Puffy Omelet with Canadian Bacon Filling & a Giveaway (Closed)


We love breakfast for dinner and we love brunch. Who doesn’t like brunch? Tell me about someone who doesn’t and I just won’t understand. The holidays are the perfect time to plan a brunch get together. Everything’s better with brunch, isn’t that the truth?

There’s something about getting up a little later and preparing a brunch or even having breakfast for dinner. I went hunting around on the Pork: Be Inspired website and when I found the recipe for this Puffy Omelet with Canadian bacon, I knew my husband would love it. Bacon has to be his favorite type of pork and with Canadian bacon in second place, this omelet was a hit!

Jill Silverman Hough recommends trying a sparkling wine with pomegranate or cranberry juice with your brunch, the next time you plan one. For more wonderful ideas your holiday meal, visit the National Pork Board. Also, be sure to follow them on twitter and facebook.


Light and fluffy, this omelet is easy to make and pretty versatile. A hand mixer is a must for this recipe, in order to beat the egg whites to a stiff peak.

If you don’t have the exact veggies on hand, you can always substitute them. Also, as my husband says, you can’t go wrong with Canadian style bacon. So what are you waiting for? Give this omelet a try!

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Recipe

Yield: Serves 2

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Total Time: 40 min

Puffy Omelet with Canadian Bacon Filling

Ingredients:

3 ounces Canadian style bacon, cut into thin strips

3 large eggs, whites & yolks separated

1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 ounce)

1/2 tsp fresh basil, chopped OR 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 tsp white pepper

5 tsp butter

1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced

1/4 cup green pepper, chopped

1/2 tomato (large), seeded and chopped


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Beat egg whites using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored; stir in half of the Canadian style bacon, cheese, half of the basil, and pepper. Fold yolk mixture into egg whites.


In a 9-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. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the bottom is golden.


Bake in oven for 5-6 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and outer edge comes out clean.


Meanwhile, in skillet cook the remaining Canadian style bacon, 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 a spatula. Make a shallow cut across omelet, cutting slightly off-center. Spoon filling over larger half. Tip skillet or using spatula, fold the smaller portion of omelet over larger half. Slip omelet onto a warm serving platter. Serve immediately.


Modified slightly from the National Pork Board.


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Congrats to Samantha!


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