An omelette begs to be eaten! For a decadent weekend breakfast try our basic omelette recipe.
This omelette recipe is a classic and versatile favourite.

It can be filled with cheese and ham or charge it up by adding leftover cooked vegetables.
This can be also easily turned into a healthy omelette recipe using simple variations.

Basic Omelette Recipe | How To Make An Omelette | Healthy Omelette Recipe
Yield: Yield: 1 Serve

How To Make An Omelette

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

How to make an omelette with this basic omelette recipe.
This omelette is not just for breakfast, but for lunch and dinner as well.

Master the omelette with our basic omelette recipe then add the filling of your choice
Omelettes are a great way to include eggs in your diet.

Fantastic for breakfast, omelettes also make the perfect too-tired-to-cook weeknight meal.

Want to learn how to make an omelette healthy? See our healthy omelette recipe variations.

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 tsp Butter
  • Salt
  • White Pepper
  • Parsley

Instructions

  1. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and beat them until they turn a pale yellow colour.
  2. Add the milk to the eggs and season to taste with salt and white pepper.
  3. Whisk vigorously, you need to beat as much air as possible into the eggs.
  4. Heat your Frying pan over medium-low heat.
    Add the butter and let it melt.
  5. When the butter in the pan is hot enough to make a drop of water hiss, pour in the eggs. Important - Don't stir!
  6. Let the eggs cook for up to a minute or until the bottom starts to set.
  7. With a heat-resistant rubber Spatula, gently push one edge of the egg into the center of the pan, while tilting the pan to allow the still liquid egg to flow in underneath.
    Repeat with the other edges, until there's no liquid left.
  8. Your eggs should now resemble a bright yellow pancake, which should easily slide around on the nonstick surface.
    If it sticks at all, loosen it with your spatula.
  9. Now gently flip the egg pancake over, using your spatula to ease it over if necessary.
  10. Cook for another few seconds, or until there is no uncooked egg left.
  11. If you're adding any other ingredients, now's the time to do it. (See filling suggestions below.)
    Spoon your filling across the center of the egg in straight line.
  12. With your spatula, lift one edge of the egg and fold it across and over, so that the edges line up.
  13. Cook for another minute or so, but don't overcook or allow the egg to turn brown.
    If necessary, you can flip the entire omelette over to cook the top for 30 seconds or so. Just don't let it get brown.
  14. Gently transfer the finished omelette to a plate.
  15. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Notes

Important!

  1. Prepare filling first.
    Omelettes cook so quickly, any fillings should be ready to go before starting the eggs.

What pan to use?

  1. You should always make an omelette in a nonstick pan.
  2. The best choice for a 2-egg omelette is an 8-inch Omelette Pan, especially when you're first learning.
    But any nonstick sauté pan will do as long as it's round with sloped sides and between 6 inches and 10 inches in diameter.
  3. Don't try to make a 3-egg omelette in a smaller pan.
    Once you've mastered the technique, you can move up to a 3-egg omelette, but you'll want to use a 10-inch omelette pan.

Omelette Serving Suggestions

  • Serve over buttered toast.
  • Buttered scones with gravy on the side are very tasty.
  • Hash browns are a good side dish.
  • Fresh seasonal fruit.
  • Grilled tomato goes well with a cheese omelette.
  • Cubes of cheese with the fruit if cheese is not present in the omelette itself.

Basic Omelette Filling Suggestions

  • Grated cheese
  • Chopped, cooked bacon
  • Diced ham

Healthy Omelette Recipe Variations

  • Use lite milk instad of full cream.
  • Eliminate the salt.
  • Use Canola oil or spray instead of butter. Or even better use a non stick pan.

Healthy Omelette Filling Suggestions

  • Diced Tomato
  • Grated cheese
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Cooked spinach or silverbeet
  • Diced and sautéed onion
  • Add a mix of diced leftover cooked vegetables

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per ServingCalories 227Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 394mgSodium 794mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 14g

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