How to Make an Omelette

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  • All of the tips and tricks you need to make the perfect omelette! Soft, fluffy and super customizable. Add your favorite ingredients like veggies, meat or cheese and you’ll have the best omelette ready in no time.

    Omelettes are one of my favorite things to make for breakfast. They are easy, healthy and most of all…super delicious! If I’m not making an omelette for breakfast, I’m either whipping up a smoothie, overnight oats, crepes or pancakes.

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    Omelettes are one of those classic breakfast recipes that everyone should learn how to make! They may sound simple, but it actually can be a little tricky to cook the perfect omelette. But with the tips and tricks below, I have no doubt that you’ll easily make the best omelette in no time!

    This omelette recipe is similar to a “Western omelette,” because it contains eggs, peppers, onions, meat and cheese. I like to add in some spinach as well, to pack in extra veggies. :) However you can honestly use whichever omelette ingredients you prefer…there are so many delicious ways to customize your omelette!

    To give my omelette extra flavor, I like to top it with a spoonful of guacamole and salsa. Sometimes I’ll add a little sour cream or even some fresh herbs, like cilantro or chives. Yum!!

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    How many eggs do you use to make an omelette?

    When making an omelette, I find that using 2 large eggs and 1 large egg white is the best amount. This amount perfectly fills up an 8-inch skillet and isn’t too thin or thick. The eggs fluff up just enough so that the omelette is easy to flip. If you use more or less, sometimes it’s hard to keep that perfect omelette shape and your omelette will turn into more of an egg scramble. If you’re making more than one omelette, I recommended using 2 eggs (+ 1 egg white) per person.

    Do you add milk to make an omelette?

    I typically add water instead of milk to my omelettes. When whisking the eggs, I’ll add in about 1 Tablespoon of water. I’ve found that the water helps release steam when cooking the omelette, which prevents the eggs from overcooking. You could add in a Tablespoon of milk instead, however water is just my personal preference.

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    What can I put in an omelette?

    There are so many different ingredients that taste great in an omelette! Feel free to mix up the ingredients and spices based on what you have on hand or are in the mood for. Below are some of my favorite mix-in’s.

    Omelette ingredients

    • Eggs
    • Egg whites
    • Turkey sausage
    • Bell peppers
    • Tomatoes
    • Onions
    • Spinach
    • Cheese
    • Ham
    • Bacon

    What spices to put in an omelette

    • Minced garlic
    • Garlic powder
    • Onion powder
    • Paprika
    • Parsley
    • Sage
    • Chives
    • Salt and pepper

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    Omelette variations

    Not in the mood to think about what ingredients to put in your omelette? No problem! This specific omelette recipe is similar to a western omelette, but there are plenty of omelette variations that you can make. Check out some of the most popular omelette recipes below.

    • Western omelette: Eggs, onions, peppers, cheese, meat
    • Spanish omelette: Eggs, onions, potatoes, spices
    • Egg white omelette: Egg whites, veggies, spices, cheese
    • Spinach omelette: Eggs, spinach, cheese
    • Cheese omelette: Eggs, spices, cheese

    How do you make a basic omelette?

    1. Whisk eggs and water together, then salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
    2. Cook veggies and meat in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes, or until veggies are translucent. If preferred, add spinach at very end until wilted.
    3. Place mixture on plate and wipe down skillet. Add 1 teaspoon oil and warm over medium heat.
    4. When oil is hot, pour the egg mixture in slowly. Let sit for 30 seconds, then use a spatula to push the cooked egg, allowing the runny egg to fill in. Cook another minute, or until you’re able to flip the eggs.
    5. Turn heat off and carefully flip the egg over with a spatula. Add 1 Tablespoon of cheese on half the side, then add the filling to that same half. Place the other Tablespoon of cheese on top.
    6. Flip egg over and let sit for 1 minute. Enjoy while hot!

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    How do you not burn an omelette?

    Not burning an omelette can sometimes be a little tricky. There are a couple of key factors that play into this. First, make sure the oil on your skillet is hot prior to adding your eggs! If the oil isn’t hot, it’ll just mix into the eggs instead of acting as a non-stick cooking agent.

    Second, add a Tablespoon of water to your egg mixture. The water releases a little steam when cooking, which prevents the eggs from overcooking and burning.

    Lastly, turn off the heat prior to flipping your omelette. This way your omelette won’t continue to cook on high heat while you add your toppings and flip the omelette.

    How do you tell if your omelette is undercooked?

    Prior to adding your omelette toppings, shake your skillet. If the eggs are still super jiggly, let it cook about a minute or two longer. When you flip your omelette, you want the egg mixture to still be a little wet on top because it will continue to cook. But there is definitely a difference between being super jiggly and wet on top! If the eggs are still really jiggly when you flip your omelette, there is a good chance it will be undercooked when you serve it.

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    Meal prep omelette bags

    When meal prepping, sometimes I’ll make a couple of omelette bags to stick in the fridge of freezer. Just cook the meat and veggie mixture, then add to a zip lock bag. When you’re ready to make an omelette, all you have to do is heat up your eggs! So easy.

    I like to write the date that I made the omelette mixture on the bag so that I know when to use it by. The mixture should last for about 5 days in the fridge or about a month in the freezer.

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    Omelette Recipe

    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: omelette
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 1
    Calories: 310kcal
    Author: Jamielyn
    All of the tips and tricks you need to make the perfect omelette! Soft, fluffy and super customizable. Add your favorite ingredients like veggies, meat or cheese and you'll have the best omelette ready in no time.

    Ingredients

    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 Tablespoon water
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1/4 cup turkey sausage
    • 1/4 cup chopped bell peppers
    • 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
    • 1/4 cup chopped spinach
    • 2 Tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese (more if desired)

    Salt and pepper to taste

      Instructions

      • Whisk together eggs and water. Salt and pepper to taste. I used about 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.  Set aside. 
      • Cook the sausage, bell peppers and onion in a 8 inch pan over medium heat for 3 minutes, or until the onions have become translucent. Add in the spinach and cook just until wilted. 
      • Place mixture on a plate. Wipe down pan and then add 1 teaspoon oil. Heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, slowly pour in the egg mixture. Let sit about 30 seconds, then use a spatula to slowly push the cooked egg and let the runny egg fill in. Cook another minute, or until you are able to flip it. 
      • Turn the heat off. Carefully flip the egg over with a spatula (or two). Place 1 Tablespoon of cheese on half the side. Add the filling to the same half and then place the other Tablespoon of cheese on top. Add more if desired. Flip the egg over and let sit for one minute. 
      • Enjoy while hot. 

      Nutrition

      Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 366mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 50.3% | Vitamin C: 62% | Calcium: 17.2% | Iron: 11.5%
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