Classic French Omelet

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Classic French OmeletRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Pull the pan off the heat as needed, while stirring, to control how fast the eggs cook. The finished omelet should be golden outside and unbrowned, while still creamy at the very center.

Serves 2 (serving size: 1 omelet)


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1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
4 large eggs, divided
1 teaspoon butter, divided


Hands-on: 3 Minutes
Total: 3 Minutes

1. Combine dash of salt, dash of pepper, and two eggs in a small bowl. Stir with a whisk until just blended (do not overbeat).

2. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt 1/2 teaspoon butter in pan; swirl to coat. Add egg mixture to pan; cook 60 seconds or until eggs are the consistency of very soft scrambled eggs (center will still look wet), stirring constantly with a rubber spatula. Tilt pan while stirring to fill any holes with uncooked egg mixture. Run spatula around edges and under omelet to loosen it from pan. Push one end of omelet up onto front lip of pan. Roll other end of omelet toward lip to close omelet. Turn out onto a plate, seam side down. Repeat with remaining salt, pepper, eggs, and butter.

Nutrition Note: Eggs are naturally high in dietary cholesterol, but these omelets fit well within our fat and calorie guidelines.

Created date

December 2012

Nutritional Information

Calories 160
Fat 11.4 g
Satfat 4.3 g
Monofat 4.2 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 12.6 g
Carbohydrate 0.8 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 377 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 279 mg
Calcium 57 mg