Last week I went out to IHOP with a friend. It had been a while since we had been there and we were both starving. She’s carrying a little one and I’m breastfeeding and between the two of us I swear it seemed like we ordered half of the menu.
I’m pretty predictable when I go to IHOP. I always get the same thing, the country omelet which has hashbrowns and ham in it. Usually I add bacon too. I forgot to add bacon this time. I’m still sad about it.
I’m a big fan of speciality omelets especially when I go out to eat. Sure classic American Cheese omelets are delicious, especially with bacon but I really love ones that have all sorts of things in them and are pretty loaded up. Although now I’m craving a classic American Cheese omelet with bacon in it lol. I digress.
With Cinco de Mayo being tomorrow and homemade salsa in the fridge I knew a Cheesy Salsa Omelet was in my future. It has classic Mexican spices, colby jack cheese and you guessed it SALSA. If you’ve never had a Omelet with Salsa in it Cino de Mayo is the perfect time to have it.
You can use homemade salsa like I used or you can just use your favorite store bought salsa. I like pureed salsas aka restaurant style but if you like chunky that works too!
Top with Sour cream and a tad bit more salsa. If you like it spicy sprinkle with red pepper flakes or your favorite hot sauce or BOTH!
- In a medium bowl whisk 3 eggs, 3 Tablespoons whole milk, 1/4 chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, dash paprika, dash ground cumin, Salt and Pepper to Taste.
- Heat a 10 inch nonstick pan over low to medium heat until butter is melted and a drop of water causes hissing!
- Pour the eggs into the pan and let them spread out.
- Cook until the bottom has set (liquid will still remain on top). Push the edges in a bit and tip the pan so that the liquid eggs are now on the outside of the pan setting.
- Spread 1/4 cup salsa and 2 ounces colby jack across the omelet (which should look like a big yellow pancake).
- Let cook for 1-2 minutes then flip one side on top of the other. Let set for 1-2 minute, flip the whole thing and let cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a dollop of Salsa. Sprinkle with parsley and red pepper flakes (optional).
- Serve immediately.