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Easy Thai omelet recipe. A delicious 2 minute Thai recipe!

Updated on October 9, 2010

Thai style omelet

2 minute Thai!

Thai style omelet

This is so easy…I almost hesitate to add it, but it's really delicious, and surprising, and makes a fantastic addition to any Thai dinner. This omelet can be made in 2 minutes flat, and as they say eggs are not just for breakfast anymore.

Actually, here in topsy turvy Thailand, there aren't really breakfast foods as such, and any food is just as good at any time. This meal however is commonly the quick and easy answer to a fast meal for one, with a simple plate of rice.

This recipe does call for MSG, and you may omit this if you don't like to use it, but MSG is an authentic ingredient in Thailand and throughout Asia, and does offer something of value. Additionally, medical studies have pretty conclusively proven that MSG consumption is not harmful in any way, so you needn't feel apprehensive about using it.

Thai Omelet for two

4 eggs

2 cloves of garlic, smashed but not chopped

2 whole green onions chopped, only the green parts,

Fish sauce 1 1/2 Tbls (if you are not used to using fish sauce…yes it's supposed to smell like that! Fish sauce won’t taste fishy once cooked in the food, but will add a depth of salty richness, and is one reason why Thai food is so great)

A small shake of soy sauce

A pinch of MSG

Beat your eggs, and add all ingredients. Heat a non stick fry pan over medium high heat, and add a generous Tbls of oil.

When hot, add all your eggs, let set for about thirty seconds, and then stir and tilt the pan, to even out the cooking. Flip about as you would any omelet, and she's done. A Thai omelet is not normally folded neatly as a French omelet would be, but you can't really screw this part up, and just get it done any way you are comfortable with!

Serve as an easy meal for one over steamed Jasmine rice, with slices of cucumber on the side; or serve as part of a more comprehensive Thai style dinner. It works well both ways.

This also makes an easy supplement to take in Thai food, when you need to stretch the available food a little bit.

Thai food as it's generally prepared here is fast, fresh and delicious. You've probably never considered adding fish sauce and MSG to your omelets before, but try this and you might find yourself reaching for that stinky sauce more often!

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      salinee 

      7 years ago

      In most of Thai family..when we cook at home..we prefered to put a little sugar..instead of MSG..

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      John D Lee 

      7 years ago

      Oiploi, I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. I'm in Thailand, and I'd say it's used far more commonly than not.

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      oiploi59 

      7 years ago

      Just FYI, my mother is from Thailand and I have been eating her Thai cooking my whole life; not ONCE have I seen her put MSG in anything. I'm also pretty sure that they don't use it in Thailand, since I've never seen my grandmother or any cook in a restaurant use it!

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      aren 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the help. Will look forward to learning more from you. Wishing you happiness and enlightenment

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      Malin 

      9 years ago

      The red sauce in that dish is commonly thai red chilli sauce, Siracha.

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      QBeing 

      10 years ago

      What is the red sauce on the omelet in the picture? Thanks! I'll try this one tomorrow. Just bought some Three Crabs fish sauce, and want to try it and compare with Squid brand. And the chiles in my garden are ripe.

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      John D Lee 

      11 years ago

      You can leave the MSG out, and it will still taste great!

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      cgull8m 

      11 years ago from North Carolina

      They Say MSG is not good for health, can I use another alternative spice?

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      cgull8m 

      11 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks John another great recipe, is much refreshing that what I make a bland omelet. Thanks again. Cheers :)

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