Last Updated on June 19, 2022
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A quick and simple basic omelette recipe for quick lunches or filling breakfasts. Try mixing in a few of your favourite ingredients such as bacon, spinach, cheese, chillies or chives to add more flavour.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 knob of butter
- pinch of salt and pepper (optional)
- Warm your frying pan on a medium to hot heat so the omelette starts to cook as soon as it hits its surface.
- Crack the eggs into a glass jug and mix together with a fork.
- Add the salt and pepper and beat again for a few seconds until everything is mixed together. Some people like to add a tablespoon or so of milk to the mixture - up to you - I prefer it my omelettes without milk.
- Put a knob of butter into your warming frying pan and let it sizzle for a few seconds. Spread it around so it covers the surface of the pan.
- When the butter starts to melt, pour the egg mixture into the centre of the pan and leave it to cook for approx 1-2 minutes until egg mixture starts to set.
- Cook the omelette for approx 1 further minute then loosen the edges of the egg using a spatula. Lift and fold the omelette in half.
- Tilt the pan and slide the omelette off onto a warm plate.
Depending on the amount of heat in your pan, the cooking time may take a little longer than described here. I like to get the frying pan nice and hot before adding the egg mixture.
If you don't have any butter for frying, you could use rapeseed oil, vegetable oil or olive oil. I prefer the taste of butter over all types of oil, but you might not.
Once you get the hang of making the basic omelette try adding cheese / bacon / ham / herbs of your choice.