Mazlan is an engineer by profession and a lover of food. In his free time, he likes to tinker around in the kitchen.
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 a small serving of fruits.
Quick and Easy Meal
This is an easy and super quick egg omelet recipe. So relax and enjoy!
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Serves one person
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
How to Prepare Omelet
- 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
- 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 the butter from burning, add half a teaspoon of your favorite cooking oil)
- Pour the whisked egg mixture into the pan and using a spatula, stir the mixture (see the video)
- Once the omelet starts 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)
- When one side is cooked, flip over to cook the other side
- Take away the pan from the heat. Then, slide the omelet onto a warm plate.
- Serve when it is still hot. You can top it with fresh chopped parsley or other herbs and season it with salt and pepper.
How to Serve An Omelette
As mentioned earlier, you can serve omelet with your favorite bread, salad or fruits. If you have an 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.
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.
Shiitake Mushrooms, Shallots, Bean Sprouts, Diced Ham, Soy Sauce, Ginger Spice, Prawns, Diced Chicken
Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, Green Pepper, Salsa, Parsley
Parmesan Cheese, Onion, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Breadcrumbs, Garlic Pepper, Corn Kernels
Feta Cheese, Onion, Artichoke Hearts, Spinach, Tomato
Potato, Turkey Bacon, Onion, Pepper
Crumbled Feta Cheese, Tomato, Garlic Cloves, Onion
Minced Meat, Onion
Japanese Omelet (Tamagoyaki)
Bonito Flakes, Sugar, Soy Sauce
Korean Rolled Egg Omelet
Korean Roasted Seaweed, Onion, Carrot
Potato, Sour Cream, Onion
Omelet or Scrambled Eggs
Omelet or Scrambled Eggs
Do you prefer omelet or scrambled eggs? Or both?
Omelet generally has more fillings than a 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 show 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 Zeaxanthin (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 a 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
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2013 Mazlan
Comments on Folded Omelet
Jerry on February 21, 2018:
Wow, that looks easy. Must try this tomorrow!
Mazlan (author) from Malaysia on January 29, 2016:
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
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 28, 2016:
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.
Mazlan (author) from Malaysia on May 02, 2013:
@Glimmer Twin Fan, I hope you will have success this time around. Enjoy the meal.
Claudia Mitchell on April 30, 2013:
The problem is that mine never turn out this way. I'm going to have to try your techniques and surprise my husband.
Mazlan (author) from Malaysia on April 17, 2013:
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!
kidscrafts from Ottawa, Canada on April 16, 2013:
You make me hungry with all your fantastic pictures! Great hub!
Voted up and awesome!
Dil Vil from India on April 16, 2013:
Good hub on Omelet. I like omelet, this hub is cool.
Om Paramapoonya on April 15, 2013:
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.