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How to Make a Perfect Omelette

Updated on September 14, 2019
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I used to help in our family restaurant, and I love good food. I enjoy thinking up creative ways to use leftovers to avoid food waste.

Omelettes (Omelets if You Are American) Are Very Easy to Make, Once You Grasp the Technique

If you are a beginner, and have had difficulty in the past making an omelette, you will be happy to find out how easy omelette making really is.

And, of course, if you are a more seasoned cook, you probably know already how to make an omelette, but do you know how to make an omelette which is as delictious as the ones I am going to show you?

A Perfect Omelette
A Perfect Omelette | Source

Equipment for Making Omelette

The main utensil is an omelette pan - a small frying pan


- Small Frying Pan preferably non-stick

- Tablespoon and dessert spoon for measuring

- Egg Whisk (or a fork)

- Mixing Bowl

- Grater

- Turner or Fish Lift

Do You Want to Know the Secret of a Good Omelette?

The Secret is to Have the 0il

Smoking-Hot Before You Drop the

Egg Mixture in

If you are making an omelette for more than one person, it is possible to make one huge omelette, and divide it after it has been cooked. However, I don't advise this, as it is a bit messy, and doesn't look so appetizing. After all, aesthetics in cooking are important too, even though it is the taste and texture which matters most.

Omelet in Pan
Omelet in Pan | Source

Cooking Time

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: Including assembling ingredients - 6 minutes

Serves: One person


  • 2 or 3 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cold Water
  • 1 Dessert Spoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 or 2 Dessert Spoons of Grated Cheese


  1. Assemble together a mixing bowl, small frying pan, an egg whisk or fork, a grater and a turner/fish lift. And have a plate standing ready to receive the omelette, as there will be split-second timing to ensure the omelette is turned out of the pan before it overcooks.
  2. Break the eggs into the bowl, add the water and whisk them. If you like a very light omelette, whisk until slightly frothy, but if you like a slightly heavier omelette, whisk until the egg yolks are only just combined with the egg whites, and are still a bit streaky.
  3. Grate the cheese.
  4. Heat the olive oil in the frying pan, swirling it around to ensure the base is completely covered in oil, until it just starts to smoke.
  5. Pour in the eggs and tip or stir the pan so that the egg mixture completely covers the base. Turn down the heat and, using the turner, keep dragging the partly set eggs into the middle, so that the liquid spreads out to the edges.
  6. Just as the omelette is starting to solidify, but is still slightly runny, sprinkle the cheese evenly over one half of the omelette.
  7. Run the turner round the side of the pan briefly, to ensue the omelette is not sticking, then, whilst it is still slightly loose, fold the half of the omelette which hasn't got cheese in it over the half that has got cheese, and allow it to solidify slightly. If you like a pale omelette, tip it out almost immediately onto a plate, and serve immediately, before it has time to sink down. If you like a darker omelette, just continue cooking until it browns, and then turn it out onto a plate (You can either slide it out with the turner, or flip it over like a pancake).
3.8 stars from 4 ratings of Cheese Omelette

Now That You Know How to Make Cheese Omelette - Let's Try Something Else - How About a Mushroom Omelette?

A Box of Mushrooms
A Box of Mushrooms | Source

Instructions for Making Mushroom Omelette:

  1. Slice four mushrooms, and fry them in a small amount of olive oil or butter. I sometimes add a tomato as well.
  2. Then start cooking the omelette using the same method as for the cheese omelette, but this time, instead of adding grated cheese, add the cooked mushroom (or mushroom and tomato).
  3. Or if you fancy cheese and mushroom omelette, add cheese and mushroom as a filling.

And Now the Method for a Quick and Easy Tomato, Onion and Cheese Omelette

Your Omelette Dinner Will be ready in 6 Minutes

Method for making Onion, Tomato and Cheese Omelette

It's so easy, once you've mastered the basics of making a cheese omelette - you do everything the same as before but this time preparing and frying the filling before you start on the omelette, because it takes a few minutes longer to cook the onion.

Thus, instead of just using grated cheese as a stuffing for your omelette, this time we will ring the changes.

Frying Onions and Tomatoes
Frying Onions and Tomatoes | Source

1. In a small saucepan, fry half a small onion, chopped small, add a clove of garlic, finely chopped, and a tomato, cut into small pieces, adding a pinch of any green herbs that you have, fresh or dried.

Adding Grated Cheese
Adding Grated Cheese | Source

2. Use a tablespoon of the mixture for your omelette, spreading it over one side, and sprinkle some grated cheese over it. Then fold the other half of the omelette over, to enclose the mixture.

Once You Can Make All The Above Omelettes, You Could Try Other Ingredients - How About Chopped Red Or Green Peppers, Or Ham, Bacon, Or Choritzo Sausage?

A Red Hot Chilli
A Red Hot Chilli | Source

3, And maybe add a little garlic and coriander leaves.

Or you could make a seafood omelette, by adding prawns.

And you could experiment by adding a tiny amount of dried chilli seeds or fresh chopped chili, but do be careful and only use a small amount, as you don't want the flavour too overpowering, or you won't be able to taste any of the other more delicate ingredients.

Mixed Ingredients


Interesting to See the Different Methods For Making an Omelet:

© 2012 Diana Grant

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    • Dshibu profile image


      5 months ago from Nairobi

      yummy omelet.

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      8 months ago from United Kingdom

      That's funny, cheese is the one ingredient I wouldn't leave out of an omelette.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      11 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Yummy! I love omelette but I have not tried putting cheese on it. That is a good idea. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Have a great week.

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      17 months ago


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      Sandy Ks 

      2 years ago

      I love making omelets. They are so many ways to make one.

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      @paulahite: Thank you so much!

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      @CherylsArt: I'll have to try that - I'm growing more spinach than I could possibly use, so any new ideas are welcome - thanks

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      5 years ago

      I like using sauteed spinach too.

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      Paula Hite 

      5 years ago from Virginia

      Nice recipes! I shared it on our G+ page today. Come and check it out!

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      I like to have a few stock recipes that are oldies but goodies and can be made with what is an hand. Chicken soup for example. Here is a great article on another classic: the omelette. Bookmarked.

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      @noner: Follow my instructions and you will find scrambled eggs a thing of the past

    • noner profile image


      6 years ago

      At the point that I try to fold my omelette I usually end up with scrambled eggs.

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      @SheGetsCreative: I never thought of putting avocado in an omelette - must try it

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      7 years ago

      I love omelettes.

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Love omelettes - especially ones with cheese and avocado!

    • loveanime22 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love omelette

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      7 years ago

      I enjoy a good omelet now and then.

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Ahdilarum: Glad your son is encouraged to cook, my children were too, but, as a child, I wasn't allowed in the kitchen, as we had a cook, so when I married at 20 I could just about boil an egg, and not much else. That's what gave me the idea to do a whole lot of web pages for beginners about cooking basic food

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @anonymous: It's really very simple, and there is a cookery programme on English TV where the chefs compete with each other to make one in less than a minute. But of course, that doesn't include fancy ingredients

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Joan Haines: Yes, until I was taught the proper way by my Mother-in-Law who ran a restaurant, mine were also very touch-and-go

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Loganor: Except, perhaps, brussels sprouts!

    • Loganor profile image


      7 years ago

      Omelets are like the ultimate way to get rid of leftovers - you can put anything in them! LOL

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      Joan Haines 

      7 years ago

      When I actually make a decent omelette, I am astonished. Now I know the secret, so I'll be expecting nice omelettes from here on out!

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      Michey LM 

      7 years ago

      It look delicious to me, and I like the way you explain, Blessings!

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      7 years ago

      I love a really good omelet and yet have never tried to make my own! I always thought it was too difficult. Having read this great article I can now see that it really isn't that difficult after all.

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      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I fix omelets frequently - they really are much easier than they look. Love 'em!

    • Ahdilarum profile image


      7 years ago

      omelette is simple thing, which even my 10 year old son will prepare and serve

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      Totus Mundus 

      7 years ago

      Nice omelette ideas, Spanish omelette is a favorite of mine.

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @anonymous: I had one this morning with a tomato,garlic,onion and cheese filling - all my favorite ingredients: Bliss!

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      7 years ago

      I am suddenly craving for an omelette.

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      Arthur Russ 

      7 years ago from England

      Thanks for visiting my eggy lens; I love omelettes especially with chips (which I think is known as Fries in America).

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Lady Lorelei: Enjoy!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Your omelette recipe not only looks simple to prepare but it also looks delicious.

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I love omelettes, especially with cheese, ham, peppers and onions, and Louisiana Hot Sauce too. Nicely done, now I fancy breakfast.

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      7 years ago

      I've never quite managed to make an omelette correctly. Thanks for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Bill Armstrong 

      7 years ago from Valencia, California

      Sadly I failed, back to the drawing board

    • CameronPoe profile image


      7 years ago

      "The Secret is to Have the 0il

      Smoking-Hot Before You Drop the

      Egg Mixture in"

      Because I don't do this, my omelette turns into scramble eggs.

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      7 years ago

      I like to add fresh vegetables to my omelettes which I try to eat on the weekend so I can pile them high with cheese and sauce. Yummo. Thanks for all the tips.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      This is a great lens! I recently found out about a sweet breakfast omelette and prepare it regularly, but the recipes you shared look great as well. Thanks for sharing!

    • Scotties-Rock profile image


      7 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Looks yummy! Thanks for the tips. I think I will make one right now. :)

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! I would definitely try this one on weekend. Hope it would taste good. (fingers crossed)

    • mrsclaus411 profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your recipes and your secret to great omelettes.

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      7 years ago

      My Family loves when I make Omelettes, I used to work for the Hospitality Industry; I watched and observed the Cooks prepare certain Foods! I already love to cook and now I can cook almost like a Profession al! ;)

      At least my Family thinks so! :D

    • thememorybooksh1 profile image


      7 years ago

      I like cheese Omelet :) thanks for the recipe.

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      7 years ago

      looks tasty, nice lens

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      7 years ago

      i like .it's look delicious...

    • senditondown profile image


      7 years ago from US

      I love to eat and cook omelettes. The key is exactly what you say in step #4...dragging the partially set egg to the middle. Have never tried using olive oil. Very nice lens with easy to follow instructions.

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      Gerald McConway 

      7 years ago

      My secret is to cook off my bacon and then lie the eggs right on top of bacon fat. Yes, it has a few more calories, but man is it goooood!

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I love omelets. I just have to be careful not to undercook them in the middle while overcooking them on the outside.

    • blessedmomto7 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love omelets with veggies in them. Congrats on your front page lens!

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      Heidi Vincent 

      7 years ago from GRENADA

      Great omelette tips! Hope my omelettes improve.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      7 years ago

      I love omelets -- they're fast and satisfying. Also good for any meal of the day. Your onion, tomato, cheese combination sounds like a winner!

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      7 years ago

      excellent tips!

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      Winter52 LM 

      7 years ago

      Now that looks easy enough... I just might be able to pull this one off without it looking like scrambled eggs. ;)

    • RachelDillin profile image


      7 years ago

      Omelets are delicious! Thanks for the tips.

    • MelonyVaughan profile image


      7 years ago

      Excellent tips! I'm bookmarking this lens.

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      alex89 lm 

      7 years ago

      I am a cook so I already know how to make an omelette, but this is a great idea for a lens! Now I'm thinking that might be what I make for dinner :)

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      7 years ago

      I love omelettes, and always have difficulty creating the perfect one. Nice tips !

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      Fcuk Hub 

      7 years ago

      Your how to make lens is great :)

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      7 years ago

      Wow! I love cooking especially in the morning before going to the office. I make sure I have omelettes in the table. This will definitely make my day bright!

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    • gemmawild profile image


      7 years ago

      My omelettes always turn into scrambled eggs, it's that frustrating I've given up. But I will give it another go, armed with your handy tips! Thanks =)

    • puppyprints profile image


      7 years ago

      looks delicious!

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      7 years ago

      Haha I wish I didn't click on this! Now I'm super hungry! ugh :P

    • writerkath profile image


      7 years ago

      Hi Diana! That was some helpful and easy-to-follow advice! I am heading over to a few of your other lenses... that Risotto looks good next! :) *Blessed!*

    • allenwebstarme profile image


      7 years ago

      Omelette is my favorite breakfast. I will try cheese omelette.

    • LisaDH profile image


      7 years ago

      My son makes fun of my pathetic attempts at a decent-looking omelette (although he doesn't complain about the taste!), so I'm going to try your directions and see if I can improve.

    • Cari Kay 11 profile image


      7 years ago

      I make the messiest omelets. I'll have to try your method! Great page. Great tips!

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      7 years ago

      I love to eat omelets, especially on the weekends, because I can add cheese and bacon and fresh broccoli pieces. Yummo.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 

      7 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I appreciate the tips for additional ingredients as I eat an omelette every morning and it can be dull. I like the seafood omelette idea. These are great instructions and ideas. Thanks!

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      7 years ago

      Nice lens about omelette, i want to make one for breakfest.


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