Country Omelet

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"The toppings for this open-faced omelet are an effective contrast of both flavors and textures: crunchy bacon, bits of cooked potato and onion, chewy cheese, cool sour cream, and crisp sauteed walnuts. From Sunset Cooking for Two: Eggs and Cheese."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (186 g)
  • Calories 429
  • Total Fat - 34.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 382.5 mg
  • Sodium - 671 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.4 g
  • Protein - 24.6 g
  • Calcium - 291.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a wide frying pan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp and browned.

Step 2

Lift out bacon, break into pieces, and set aside.

Step 3

To drippings, add walnuts and cook, stirring, over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned; set nuts aside.

Step 4

Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings.

Step 5

Add potatoes and onions and cook, stirring, over medium-low heat until potatoes are soft to bite but only slightly browned (about 10 minutes); remove from pan and set aside; keep warm or reheat.

Step 6

Clean frying pan to remove any browned particles, then melt butter over medium-low heat.

Step 7

Pour in eggs, pushing them from bottom as they set, allowing uncooked portion to flow down under.

Step 8

When top of omelet is almost set but still a little liquid-looking, sprinkle evenly with potatoes, diced cheese, bacon pieces, shredded cheese, and parsley.

Step 9

Mound sour cream in center of omelet.

Step 10

Garnish with toasted walnuts.

Step 11

Cut into wedges to serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


2 Reviews


I love a delicious Sunday Brunch and this sure meets that crteria! I used aged Gouda Cheese instead of swiss. This recipe could be served for lunch or dinner as well. Very satisfying!


review by:
(31 May 2015)


I scaled back for 1 using 2 large eggs and one small potato that I microwaved and then divided the omelette between the DM and I with a slice of toast was a very satisfying and filling breakfast, thank you lazyme made for Beverage Anyone tag game at FFF&F.


review by:
(24 May 2015)