How to Make an Omelet

Never fear! Making an omelet at home is not difficult. With a few basic steps and a flip of the wrist you can pull this off in minutes. Fill it with whatever you have on hand—it's a great way to use up leftovers!

  • Prep time: 1 minute
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 omelet


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons grated cheese, any kind
  • 3 to 4 cherry tomatoes, cut in half and sprinkled lightly with salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil, parsley, or herb of your choice

Special equipment:


1 Prep the eggs:  In a bowl, beat the eggs with a fork.

2 Melt the butter: In an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, melt the butter.

3 Add the eggs and cook the omelet: Add the eggs to the skillet and cook without stirring until the edges begin to set. With a silicone spatula, push the edges toward the center of the pan and tilt the pan so the uncooked eggs move to the edge.

Repeat until the eggs are somewhat set but still a little soft in the center, about 6 minutes.

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4 Fill the omelet: Place the cheese, tomatoes, and herbs in a line down the center of the omelet and cook for about 1 minute longer, or until the eggs are mostly set but still a little soft in the center.

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5 Fold and plate the omelet: Slide the spatula around one side of the omelet at the edge to loosen it. Slip it under the eggs, and use it to carefully fold the omelet in half. Slide the spatula under the folded omelet to loosen it from the pan. Tilt the pan over a plate and use the spatula to nudge it onto the plate. Voila!

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  • Apollo

    Tried following the stuff at the beginning but they didn’t look like yours.


  • hamna

    Looks yummy! i want to share spanish omlete recipe.
    1. Take one potato, peel it and cut it into small pieces. chop 1 onion.
    2. Add olive oil in a frying pan, then add potatoes and onion and stew gently, covered pan for 30 min.
    3. Beat 6 eggs and pour mixture in the frying pan without stiring.
    4. Covered pan for 2 to 3 min until it becomes fluffy.
    5. when one is done then flip it to other side. Slide on to a plate and cool for 10 minutes before serving.

  • thomas

    I find a minute or 2 under broiler sets the eggs very well