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Complete Omelet Making Guide

Updated on September 11, 2013
Omelets are one of the most delicious and versatile foods. There are so many things you can do with a omelet.
Omelets are one of the most delicious and versatile foods. There are so many things you can do with a omelet.

Omelet Making Guide

One of the fastest and most delicious meals you can make is a delicious omelet with your favorite ingredients inside the omelet. There really are no rules for what you can put inside a omelet. You can pick and choose your ingredients and come up with what you want in your omelet.

When you make your omelets add one tablespoon of water per every two eggs and your omelets will turn out fluffy and perfect each and every time.

You can use two to three eggs per omelet and choose what ingredients you want in your omelet. You need a good pan and you want to wipe your omelet or egg pans clean. You don't want to put your egg pans or omelet pans into soapy water or they will get where the eggs or omelet will stick in the pan on you. You can spray your egg pans or omelet pans with a good quality vegetable cooking spray. Once you get finished cooking wipe your pan out with paper towels and spray your pan or pans with vegetable cooking

Denver Omelet Recipe

One of the most popular omelets in the world is the Denver Omelet. The Denver Omelet is also often called a Southwestern Omelet. There are a lot of variations on the Denver Omelet so what I'm going to do is list a lot of the more popular ingredients and you can decide what you want to put in your Denver Omelet.

1. Diced Or Cubes Of Boiled Ham.

2. Diced Sweet Onions.

3. Diced Tomatoes.

4. Diced Green Bell Peppers.

5. Diced Or Sliced Jalapenos.

6. Shredded Mexican Cheese.

7. Sour Creme.

Really any or all of those ingredients can go into a Denver Omelet or a Southwestern Omelet. And quite often shredded Mexican cheese is melted on top of the omelet and some people put hash browns on top of the finished omelet. You can if you wish serve the hash browns on the side topped with shredded Mexican cheese.

Egg White Omelet Recipe

Some people have Egg White Omelets to save on calories and fat. If you have a really good non stick egg or omelet pan you can easily make egg white omelets. Below are some really good ingredients for egg white omelets.

1. Asparagus

2. Broccoli Florets.

3. Shredded Cheddar Cheese.

4. Salmon , Either From A Can Or Fresh.

5. Diced Onions.

6. Diced Green Bell Peppers.

7. Diced Tomatoes.

8. Diced Or Cubed Boiled Ham.

9. Diced Or Sliced Jalapenos.

10. Crisp Crumbled Bacon.

And of course there are more ingredients you could put into an egg white omelet but those ingredients listed above taste very good in egg white omelets.

Omelet Pans, Egg Pans And Their Care

You really do need a great omelet pan if you want to make great omelets. If you try to make a omelet in a regular pan it will never turn out right. You may get it out of a regular pan a time or two but it will never be the same until you invest in a good quality omelet pan or two. Never put a omelet or egg pan in soapy water. Always spray them well with vegetable cooking spray before cooking and then wipe them clean with paper towels. When you're done with your pan and its wiped clean spray it lightly with vegetable cooking spray before put the pan away. When your ready to use it again wipe it dry with a paper towel and spray it with the vegetable cooking spray and start cooking.

Fluffy Ham, Spinach and Swiss Cheese Omelet

Remember when you make this omelet especially to add one tablespoon of water to each two eggs and beat the water and eggs together very well with a wire whisk before you make your omelet.

1. Grated Swiss Cheese.

2. Very Fine Shaved Boiled Ham.

3. Baby Spinach Leafs.

You will have a very great tasting omelet if you will purchase a small piece of Swiss Cheese to grate yourself. You won't have to cook the baby spinach. You can add salt and pepper to taste as you put the omelet together or let people put their own salt and pepper.

Ricotta Spinach Omelet

For this omelet the best thing to do is to mix Ricotta cheese, baby spinach leafs, and salt and pepper in your food processor and then add this mixture to your omelet when you put it together. You can if you wish include cooked fine chopped Italian Sausage to this omelet for a extra special tasty treat.

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Farmers Omelet Recipe

Farmers Omelets are really popular in some parts of the Pacific Northwest and parts of Europe. Mostly fresh ingredients are used where available and really almost anything can go in a Farmers Omelet. Some ingredients are.

1. Fresh Mozzarella.

2. Wild Mushrooms Or Fresh Mushrooms.

3. Lobster Or Peeled And De-veined Shrimp.

4. New Potatoes Cut Small And Sauteed Before Being Added To The Omelet.

5. Green Spring Onions Including Tops Diced Fine.

6. Diced Sweet Onions.

7. Sauteed Squash.

8. Shredded Cheddar Cheese.

9. Munster Cheese.

10. Cooked And Crumbled Bacon.

11. Diced Tomatoes.

12. Diced Bell Peppers.

14. Fresh Sprouts Of All Types., ( I Like Fresh Radish Sprouts )

15. Diced Or Sliced Jalapenos.

Really you can add almost anything you would like to a Farmers Omelet. Most people add the fresh vegetables and seafood found at their local Farmers Market. So you can really add almost anything you want to a Farmers Omelet. My favorite is fresh mozzarella cheese, radish sprouts, and the meat from Crayfish tails. It makes an oh so delicious omelet.

Delicious Mexican Omelet

1. Chorizo Sausage.

2. Diced Green Bell Peppers.

3. Diced Tomatoes.

4. Shredded Mexican Cheese.

5. Sour Creme

6. Diced Or Sliced Jalapenos.

7. Refried Beans.

You can use any or all of the ingredients for your Mexican Omelet. I like to make them with all the ingredients and and they are oh so delicious with everything on them. You will want to take your Chorizo Sausage out of the casing and fry it done in a separate pan before you add it to the omelet.

You can if you want to serve sour creme and guacamole on the side so people can add what they want to their omelet.

More Omelet Information

You can really add what ever you like to your omelet. Omelets are really good with almost anything in them. You will want to cook any meats done before you add them to your omelet. Some people like to sauté mushrooms, peppers, and onions and then add them to omelets. Its really up to you if you want to add cheese or not. I like omelets made with and with out cheese. One of my favorite omelets ever was a omelet made from fresh spinach leaves, feta cheese, and grilled lamb cubes. You can really make a omelet out of anything you want to.

Delicious Chicken Omelet

You can make a really delicious chicken omelet by taking the bone and skin out of chicken thighs and then sprinkling the chicken thighs with taco seasoning and frying the chicken thighs until done and then chop your chicken meat up into small pieces.You can if you wish grill your chicken thighs and sprinkle them with the taco seasoning while they are cooking. Once they are done slice them up and dice the meat.

You will want to add your chopped up chicken thighs, Munster cheese, and crumbled crisp bacon to your omelet and you will have one of the most delicious omelets you'll ever eat. I often slice my chicken thighs into small strips and then cut them crosswise so I end up with delicious chicken. I have also added diced tomatoes, diced onions and sliced jalapenos to my chicken omelets. As delicious as these chicken omelets are I'm surprised I've never found it on a menu anywhere.

The Hangtown Fry Omelet

This omelet was invented and made famous during the California Gold Rush. The town where it was invented was called Hangtown back then but it is known as Placerville now. This omelet contains eggs, cheese, and deep fried oysters. I have made this omelet with regular unflavored goat cheese and it turns out wonderful. I use the creamy type of goat cheese in the small plastic package. If you click the link for the deep fried oysters you'll find my wonderful recipe for fried oysters. Some people add baby spinach leafs to this omelet and some people don't. This omelet is one of the best in the world. You'll have to prepare your fried oysters before you can make your omelet. This omelet would be perfect to serve to special guests or a wedding breakfast party. Or make it in the middle of the night and just enjoy it like I just did.

Its interesting to note here that the Tadich Grill in San Francisco has been making the Hangtown Fry Omelet for over 160 years. They started making it way back in 1835. Anything made for that long has to be delicious.

Serve your Hangtown Fry Omelet with hash browns for a complete wonderful meal. One time for a big party I made full size Hangtown Fry Omelets and miniature omelets filled with sour cream, ricotta cheese, and caviar. Just be sure to use a good quality of caviar. If your cooking to impress I guarantee you that your guests will be impressed.

I hope you enjoy my Hub Page on Omelets and I hope you get to make a real delicious omelet real soon. Thanks for reading my Hub Page.

There are so many wonderful things you can do with eggs. I hope you will post your comments below and thanks for your time.
There are so many wonderful things you can do with eggs. I hope you will post your comments below and thanks for your time.

Please Post Your Comments, Questions, Or Tips About Making Omelets Now. And Thanks For Reading My Hub Page On Omelets.

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    • crazyhorsesghost profile image

      Thomas Byers 6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Omelets are wonderful. Thanks for your great comments. I appreciate the comments and I love omelets.

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      Holly Pedneau 6 years ago from Princeton, West Virginia

      This is a very informative hub!! I can't wait to use some of this information the next time I make an omelet!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Omelets are one of my favourite dishes and I love experimenting - so this hub has been an absolute delight. There are quite a few recipes here that are new to me, so I can't wait to have a go. Many thanks for sharing this awesome hub!

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      Twila Nelson 6 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Your Hubs just keep getting more and more exciting. I am enjoying this Hub and each of these omelet recipes with the options and extra tips. Thank you.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      I really enjoyed this hub. You have provided some really great recipes! Thanks!

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      Thomas Byers 6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks John. Your a hell of a nice guy to. I appreciate you and every comment you make. Hope you feel better soon.

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      JohnM 6 years ago from Miami Florida

      Just had one of the Hangtown Omelets and it was oh so wonderful. Crazyhorsesghost is a wonderful Chef, Writer, and Friend. You do great work Mate.

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      Thomas Byers 6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Your very welcome and thanks for your great comment.

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      Tammy 6 years ago from USA

      I love making different types of omelets. Reading this hub is making me drool over which type to go make now. I enjoy making my omelets with lots of veggies and a little meat. My daughter loves different types of just cheese omelets. The gooier the better. My son is a meat and cheese lover, while my hubby enjoys his stuffed to the max with whatever I am cooking. I will have to give a few of your ideas a try. Thanks for the post!

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      Thomas Byers 6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for the comment. It is appreciated.

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      gryphin423 6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for all the great omelet ideas! Good hub ;-)