How To Make An Omelette

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Published by: Maria Kelley • Updated: October 25, 2023 • Checked By: Chef Matty Riedel

Make an omelette using the following steps.

  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl.

  2. Heat up a pan with some butter or oil added to it.

  3. Pour the whisked eggs into the pan.

  4. Move the pan around until the eggs form an even shape.

  5. Cook the eggs for roughly 3 minutes.

How To Make An Omelette [In Detail…]

Omelettes are some of the simplest dishes to make. I love whipping up an omelette when I do not have too much time but still want something healthy and tasty to fill me up before I go about my day.

To figure out how to make an omelette, take a look at the upcoming sections of this recipe and follow each step on your own.


Before you start making your omelette, it is a good idea to keep all your ingredients in one place to ensure you have quick and easy access to them.

If you plan on having fillings and toppings, you should prepare them in advance too, with some options being onions, tomatoes, garlic, spinach, mushrooms and cheese.

Equipment Needed

One of the best things about making an omelette is that you only need a few basic types of equipment. The simplicity of the cooking process also extends to the simplicity of the tools, not to mention that this can save you plenty of effort and frustration when it comes to cleaning.

If you wish to add some fillings or toppings to your omelette, make sure you also keep a chopping board and a couple of knives handy so that you can quickly prepare your ingredients before cooking the omelette.

Omelette Recipe

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How To Make An Omelette
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PREP TIME 2 minutes
COOK TIME 5 minutes
COURSE Breakfast, Snacks
CALORIES 162 kcal


  • Small to medium bowl to crack and mix the eggs
  • Small whisk or fork to whisk the eggs together
  • Stovetop
  • Small frying pan with walls to prevent the eggs from running out
  • Spatula
  • Serving plate


  • 2 Eggs, medium or large
  • 1 teaspoon Butter or olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Take two eggs and crack them using the edge of your mixing bowl. You can also use a fork or knife if you are worried about the shells falling into the bowl. Remove potential eggshell pieces from the cracked eggs.
  • Grab a small whisk or fork and start mixing the eggs together using a circular hand motion. Tilt your bowl to a slight extent to allow some air to mix in to ensure your eggs turn out fluffy enough.
  • At the same time, take a small (but not too small) pan and place it on medium-low heat on the stove. Add some butter or olive oil to the pan.
  • Whisk the eggs for a minute or two until they seem to have mixed well. If there are some translucent or even bright yellow bits left in the mixture, whisk a bit more until you obtain a consistent pale yellow mixture.
  • Once the butter starts bubbling on the pan, spread it around and then pour the whisked eggs into the pan.
  • Give the eggs 15 seconds or so to start setting and then move and tilt the pan a bit to allow the runny parts to cover the rest of the pan.
  • Cook the eggs for 3 minutes until there are no more runny bits. It might take longer or shorter too depending on the size of your pan and the number of eggs.
Chefs Tips
As simple as eggs are, it is still possible to use them all wrong while making an omelette. Go through some pro tips to help you perfect an omelette and spruce it up if you wish to.
  • If you intend to add fillings to your omelette, cook them in some oil in the same pan so that they have the right taste and consistency in the omelette. You can then pour the whisked eggs into the pan to combine the two.
  • Try bringing your eggs and butter to room temperature by letting them sit out for a few minutes before you start whisking the eggs. This will make it faster for you to cook the eggs.
  • Some people prefer to add salt and pepper while whisking the eggs while others add them while cooking them. Which one you choose depends on your preference, but the earlier you add it, the better the chances of the flavours incorporating deeply into the eggs.
You can also add them right before you start eating.
  • Remember not to whisk your eggs too much or too little as this could result in poor consistency. Stick to a maximum of two minutes to ensure that you mix them well enough and incorporate enough air into the mixture.
Nutritional Information
Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 338mgSodium: 157mgPotassium: 123mgSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 600IUCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
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Should I Flip Or Fold An Omelette?

You can either flip or fold an omelette. Flipping it will help you cook the omelette thoroughly but might take away some of that gooeyness of the omelette while also posing a higher risk of your omelette falling apart.

How Are Restaurant Omelettes So Fluffy?

Restaurant omelettes are so fluffy due to numerous reasons, such as chefs adding a bit of salt while whisking the eggs, keeping the heat consistently low and tilting the pan frequently in the beginning.

How To Make An Omelette: Concluding Thoughts

Making an omelette is a highly convenient cooking practice. However, if you notice your omelettes not working out at all, it might be due to wrong whisking habits, the amount of heat you are using or the size of your pan. Try keeping the pan small and whisking the eggs just enough to maintain consistency.

The next time you wish to make an omelette, try this method out and make a note of the extra fluffiness that you experience.

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