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Catholic Recipe: Omelet


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan
  • cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Serves: 2

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+

Origin: Italy


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Also Called: Fritatta


Beat eggs with salt, pepper. Add basil, cheese; mix thoroughly. Melt butter in skillet; pour in egg mixture. Cook 5 minutes over low heat. Loosen edge with spatula or fork. When firm on underside, place plate larger than skillet over top; invert omelet; slide uncooked side back in skillet. Cook 5 minutes over low heat. Serve hot.

Note: If variations are desired, cut celery, asparagus, broccoli or onion, according to taste, in 1/2-inch pieces. Fry them in butter before pouring egg mixture into skillet. Yield, 2 servings

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965