Diner-Style Western Omelet

In a western omelet, the vegetables are added to the egg mixture before the egg is fried in the pan.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. diced ham
  • 3 Tbsp. diced scallions
  • 3 Tbsp. diced green bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1⁄4 cup salsa


  • Lightly beat the eggs with the milk. Stir in the salt and pepper. Mix in the ham, scallions, and green pepper.
  • Melt the butter or margarine in a frying pan over low heat. Swirl the butter around to coat the pan entirely.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the pan. Cook over low heat. After the omelet has been cooking for a few minutes, tilt the pan occasionally or lift the edges of the omelet with a spatula so that the uncooked egg runs underneath.
  • When the omelet is cooked evenly throughout, loosen the edges of the omelet with a spatula. Carefully slide the spatula underneath the omelet and fold it in half. Slide the omelet onto a plate. Serve with salsa.