Roxie’s Recipes (for the Lazy Cook)

There some debate about whether the Denver omelet originated with cowboys working long cattle drives, or with Chinese immigrants who adapted their traditional egg foo yung dish. What apparently is not contested, is that it was originally served as a sandwich, and thus easy to eat on the run. Rather than throw this hearty breakfast between two slices of bread, however, I decided to incorporate it into a folded pastry “envelope” – still portable, but a bit more appropriate for Harridge House. By using commercial crescent roll dough, I can whip up this tasty meal in a jiffy.

  • crescent roll dough, 1 tube
  • 5 eggs
  • ¾ cup ham, diced
  • ¾ cup cheddar, shredded
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, diced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Lay out the pastry dough. Typically this is set up to make eight triangular crescent rolls, but we want four rectangular pieces instead, so separate accordingly, then pinch the unwanted “seams” together and fold over slightly on themselves. It helps to do this with slightly damp hands. Then very gently stretch the narrower side with your hands and lay the pieces on a baking sheet. It helps to line the pan with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat your over to 350°. Whisk the eggs and pour into a slightly preheated skillet. Add the salt & pepper, bell pepper and ham, and then top with shredded cheese. Cook until eggs are just firm enough not to run – they will continue cooking in the oven.
  3. Spoon the mixture onto your dough, then carefully fold up the corners toward the center. Pinch the top corners together and fold over slightly to seal. Bake for 15 minutes. I like to serve with fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice. Makes four servings.

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