If you haven’t noticed, I like things hot and spicy!  I’m sure this isn’t a shocking new way to make an omelette in fact, I doubt there really is a shocking way to make an omelette (no that wasn’t a dare).  There are thousands of ways to get an egg on your plate – this is just another idea if you’re looking for one!  A note on roasting any vegetable with oil – pay attention to the smoke point of the type of oil you use.  Clearly, if your recipe calls for a heat in the 500° degree range, you want to use an oil that will not burn at the 200° range.  Wikipedia has an easy chart to help you decide on what oil is good for your uses.

Messy Roasted Jalapeno Ingredients

  • Fresh jalapeno
  • Peanut or Safflower oil
  • Kosher salt

Preheat oven to 500°F. Meanwhile, wash and thoroughly dry your jalapenos and put them in a bowl.  Coat with oil and sprinkle with kosher salt.  Toss until the oil and salt are more evenly distributed.  Spread in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet.  Bake for 1 hour, turning at the 30 minute mark.  After an hour, turn the oven off but leave the peppers in the oven to slow roast.  You should leave them 30 minutes more but I have left them as long as 2 hours.  They will be soft and wrinkled but should not be burned.  If you want to eat a plain roasted jalapeno – you can, they are still packing some spicy hot heat though so watch out!

Omelette Ingredients: (per omelette)  

  • 1 roasted jalapeno chopped(seeds removed to lower the heat if desired)
  • 1 whole egg + egg whites * this is per individual appetites. I use 1 whole egg and 1 egg white for me personally
  • 1 part skim reduced fat mozzarella cheese stick or fresh mozzarella  – in small pieces
  • Chili powder
  • kosher salt
  • 1 TBS tomato bruschetta (I get mine pre-made – basically basil, tomatoes, garlic, spices and oil)

Chop up the jalapeno whole or leave out the seeds and just use the skin if wanting to tone down the heat.  I personally enjoyed it without the seeds, the flavor was full and there was a good kick to it but I didn’t need a glass of water to make it through breakfast.  Pour your egg into the pan and sprinkle the jalapeno and mozzarella.  Season with the chili powder and a dash of salt, cook to preferred doneness. Top with tomato bruschetta and done!  I always eat my omelettes on top of a Dukan Pancake to round out the meal.  Filling with 172 calories, 5 grams of fat, 22 gram protein, 12 carbs.  Add a greek yogurt and some turkey sausage and you’ve got yourself a deal!

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