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How To Make A Simple Omelette


I was in the mood for an omelette but needed a bit of inspiration. I watched the Jamie Oliver video below, and using  his technique I made myself an omelet and it was sooo good!

Even though it is early November, my tomato plant is still producing tomatoes, and I have a pepper plant that is still going, too.

 I chopped 1/4 of a tomato and 1 small orange sweet pepper, briefly sauteed them in some olive oil, and set them aside to use as filling for my omelet.  I also shredded some cheddar cheese.  It was by far the yummiest omelette I have ever eaten!


How To Make an Omelette


Basic Omelette

1 tablespoon butter

2 eggs

2 teaspoons water


~beat eggs and water in a bowl, just until mixed, not too frothy.

~add a bit of salt and pepper, to taste

~heat butter in the pan over medium heat.  Add eggs.

~gently push eggs from edge of pan towards middle while still runny

~tilt pan to fill in gaps

~cook until set on bottom and slightly shiny on top.

~fold over, slide onto plate.



{see filling ideas below}

Omelette Filling Ideas

Omelette Fillings

cheese, {swiss, cheddar, feta, etc}

onions or green onions

bell peppers


meat {ham, bacon, sausage, chicken, turkey}



fresh herbs

feta cheese






{make sure your toppings are prepared ahead of time, as omelettes cook quickly}



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  • cuppycakeme
    November 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Oh how I love Julia 🙂

  • Lana
    November 8, 2010 at 1:04 am

    LOVE my omlettes, especially Western or spinach, mushroom, and cheese.

  • bashtree
    November 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Mmmmmm, I think I’ll make one now! Julia Child is so funny. I wish I could drop my unwanted kitchen gear on the floor the way she does.

  • erin
    November 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Wow – thanks for that. I am the worst omelet maker ever! I’m going to try again! 🙂 In your pic of ingredients – what is in the jar? Salt? What kind?

  • Sarah @ Modern Country Style
    November 7, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Oooh, Jamie Oiver AND an omelette. Could there be a better way to entice me in??!!

    I love Jamie…he makes me proud to be British.

    I’ve never seen Julia Child cook. How does she do it? She seems to shake it rather haphaardly but somehow it all comes together!


  • Donalyn
    November 7, 2010 at 1:19 am

    I can’t even tell you how many years ago it was that I learned how to make an omelet from watching Julia Child on TV. And I’m glad to see that Jamie Oliver uses the exact same pan as I do – sweet! Great post Amy.

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