Mushroom and Bell Pepper Omelet with Fontina

Mushroom and Bell Pepper Omelet with Fontina Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
You can use 1 cup egg substitute in place of 4 of the eggs, which cuts about 45 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving. If your vegetable mixture leaves some liquid in the pan, wipe it dry with a paper towel before adding the egg mixture.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 wedge and 1 tablespoon sour cream)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 272
Caloriesfromfat 59 %
Fat 17.7 g
Satfat 7.3 g
Monofat 6.5 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 19.4 g
Carbohydrate 7.1 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 448 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 576 mg
Calcium 145 mg

Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
Cooking spray
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms (about 6 ounces)
1/2 cup chopped seeded plum tomato
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
8 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon butter
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

Preparation

Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add green onions; sauté 1 minute. Add bell pepper; sauté 1 minute. Add mushrooms; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomato, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper; cook 30 seconds. Remove vegetable mixture from pan; cover and keep warm.

Place 1/4 teaspoon salt, parsley, eggs, and egg whites in a bowl; stir well with a whisk to combine.

Place 1/2 teaspoon oil and butter in skillet over medium-high heat until butter melts. Add egg mixture to pan; cook until edges begin to set (about 2 minutes). Slide front edge of a spatula between edge of omelet and pan. Gently lift edge of omelet, tilting pan to allow some uncooked egg mixture to come in contact with pan. Repeat procedure on opposite edge of omelet. Continue cooking until the center is just set (about 7 minutes).

Spoon vegetable mixture evenly over 1/2 of omelet; top vegetable mixture with cheese. Loosen omelet with a spatula; fold in half. Carefully slide omelet onto a serving platter. Cut omelet into 4 wedges; top with sour cream. Serve immediately.

Note:

Maureen Callahan,

March 2004
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