and smooth out the omelette so that it evenly covers your skillet. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of your Monterey Jack over the omelette and let it rest for another 30 seconds. Fold in half, put it on a plate and serve. Repeat three times with the rest of your ingredients.