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Hot 'n' Spicy Omelet Recipe
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Hot 'n' Spicy Omelet Recipe

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Red pepper flakes add plenty of fiery zip to this omelet from Dixie Terry of Goreville, Illinois. "It's a favorite at our house - for breakfast, brunch or supper - with sausage or bacon, home fries and hot biscuits," she shares.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 209 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 433 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter and oil over medium-high heat. Whisk the eggs, water, garlic, salt and pepper. Add egg mixture to skillet (mixture should set immediately at edges).
  2. As eggs set, push cooked edges toward the center, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. When the eggs are set; fold in half. Invert omelet onto a plate to serve. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Hot 'n' Spicy Omelet in Quick Cooking December 2000, p36

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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