How to Make an Omelet: Steps and Tips

Thinking how to make the perfect omelet? No worries, we will guide you all throughout!

Hmmmm…Omelet! What makes it a sought-after breakfast, lunch, or dinner is its super easy cooking method and very delicious final product! Especially students and those with busy schedules, omelet is always part of their diet. Poached, boiled, scrambled, or half fried – you don’t need to worry as you can simply whip up a delicate meal in just minutes!

What you need

  • Eggs 2-3
  • Milk or water 1 tablespoon
  • Vegetable oil, cooking spray, or butter
  • Desired fillings (e.g. green peppers, cheese, or mushrooms)
  • A non-stick pan
  • A spatula

Instructions

  1. Prep your tools and ingredients

The initial step for a successful omelet is preparing your tools and ingredients as well as the fillings. Get a good skillet, a spatula, and a serving plate. Collect fresh eggs, butter/vegetable oil/cooking spray, a splash of water or milk, and the fillings you love.

  1. Whisk the eggs

Crack two or three eggs in a mixing bowl and then add a tablespoon of water or milk. This helps in giving the omelet a fluffy and light texture. Season the eggs with a pinch of pepper and salt. Fresh herbs can also be added if desired, such as thyme, basil, chives, and oregano. Whip up the eggs they achieve a consistent, smooth texture and color.

  1. Heat the non-stick pan

Coat the skillet with cooking spray, vegetable oil, or butter and heat over medium-high heat. An eight-inch pan is ideal for a two-egg omelet, while a ten-inch pan is great for a three-egg omelet. Make sure the construction of your pan is heavy and thick to ensure even cooking.

  1. Cook it right

Before you add the whisked egg, make sure the vegetable oil, butter, or cooking spray is evenly spread around the pan and is sizzling. Pour the egg mixture into the hot pan. As the eggs start to set, carefully move them around. Let the uncooked eggs run back in the pan’s empty spaces as you move the spatula. Continue until the egg is set.

  1. Add toppings

Now, it is time to add your favorite toppings! But, how would you know when you’re ready to fill the omelet? It is when the egg’s surface looks wet but doesn’t wobble when the skillet is shaken. Cook for one to two minutes or until it becomes golden.

  1. Fold the omelet

When you have added the fillings, fold your omelet by lifting one side of it and folding it over to circling the filling. Use a spatula for doing it.

  1. Enjoy!

Your perfectly fluffy, moist, soft, and delicious omelet is now ready to serve!

For those with a sweet tooth, you can add a dash of sugar and forget pepper to egg mixture. Fill with finely chopped berries or toasted nuts, sprinkle with powdered sugar. While for an elegant touch, it is recommended to add a tablespoon of warmed Grand Marnier or Cognac over and flambé.

There you have it, my shared steps and tips for a perfectly cooked omelet! Have a tasty meal ahead!