Denver Scramble


by Heather Harris Brady

Instead of doing Super Bowl party food all week I thought it would be fun to do a dish from each of the cities represented in the game. Denver omelettes are a diner staple across the country. If you don’t have a great omelette pan, just forge ahead and call it a Denver Scramble if things go to pieces at the end – that’s how they do it in the game!

Denver Scramble, Per Serving

  • One whole egg
  • Two egg whites
  • 1/4 c. finely diced green pepper
  • 1/4 c. finely diced onion
  • 1/2 c. diced ham
  • 1/3 c. sauteed mushrooms
  • Two slices of cheese (I like a mixture of provolone and sharp cheddar.)

I get everything ready ahead of time so I can just stand at the stove and put the omelettes together. Pretend there’s mushrooms here, unless you don’t like them anyway. . .


Add a teaspoon of olive oil to your pan and saute the pepper and onion until tender.


Beat the eggs well. Have the heat on medium and pour in the eggs.


Lift the edges and cook until you have a softly set custard.


Season with salt and pepper, then add the mushrooms, cheese and ham to one side.


Fold the omelette over and slide it onto the plate.


Serve hot with a side of crispy hash browns.


One year ago: Meatloaf Sandwiches, The Lazy Cook’s Super Bowl Menu



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