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:

374 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:



  • Fat 27g 41%
  • Carbs 19g 6%
  • Saturated 10g 49%
  • Fiber 7g 28%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 16g 33%
  • Cholesterol 389mg 130%
  • Sodium 1,491mg 62%
  • Calcium 118mg 12%
  • Magnesium 54mg 14%
  • Potassium 815mg 23%
  • Iron 3mg 14%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 291mg 42%
  • Vitamin A 187µg 21%
  • Vitamin C 8mg 13%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 34%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 24%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 96µg 24%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 16%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin K 10µg 12%
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