We took the classic diner breakfast of an omelet and hash browns and combined them into a no-fuss dish that's both hearty and satisfying. Frozen shredded hash browns are browned in a skillet until golden and crisp, then cooked directly with the eggs for crusty potatoes in every bite. We also loaded the inside of the omelet with sautéed bell peppers, Canadian bacon, tomatoes and melty cheese and topped the whole thing with avocado slices for the ultimate diner-style meal you can easily make at home.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, Canadian bacon, a pinch of salt and a couple grinds of black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers are just tender and the bacon begins to brown in spots, 3 to 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the veggies to a small bowl, then return the skillet to the heat.
Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to the same skillet, swirling the pan to evenly coat. Add the shredded hash browns in a single layer, pressing them down with the back of a heatproof spatula. Cook, undisturbed, until the bottom is golden brown and crispy, about 8 minutes. Flip the hash browns over, add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil around the edge of the skillet, then continue to cook until the other side is golden, 4 to 5 minutes more.
Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt and a couple grinds of black pepper in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.
Reduce the heat to medium-low. Break apart the hash browns slightly, then pour the eggs over top in an even layer. Cook until the eggs are just set, about 1 minute. Lay the cheese on one side of the omelet, then sprinkle over the reserved peppers and bacon, the tomatoes and scallions. Continue to cook until the cheese is just melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Fold the omelet in half over the filling like a book, then slide onto a plate. Top with the sliced avocado and serve immediately.
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