The author 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 An Omelet
If you have not been successful in getting a well-folded omelet here is a quick and easy guide on how to do it.
Folded Omelet Recipe
I saw this done at the hotel where I stayed and asked the chef to 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.
How to Make an Omelet with Fillings
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 were wondering if you should use egg white and not egg yolk, do not worry too much. Just enjoy the full-flavored omelet. You can read this article on egg yolk and cholesterol for more info.
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!
Steps of Making Omelette
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Serves one person
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tablespoon Water
- 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 Make An Omelete With Fillings
- Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl; add water 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.
- To make a fluffy omelet: For an extra fluffy omelet, whip the egg whites together and then gently blend the yolks in.
- Milk or water: Milk will add too much moisture to your omelet, which should be compact. So, use water instead. Milk works well for scrambled eggs as it has to be fluffy.
- Don't overload and overcook: When you add too much omelet mixture into the frying pan, you will overload and increase the frying time. This gives a rubbery omelet and the skin is overcooked.
- 2 eggs per person: The perfect omelet uses only 2 eggs for one serving. If you have to cook for 2 people then use 4 eggs; cooked 2 omelets back to back.
- Fork or whisk?: Use a fork for omelets. You don't want to work air into the eggs since air bubbles act as an insulator that slows the cooking time.
- High or medium heat?: Omelet should be cook over medium heat.
What To Serve On The Side Of An Omelete
Like I said, you can serve an 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: fresh chopped herbs, sour cream, chocolate, strawberry jam, green beans, or olives. The choice is yours.
What Fillings Can You Put in an Omelet?
If you are adventurous, you can add these fillings for your omelet:
- Blue cheese.
- Sour cream.
- Roasted potatoes
- Feta cheese.
- Sauce such as tabasco, or Worcestershire sauce.
- Grilled shrimp.
Different Omelet Recipes from Other Parts of the World
For varieties, try the following ingredients for omelets cooked in different styles from various countries around the world.
You need eggs, water, oil or butter, salt, and pepper to taste, in addition to the ingredients, listed below. The cooking method is almost similar as outlined earlier. Try them and choose your favorite.
Shiitake Mushrooms, Shallots, Bean Sprouts, Diced Ham, Soy Sauce, Ginger Spice, Prawns, Diced Chicken
Thai Fried Omelet
A dash of fish sauce and soy sauce, ground pork
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 vs 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.
Omelet or Scrambled Eggs
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 A
Comments on Folded Omelet
Jerry on February 21, 2018:
Wow, that looks easy. Must try this tomorrow!
Mazlan A (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 A (author) from Malaysia on May 02, 2013:
@Glimmer Twin Fan, I hope you will have success this time around. Enjoy the meal.
Claudia Porter 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 A (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.