Santa Fe Omelet
2 extra-large eggs
1 tablespoon water
Salt to taste
1/8 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons grated mild cheddar cheese
3/4 cup mild green chili sauce, warmed
Grated mild cheddar cheese, for garnish
1. In a bowl, briefly whisk together the eggs, water, salt, and pepper, just
enough to combine the yolks and whites.
2. Over high heat, warm a 7- to 8-inch omelet pan or skillet, preferably
nonstick. Add the butter to the pan, swirling it to coat thoroughly the entire
surface. Just when the butter begins to color, add the egg mixture and swirl it
to coat the entire pan as well. Let t he pan sit directly over the heat for a
few seconds, until the eggs firm in the bottom on the pan. Sprinkle the cheese
over the eggs. Pull the pan sharply toward you several times, and then tilt the
pan so that the front half of the omelet begins to roll over the back portion.
Use spatula to help shape the eggs into a loose cylinder. Tip the omelet out
onto a warm serving plate, neatening it with the spatula, if needed. Pour the
chili sauce over the omelet and sprinkle it with cheese. Serve immediately.