Omelet Making Guide

Easy steps to a perfect omelet, plus great filling ideas.

The fastest meal on the planet is a simple folded French-style omelet. Once you have mastered the technique, as long as you have a few eggs on hand you will be able to whip up a healthful, satisfying repast that’s perfect anytime.

Step 2

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Tilt to coat the pan with oil. Pour the eggs into the pan and immediately stir with a heat-resistant rubber spatula or fork for 5 to 10 seconds. Then push the cooked portions at the edge toward the center, tilting the pan to allow uncooked egg to fill in around the edges. When no more egg runs to the sides, continue to cook until almost set and the bottom is light golden. (The omelet will continue to cook as it is filled and folded.) This whole step takes about 1 minute.

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