Hot Dog Omelet Recipe

My mother invented the Hot Dog Omelet for me when I was a kid, and I’ve adapted the recipe to be healthier and less bad for me. The idea of a hot dog omelet is great for kids–I mean, it was invented for one!–but it’s also delicious and easy to make for adults.

I don’t eat a lot of meat so I use some vegan ingredients, but animal protein is fine too. The hot dog omelet is also a great carrier for ketchup–important for those who consider the condiment to be the most important aspect of a meal!


  • 1 small potato
  • 1 hot dog. I use Field Roast vegan ones but any hot dog will do.
  • 2 eggs or egg substitute
  • ¼ cup cheese, a slice or grated. Vegan cheese and dairy cheese are both fine.
  • Butter or olive oil if not using a non-stick pan
  • Salt and pepper

You’ll need a sharp knife, cutting board, mixing bowl, whisk or fork, frying pan


  1. Thinly slice the potato (~2 cm)
  2. Slice the hot dog (~4 cm)
  3. Scramble the eggs and add salt and pepper
  4. Heat the frying pan
  5. Add olive oil or melted butter to coat
  6. Add the potato and hot dog slices to the pan and heat for 4 minutes or until light brown
Potato and hot dog slices cooking
  1. Flip and cook for 4 more minutes
  2. Make sure the potatoes and hot dog slices are well distributed
  3. Add scrambled egg mixture and spread
  4. Cook for ~5 minutes until the bottom of the egg mixture is browned and holds together
  5. Flip the omelet
  6. Add cheese to one half of the omelet surface and fold over to cover
Cheese added to half the omelet before folding
Cheese added to half the omelet before and after folding
Omelet folded after adding cheese
  1. Cook for 3 minutes and flip
  2. The omelet is done when the cheese has melted.
  3. Plate the omelet and slather in ketchup!
Finished omelet slathered in ketchup

I hope you like this recipe as much as I do. If you make this for yourself or have a suggestion or question, please leave a comment.