Keto Western omelet
Fluffy, cheesy, egg goodness – this keto take on the classic omelet is even better than what they serve up at the diner! Bursting with tasty ham, peppers and onion, it’s the ultimate combo – whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- 6 6 eggeggs
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream or sour cream
- salt and pepper
- 3 oz. (¾ cup) 85 g (180 ml) cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
- 2 oz. 55 g butter
- 5 oz. 140 g smoked deli ham, diced
- ½ (2 oz.) ½ (55 g) yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
- ½ (2½ oz.) ½ (70 g) green bell pepper, finely choppedgreen bell peppers, finely chopped
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Making low carb simple
- In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs and cream until fluffy. Add salt and pepper.
- Add half of the shredded cheese and mix well.
- Melt the butter in a large frying pan on medium heat.
- Sauté the diced ham, onion and peppers for a few minutes. Add the egg mixture and fry until the omelet is almost firm. Be extra mindful not to burn the edges.
- Reduce the heat after a little while. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Fold the omelet if desired.
- Serve immediately... and enjoy!
Pair with a fresh, green salad. If you like to keep it spicy, serve with Tabasco or Sriracha sauce, or jalepenos on the side. Yes!
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For milk or cream, you can use coconut milk or coconut cream. For butter, you can use bacon grease or coconut oil, depending on the recipe and for cow cheese you can try feta (sheep) or goat cheese.
That would be personal preference. I am not sure I would care for a cold omelet but if it sounds appealing to you, then you can certainly do that.
That should work. You should be able to use the same amount.
Eggs, heavy cream, cheese, onion and bell pepper all have carbs.
Generally, the "light" versions of products will have more carbs and less fat, which is not a great idea.
A "western omelette" is a diner staple, so this recreates that flavor profile. If you prefer bacon, you can use that instead. As written, this recipe still gets 73% of its calories from fat.
Surprisingly, yes! Dairy whipped into the eggs can add a lot of volume in the omelet. Sour cream gives a nice, tangy taste.
Is it possible to use ground beef instead of ham and what would be the quantity?
Yes, you can use ground beef. You can start with 5oz, as called for in the ham amount, and adjust more or less as needed.
Please note that the ounces is by weight, not by volume.