Best Omelet Recipe – Yummy Breakfast Ideas

The best omelet recipe features simple ingredients and is easy to make. In my kitchen, simple quick and easy is the rule.

Best Omelet Recipe - Yummy Breakfast Ideas

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The omelet is one of my favorite yummy breakfast ideas because the recipe is versatile. Consider a few of these combinations:

  • Diced Ham, Onions and Green Peppers (Denver omelette)
  • French cheese and chopped spice (Omelet du Fromage)
  • Spinach, Tomatoes and Feta Cheese (Greek Omelette)
  • Sausage, Tomatoes and Jalapeno peppers (Southwestern Omelette)


 The following recipe is adapted from “Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys”

Best Omelet Recipe
Serves 1
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 3 large eggs
  2. 2 teaspoons water
  3. Large pinch of coarse salt
  4. 1½ teaspoons unsalted butter
  5. Filling of choice, such as grated or shredded cheese, herbs, chopped vegetables, sliced cooked bacon, or diced ham
  1. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, water, and salt.
  2. Heat an 8-inch skillet over high heat for 30 seconds. Add the butter. Allow the butter to bubble. Do not let it smoke and burn. (Start over if it burns.) Swirl the butter around the pan making sure the pan is well coated.
  3. Add the egg mixture. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes on a higher heat. As the edges turn opaque, use a spatula (plastic) to pull the cooked eggs away from the sides of the pan. Swirl the pan to fill in the opening with the uncooked eggs. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Repeat swirling until the omelet’s underside is set all around and the top is still slightly undercooked. Starting from the middle, place any filling in the omelet.
  4. Ready a plate, warmed in a low oven or under hot water. Fold one-third of the omelet over the filling, away from the handle side of the pan. Using a spatula, loosen the bottom of the omelet. Holding the pan with your palm under the handle, slide the unfolded edge onto the plate. As it slides off the edge of the pan, use the edge of the pan to help flip the ⅔ folded portion over the unfolded ⅓ portion on the plate. You’ll form a roll with the seam on the bottom. Serve immediately.
  1. Early in my career as a cook I learned how to make an omelet. I was taught to use a well-seasoned pan, cook over the proper heat, constantly shake the pan, and to whisk the eggs with a fork. To this day, I use my 8-inch classic French Bon Chef heavy aluminum omelet pan, which I purchased in 1976.
  2. If you’re a novice at omelets, you might prefer an 8-inch pan made of stainless steel with a nonstick finish, sloping sides, flat bottom, and a long handle. The whole process from whisking the eggs to folding the omelet onto the plate shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.
Adapted from Quinn, Lucinda Scala (2012-08-28). Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys (p. 30). Artisan. Kindle Edition.
Adapted from Quinn, Lucinda Scala (2012-08-28). Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys (p. 30). Artisan. Kindle Edition.
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Best Omelet Recipe Tips from Chef ManCave

  • Choosing the right pan at the right heat is key to creating great looking omelets. I use a 8 inch nonstick ceramic fry pan. I use less butter (1/2 teaspoon) and preheat the pan on medium heat instead of high heat as the author suggests.
  • Adding coconut or almond milk to your egg mixture will produce a lighter softer omelet. Also, you only need two eggs instead of three. I buy more expensive cage-free organic eggs for health reasons and appreciate the cost savings.
  • I agree with the author; Making omelets takes practice! Do not get frustrated with early failures. Keep trying. Unlike other kitchen failures, a sloppy poorly made omelet is still edible. As an alternative to the traditional omelet, try another of my yummy breakfast ideas in the article How to make breakfast potatoes – The one cup breakfast.

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