If you want to learn how to make an omelet this easy omelet recipe is delicious and makes it easy to craft restaurant-quality omelets at home! These omelets are delicious and the omelet recipe is easy to adjust to your taste! Homemade omelets are a super tasty and healthy breakfast treat, but you don’t have to spend a lot to eat out to get this yummy breakfast item! Here’s our easy recipe!
How To Make An Omelet They Will Rave About!
If you don’t know how to make an omelet, this easy omelet recipe will help you to make omelets like a pro in no time! Egg omelets are an easy to make and super versatile breakfast food. They can be as simple as eggs and cheese or eggs and meat or they can be as extravagant as you like!
There’s no reason to spend a fortune buying a breakfast omelet at a fancy breakfast restaurant when you can easily make an omelet at home in a few minutes without having to ditch the pajamas and ducky slippers!
While you’re first trying to learn how to make an omelet, you will want to allow yourself to make several omelets before you expect them to be perfect. You don’t have to use the oil that this recipe calls for, but I have found that even in non-stick pans it can be a challenge to keep the egg mixture from sticking to the pan. The oil is an easy insurance policy to learn to make this easy omelet recipe perfect every time.
Inevitably, you will have a few imperfect omelets as you learn, but be patient with yourself and you’ll quickly develop a knack for it! If it’s not going as expected and you don’t think you can save it, don’t stress about it. You can always stir it as you would scrambled eggs and it will still be edible and delicious. As long as you’re not serving omelets at a fancy restaurant, it’s not a disaster!
You will use the same kind of whisked egg mixture you would use for scrambled eggs to make the base of the omelet. While the eggs start to cook, you add whatever filling ingredients you like. There are so many delicious possibilities for filling ingredients, so be sure to experiment with them if you like your food to be a flavor adventure!
How To Make An Omelet That’s Super Fancy
You can make this easy omelet recipe as simple or as fancy as you like. Some people prefer them with just eggs and cheese. Others like to toss some ham in to the omelet. Here are some ingredient ideas that you can mix and match to make the super tasty omelet of your choice!
- Crumbled bacon or bacon bits
- Ham, or other lunch meat, sliced small
- American, Cheddar or Mexican cheese blend
- Blue cheese
- Goat cheese
- Any other cheese you would like to try
- Sliced black olives
- Sliced mushrooms
- Chopped green onion – These are great for filling and also for a pretty garnish at the end.
- Chopped white onion or red onion – Go easy on these so they don’t dominate the flavor
- Bell peppers or other peppers – Any color is OK. if you like spicy foods, you can experiment with hot peppers, but it’s best to start conservatively with the hot peppers so you don’t overdo it.
- Cilantro, if you’re going for a Mexican theme
- Diced tomatoes
- Salsa – Chunky pico de gallo style salsas work well, but you can use others. If it’s very watery, you might drain some of the liquid or use it sparingly.
Easy Omelet Recipe Shortcut
If you’re only planning to make one or two omelets, here’s an easy shortcut for the filling ingredients: If your grocery store has a salad bar, instead of buying all the ingredients separately, buy a collection of the ingredients from the salad bar that you think sound good as omelet fillings.
I would often make my wife breakfast omelets for special occasions like her birthday or Mother’s Day. I would visit the salad bar the night before and look for ingredients that sounded good. You can use the small salad dressing cups to get the perfect amount of each ingredient ready to just pour into the opelet as you cook it.
This is an easy way to experiment with new filling ingredient possibilities when you’re learning how to make an omelet.
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How To Make An Omelet – Easy Omelet Recipe
- Gather the filling ingredients you intend to use. Slice or chop each ingredient and put in separate bowls or in separate piles on a plate.
- Crack eggs into a measuring cup or bowl.
- Scramble lightly with a fork.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Make sure all of your filling ingredients are prepared before heating the pan and that you have a wide spatula (food flipper). Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium high heat for 2 minutes.
- Add a small amount of oil to make sure the omelet will not stick to the pan (not required, but recommended).
- When the pan is heated, pour the egg mixture into the frying pan. Watch carefully as it will cook quickly.
- As the edges of the egg begin to stiffen, quickly add each of the desired filling ingredients.
- As the eggs cook, they will get less runny. When the edges of the eggs pull away from the pan slightly and the eggs are less runny in the middle, carefully slip the spatula under one side of the eggs and fillings and fold it over the other half.
- Reduce heat and let it cook a little more to seal the omelet closed.
- Continue cooking until the eggs are as cooked as you desire, flipping the omelet over after it seals if you’d like to cook the other side more. Don’t overcook the omelet or it will get dried out.
- Using the spatula, slide the omelet out of the pan onto a plate.
- Garnish with some of the remaining filling ingredients to make it pretty. Cheese, olives, onions and tomatoes make nice garnish toppings.
- Serve right away.
- You can make this recipe with 3 eggs or 1 egg if you prefer a larger or smaller omelet.
- If you plan to make more than one omelet, prepare all of the filling ingredients in advance. After cooking the first omelet, remove the pan from the heat for a moment to let it cool slightly. If the pan gets too hot, the eggs will begin sticking to it and will be more difficult to turn.
- If something goes wrong and you don’t manage to keep the omelet together while you’re flipping it, you can still serve it. If you don’t like how it looks, you can quickly break it up as with scrambled eggs and turn it into “ranchero eggs”. ;-)
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What’s The Difference Between An Omelet And An Omelette?
OK, I had to address one thing – Some people get confused about whether to spell this tasty dish omelet or omelette. What’s the difference? Haha! The things that cause controversy! Here’s the scoop:
Omelet is typically the American spelling, but Omelette is the French spelling, which is the typical spelling that the British use. So regardless of whether you’re wondering how to make an omelet or how to make an omelette, this easy omelet recipe will do the trick! Then again, maybe an omelette is best! After all, most food tastes better in Paris! ;-)
Thank you. I have been trying to make omelets my whole life with no success. I will certainly try this. I always enjoy all the things you post as well as all your things on You Tube. I own both Dining on a Dime cook books as well as a lot of your E books. I love watching your family and feel as if I know all of you. Keep up the good work. You have many fans out there.
Oh thank you Barbara for being such a sweet viewer and reader. : )