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How to Make a Gourmet Breakfast Omelette

Updated on February 25, 2012

Weekends at our house means delicious, hearty breakfasts. The majority of the time, eggs are the main course served, but occasionally we also make pancakes, waffles or french toast.

Eggs are definitely my specialty. There are so many ways to cook an egg: scrambled, over-easy, hard-boiled, to name a few. Today I served omelettes.

The options available to customizing an omelette are truly endless. Try adding your favorite ingredients or something new to spruce it up a bit and keep things fresh.

Being a vegetarian, this most often includes veggies & cheese for me, but you can add whatever you like. So, get creative & enjoy cooking the perfect breakfast omelette.

Two egg omelette with spinach, mushrooms & shredded Mexican blend cheese.
Two egg omelette with spinach, mushrooms & shredded Mexican blend cheese. | Source

It's All About the Pan

Having the right kitchen tools can often make a huge difference in how your meal tastes, as well as, visual presentation. When cooking omelettes, a small, non-stick pan is ideal.

Note: Use a small, non-stick pan for two egg omelettes and a medium, non-stick pan for large omelettes.

A non-stick pan is key & rapidly scrambling eggs to create bubbles will make a fluffy omelette.
A non-stick pan is key & rapidly scrambling eggs to create bubbles will make a fluffy omelette. | Source

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • your choice of fillings, see below for suggestions

Filling Ideas:

Now this is the part where you can really get creative, here are a few suggestions.

  • spinach, mushroom & swiss cheese
  • broccoli & cheddar
  • black beans, avocado & salsa (served with non-fat greek yogurt)

I'd love to hear from you.

What do you like to put in your omelette? Please add suggestions to the comment section below.

Once the edges of the eggs become cooked, flip it over before adding any fillings.
Once the edges of the eggs become cooked, flip it over before adding any fillings. | Source
Add desired fillings & cheese. This photo has sauteed spinach & mushrooms with a Mexican shredded blend cheese
Add desired fillings & cheese. This photo has sauteed spinach & mushrooms with a Mexican shredded blend cheese | Source
Fold & serve
Fold & serve | Source

Directions

  1. Preheat pan
    You should allow your pan to heat up while you prepare your eggs & any other ingredients you wish to add to your egg omelette. Preheat the pan on the stove top to medium low.
  2. Scramble eggs with milk
    The key to fluffy eggs is to use a tall, plastic cup, so there is plenty of room for mixing. Break 2-3 eggs into the cup and add about 1/4 cup of milk. Then using a fork beat the eggs and milk rapidly to add air and create lots of bubbles.
  3. Add the egg mixture to pan
    Slowly add the egg mixture to the pan, keeping the stove top on medium low.
  4. Prepare any fillings, if needed
    I like to sautee my veggies in a little olive oil or garlic, or if I am using frozen vegetables, I will steam them a little, so they are easier to chop up.
  5. Flip the egg
    Watch the edges of your eggs in the pan, once they start to appear cooked, slowly slip a large spatula under the entire egg and flip it over.
  6. Add cheese & any additional ingredients
    Allow the cheese to melt and bottom of omelette to lightly brown before folding.
  7. Fold in half & serve
    Omelettes are big enough to be served alone, or you can choose to deliver a larger meal by adding toast, home-fried potatoes, tator tots, or tossed salad, as a healthy alternative.

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