Your Basic Herb-Filled Omelete

If you have eggs, you have dinner! And if you learn to make an omelet, you will never go hungry. You can put anything into them and serve them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Omelets cook quickly, so assemble any fillings that you want to add before you start. For a 2-egg omelet, use a seven-inch non-stick skillet; bump it up a size for three eggs. Otherwise, all you need is a small bowl, a fork and a spatula. Add a simple tossed green salad and you have a feast!


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 or 3 large eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh herbs such as thyme, parsley or oregano


  1. Combine the eggs in a small bowl.  Add a pinch of salt and a couple grinds of pepper.  (You can add a bit of milk if you want a fluffier omelet.)  Whip the egg mixture  using a fork or whisk.  The longer you whip, the fluffier the omelet.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.  Add the butter and turn pan to melt the butter around the pan.  Add the egg mixture.  Tilt the pan around so that the egg runs to the open areas of the pan to form a consistent layer.  Let the egg cook through briefly and then carefully use a spatula to pull up one side and let the remaining uncooked egg go under the omelet to the pan’s surface, until eggs are just set with no more runny parts (about 15 to 30 seconds.)  Once the egg layer thickens, lower the heat and add the other ingredients (such as cheese, vegetable and cooked meat or seafood).  Heat the omelet just until the egg is cooked through, but not too browned on the bottom.  Using a spatula, carefully tuck around the edges to ensure that the omelet will slide freely from the pan.
  3. Sprinkle herbs evenly over the eggs, then run a spatula around all sides of omelet to loosen it from the pan.  Use spatula to lift edge of omelet and gently fold over one-third.  Then holding the pan over the plate, simultaneosley slide and roll omelet onto plate.  (Alternatively, flip over one half to form a half-moon shape. )  Sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs for garnish.

Tools For Making The Perfect Omelete Available at Relish:Herb Zipper

Scanpan 10-inch frypan


Serves 1 to 2

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