Basics by The BakerMama: How to Make an Omelet


In Basics by The BakerMama, I teach you how to make an omelet! With easy to follow instructions and tips on all the yummiest fillers, you can make the perfect omelet every time.

Basics by The BakerMama

Welcome to Basics by The BakerMama! I created this how-to series to help beginner cooks hone their skills, make the most of their time in the kitchen, and create great family memories. I hope you enjoy!

Frustration-Free Omelet

You know how they say you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs? Well, you can also break plenty of eggs and still never arrive at that perfect omelet. That is, without a few tricks up your sleeve. The first time I made an omelet, I was not…successful. I didn’t so much make an omelet as I made a yucky mess. But practice makes perfect and now that I’ve cracked more than my fair share of eggs, I want to show you how to make an omelet without all the frustration!

How to Make an Omelet by The BakerMama

Because omelets are extremely flexible and totally customizable, they’re great for breakfast or brunch when you want to personalize the experience. And so easy to make on the fly! Just grab your eggs, pick your cheese (gotta have something to keep the other ingredients stuck in there!) and then select your favorite fillers. I love using an omelet to fit in some of my daily vegetables. And even though eggs are already packed with protein, that doesn’t stop me from adding some my favorite meats like bacon or ham. Here are some of my favorite flavor combinations:

  • Swiss cheese and ham with a chive or green onion garnish
  • Goat cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach
  • Cheddar cheese, sausage, onion, bell peppers

Filling Tips:

  • Make sure that you cook any fillings first that need to be cooked.
  • Vegetables should be cooked crisp tender.
  • Meats should be cooked and browned, if desired.

How to Make an Omelet by The BakerMama

How to Make an Omelet

In a medium bowl, beat eggs and milk until no whites remain. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, pour in the whisked eggs.

Tilt the pan from side to side to allow the eggs to cover the surface of the pan completely. Using a spatula, gently push the cooked portions of egg to the center of the skillet. Tilt and rotate the pan slightly to allow the uncooked egg to settle in the empty spaces to cook.

How to Make an Omelet by The BakerMama

Once the eggs are barely set, cover one half of the omelet with fillings of choice. Cover the skillet with a lid and let omelet finish cooking while the fillings heat through, about 1-2 minutes.

How to Make an Omelet by The BakerMama

Uncover the skillet, slip the spatula under the unfilled half and fold it over the fillings. Remove the skillet from the heat and slide the omelet onto a plate to serve immediately

How to Make an Omelet by The BakerMama

Ready to Learn More?

Looking for more of Basics by The BakerMama? You might prefer learning how to Perfectly Poach an Egg. And to go with these beautifully cooked eggs, try How to Bake Bacon for the most scrumptious, crispy bacon every time. Or learn How to Cook Rice, Make Stovetop Popcorn or Brown Butter.

How to Make an Omelet by The BakerMama

I hope you find these simple basics helpful! When you make something with the help of my BakerMama’s Basics series, be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see and others can be inspired!

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How to Make an Omelet by The BakerMama

Basics by The BakerMama: How to Make an Omelet


  • Author:
    The BakerMama

  • Prep Time:
    5

  • Cook Time:
    5

  • Total Time:
    10 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 (2 egg) omelet

Description

In Basics by The BakerMama, I teach you how to make an omelet! With easy to follow instructions and tips on all the yummiest fillers, you can make the perfect omelet every time.


Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Fillings (max 8 tablespoons)

Filling Suggestions:

  • Swiss cheese and ham with a chive or green onion garnish
  • Goat cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach
  • Cheddar cheese, sausage, onion, bell peppers

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and milk until no whites remain. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, pour in the whisked eggs.
  3. Tilt the pan from side to side to allow the eggs to cover the surface of the pan completely. Using a spatula, gently push the cooked portions of egg to the center of the skillet. Tilt and rotate the pan slightly to allow the uncooked egg to settle in the empty spaces to cook.
  4. Once the eggs are barely set, cover one half of the omelet with fillings of choice. Cover the skillet with a lid and let omelet finish cooking while the fillings heat through, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Uncover the skillet, slip the spatula under the unfilled half and fold it over the fillings. Remove the skillet from the heat and slide the omelet onto a plate to serve immediately.

Notes

Filling Tips:

  • Make sure that you cook any fillings first that need to be cooked.
  • Vegetables should be cooked crisp tender.
  • Meats should be cooked and browned, if desired.



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