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Egg Omelet Recipe - Quick Easy Breakfast Recipes (with Photos)

Updated on February 2, 2018
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Mazlan is an engineer by profession and a lover of food. In his free time, he likes to tinker around in the kitchen.

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How to Make Omelets

If you have not been successful in getting a good folded omelet (or omelette), here is a quick and easy guide on how to do it.

I saw this done at the hotel where I stayed and asked the chef if he could share the recipe. He was surprised that I asked. To him, this is a simple recipe and technique. Anyway, he agreed, so here it is.

Easy Omelet Recipe

This recipe uses mushrooms, beef sausage, onions, spring onions and tomatoes for the fillings. You can however, choose your other favorite fillings such as cheese, bell peppers or fruits. Alternatively, scroll down the page and check out for ideas from around the world on variations to this simple and humble meal.

If you worry about egg yolk and health disease and was wondering if you should use egg white and not egg yolk, do not worry too much. Just enjoy the full flavored omelet and while you are enjoying the meal, read this article on egg yolk and cholesterol. It will make you feel better!

You can eat the omelet with a slice of bread, your favorite salad or small serving of fruits.

Quick and Easy Meal

This is an easy and super quick egg omelet recipe. So relax and enjoy!

Picture of Egg omelet. There are many ways to serve omelet. Have it with a slice of bread of your choice for breakfast.
Picture of Egg omelet. There are many ways to serve omelet. Have it with a slice of bread of your choice for breakfast. | Source

Cook Omelet

Prep time: 8 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 13 min
Yields: Serves one person
Easy Folded Omelet Recipe: Ingredients for the folded omelet
Easy Folded Omelet Recipe: Ingredients for the folded omelet | Source

Ingredients for Omelet

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoon Milk
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 Sausage, diced
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 2 Mushroom, diced
  • 1 small Tomato, diced
  • 1 Spring Onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Omelette cooking instruction: Preheat a non-stick pan, add butter and the five ingredients and saute for about 3 minutes
Omelette cooking instruction: Preheat a non-stick pan, add butter and the five ingredients and saute for about 3 minutes | Source
Omelette cooking instruction: Pour the whisked egg mixture into the pan and stir
Omelette cooking instruction: Pour the whisked egg mixture into the pan and stir | Source

How to Prepare Omelet

  1. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl; add milk and season with salt and pepper. Whisk the egg mixture and beat as much air as possible
  2. Preheat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Then, add butter and the five ingredients. Sauté for about 3 minutes. To get a perfect omelet and to easily fold it, use an 8 inch pan. (Tip: To prevent butter from burning, add half a teaspoon of your favorite cooking oil)
  3. Pour the whisked egg mixture into the pan and using a spatula, stir the mixture (see the video)
  4. Once the omelet start to cook, but still have the raw egg on top, use the wooden spatula to push it to the side, then flip it over to fold in half (see video)
  5. When one side is cook, flip over to cook the other side
  6. Take away the pan from the heat. Then, slide the omelet onto a warm plate.
  7. Serve when it is still hot. You can top it with fresh chopped parsley or other herbs and season it with salt and pepper.
Easy Folded Omelet Recipe: Once the omelet start to cook, push it towards the pan edge
Easy Folded Omelet Recipe: Once the omelet start to cook, push it towards the pan edge | Source
Easy Folded Omelet Recipe: Your omelet is now ready to be served with your favorite salad or bread
Easy Folded Omelet Recipe: Your omelet is now ready to be served with your favorite salad or bread | Source

How to Serve An Omelette

As mentioned earlier, you can serve omelet with your favorite bread, salad or fruits. If you have omelet for breakfast you can have baked beans and sausages on the side (my favorite!)

For variety, you can put some toppings. In addition to fresh chopped herbs, try sour cream, chocolate or strawberry jam. Or green beans or olives. The choice is yours.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 93
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Carbohydrates 1 g
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 217 mg72%
Sodium 98 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Different Omelet Recipes from Other Parts of the World

For varieties, try the following ingredients for omelet cooked in different styles from various countries around the world.

You will need eggs, milk or water, oil or butter, and salt and pepper to taste, in addition to the ingredients, listed below. The cooking method is almost similar to what was described earlier. Try them and choose your favorite.

Chinese Omelet

Shiitake Mushrooms, Shallots, Bean Sprouts, Diced Ham, Soy Sauce, Ginger Spice, Prawns, Diced Chicken

Mexican Omelet

Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, Green Pepper, Salsa, Parsley

Italian Omelet

Parmesan Cheese, Onion, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Breadcrumbs, Garlic Pepper, Corn Kernels

Greek Omelet

Feta Cheese, Onion, Artichoke Hearts, Spinach, Tomato

German Omelet

Potato, Turkey Bacon, Onion, Pepper

Egyptian Omelet

Crumbled Feta Cheese, Tomato, Garlic Cloves, Onion

Malaysian Omelet

Minced Meat, Onion

Japanese Omelet (Tamagoyaki)

Bonito Flakes, Sugar, Soy Sauce

Korean Rolled Egg Omelet

Korean Roasted Seaweed, Onion, Carrot

Russian Omelet

Potato, Sour Cream, Onion

Japanese omelet Tamagoyaki
Japanese omelet Tamagoyaki | Source

Omelet or Scrambled Eggs

Which Do You Prefer, Omelet or Scrambled Egg?

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Omelet or Scrambled Eggs

Do you prefer omelet or scrambled eggs? Or both?

Omelet generally have more fillings than scrambled egg that at most will have just cheese. However, depending on your mood and time of day, these choices may vary. If you take a 'normal average day', which do you prefer?

Cast your vote and let us see the top favorite among the readers.

Why Are Eggs Good For You

Eggs are good for you because:

  • It is cheap and easily available
  • It is nutritious and rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and nine essential amino acids
  • Studies shows that eating eggs will help you lose weight
  • Eggs can raise the good cholesterol, HDL and change the bad cholesterol, LDL from small, dense to large LDL.
  • Eggs are rich in antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthine (for healthy eyes)
  • Contains Choline, an important nutrient for the brain
  • Contain only traces amount of carbohydrate

So you have no reason not to eat eggs for breakfast or lunch or dinner. There are many ways to prepare a meal using eggs and omelet is one of them.

What To Do With Eggshells

Do not throw away the eggshells. You can put them to good use. Here are some examples of how to 'recycle' eggshells:

  • As Fertilizer: Grind the eggshell into fine powder and add it to your potted plants or garden soils for calcium
  • Make your Coffee Taste Sweeter: Adding finely crushed eggshells to your favorite coffee can reduce the acidity in the coffee and make it taste sweeter. Once you are done, throw them to your soil or potted plant. The eggshell will give calcium and the coffee grounds will give nitrogen to the soil.
  • As Calcium Supplement for your Pets: Adding finely grind eggshells to your pet food will give the extra calcium for their bone health.
  • Eco-friendly Garden Pest Control: If you spread crush eggshells around your garden, it will deter garden pests such as snails, slugs and worms

© 2013 Mazlan

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      Jerry 

      9 months ago

      Wow, that looks easy. Must try this tomorrow!

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      Mazlan 

      2 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Kristen Howe, I do hope you give a try as it is quite easy actually. Something to try for Valentines Day! Thanks for dropping by

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      Kristen Howe 

      2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great recipes on making omelettes. I would have to give it a go next month and see if I can make it without fail. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mazlan 

      5 years ago from Malaysia

      @Glimmer Twin Fan, I hope you will have success this time around. Enjoy the meal.

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      Claudia Mitchell 

      5 years ago

      The problem is that mine never turn out this way. I'm going to have to try your techniques and surprise my husband.

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      Mazlan 

      5 years ago from Malaysia

      Om, @My Cook Book and @kidscrafts, thank you for dropping by, your compliments and votes. If you happen to go to a Japanese restaurant, do not forget to try their Tamagoyaki. It is a bit sweet though!

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      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      You make me hungry with all your fantastic pictures! Great hub!

      Voted up and awesome!

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      Dil Vil 

      5 years ago from India

      Good hub on Omelet. I like omelet, this hub is cool.

    • Om Paramapoonya profile image

      Om Paramapoonya 

      5 years ago

      Nice! You really got me hungry. I love omelets. In fact, I believe it was one of the first things I ever learned how to cook! Also, I appreciate your lovely list of omelets from around the world.

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