Racy Eggplant Omelettes with Savory Red Chile



  • 5 Tablespoons  bacon drippings, or vegetable oil
  • medium white onion, diced
  • medium eggplant, top trimmed away, flesh cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 Cup  Mellow Red Chile Salsa*
  • 1 Tablespoon  soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon  chopped canned chipotle en adobo
  • 1 Teaspoon  salt
  • large eggs
  • 1/4 Cup  milk
  •   Chopped cilantro, for garnish

The eggplant in this recipe gets its raciness from a spicy red chile salsa and some chipotle chiles en adobo — think of it as a Mexican-inspired ratatouille. It gives a boost of flavor to an omelette so you won't be missing the lack of cheese, making it an exciting yet healthy breakfast dish.


In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the bacon drippings over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until transluscent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the eggplant and cook, stirring regularly, until the eggplant is richly browned and soft, and to the point where it is almost falling apart, about 15 minutes. Stir in the salsa, the soy sauce, and the canned chipotles. Season with salt and remove from heat. 

Turn the oven on to its lowest setting. In a medium-sized bowl, lightly beat the eggs wtih the milk and about ½ teaspoon of salt. Heat a smallish nonstick or well-seasoned skillet over medium-high. When quite hot, add ½ tablespoon of the remaining bacon drippings and let heat a few seconds, then add ¼ of the egg mixture. Stir every few seconds to create large curds, and, when still creamy but set enought o hold together, spoon ¼ of the eggplant mixture across the center. Immediately roll your omelette out onto a serving plate and keep warm in the oven. Prepare the remaining omelettes in the same fashion. When the omelettes are made, spoon a generous 2-3 tablespoons of the salsa in a decorative ribbon across each one, and then sprinkle with cilantro. 


Calories per serving:

354 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 106g 163%
  • Carbs 58g 19%
  • Saturated 39g 195%
  • Fiber 19g 74%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 33g
  • Monounsaturated 44g
  • Polyunsaturated 16g
  • Protein 63g 125%
  • Cholesterol 1,555mg 518%
  • Sodium 5,957mg 248%
  • Calcium 440mg 44%
  • Magnesium 172mg 43%
  • Potassium 2,508mg 72%
  • Iron 10mg 54%
  • Zinc 7mg 46%
  • Phosphorus 1,084mg 155%
  • Vitamin A 745µg 83%
  • Vitamin C 23mg 38%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 33%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 130%
  • Niacin (B3) 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 83%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 311µg 78%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 64%
  • Vitamin D 10µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 45%
  • Vitamin K 28µg 35%
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