Mozzarella Omelet with Sage and Red Chile Flakes



  • 0.25 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 0.5 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 0.25 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, at room temperature
  • fresh sage leaf (optional)


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl, stirring gently with a whisk.
  2. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of egg mixture to pan, and spread evenly in pan. Cook the egg mixture until edges begin to set (about 1 minute). Slide front edge of spatula between edge of omelet and pan. Gently lift edge of omelet, tilting pan to allow some uncooked egg mixture to come in contact with pan. Repeat procedure on opposite edge of omelet. Continue cooking until center is just set (about 2 minutes). Sprinkle half of cheese evenly over half of omelet. Loosen omelet with a spatula, and fold in half.
  3. Carefully slide omelet onto a plate.
  4. Repeat the procedure with remaining oil, egg mixture, and cheese. Garnish with sage leaves, if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe from Cooking Light Magazine, September 2011


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