Ricotta Omelet With Swiss Chard

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 693 calories
    • Calories 78 calories from fat
    • Fat 60 g
    • Sat Fat 33 g
    • Cholesterol 768 mg
    • Sodium 1072 mg
    • Protein 31 mg
    • Carbohydrate 8 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 329 mg
  • October 2004

Ingredients

  1. Check 3 eggs
  2. Check 1tablespoon milk or water
  3. Check 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  4. Check 1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  5. Check 3tablespoons unsalted butter
  6. Check 1bunch Swiss chard, cleaned and stemmed
  7. Check 1/3cup ricotta

Directions

  1. Crack the eggs into a small mixing bowl. Add the milk or water, salt, and pepper. Briskly stir with a fork until well beaten; set aside.
  2. In an 8-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Add 4 or 5 of the Swiss chard leaves and sauté until just wilted. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Melt the remaining butter in the skillet, then slowly pour in the egg mixture, tilting the pan to spread it evenly. Let the eggs firm up a little, allowing some of the remaining liquid to flow to the sides of the pan. Continue to cook for about another minute, but while the center is still a bit runny, spoon in the ricotta. Tilt the pan to one side and, using a spatula, fold about 1/3 of the omelet over the ricotta filling. Shake the pan gently to slide the omelet to the edge. Holding the pan near the serving plate, tip it so the omelet slides onto the plate.
  4. Serve with the Swiss chard.