Classic Omelet

 

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Classic Omelet
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Servings: 1 3 egg omelet
Calories: 289 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garnishes (see box at right)
  • 1 tablespoon butter , olive oil, coconut oil, or cooking fat of choice
  • Pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl.
  2. Beat them with a fork until the yolks and whites are blended together.
  3. Stir in the garnishes (except cheese, if using).
  4. Heat the butter or oil in a small skillet (8-9 inches, preferably nonstick) over medium-high heat.
  5. When hot, gently tilt the pan to swirl around the butter or oil until the bottom is evenly coated.
  6. Pour in the eggs, stirring vigorously with a fork for about 20-30 seconds. (Use a heatproof non-metal spatula instead of a fork to avoid scratching a nonstick pan if you’re using one.) This creates a very small curd, like the start to very finely scrambled eggs. It’s helpful to shake the skillet a bit while you are stirring to allow the liquid on top to have a chance to cook by reaching the bottom of the pan.
  7. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the eggs to season them. This is also the optimal time to add grated cheese, if using.
  8. At this point, let the omelet set for a few seconds.
  9. Then, starting with the edge of the omelet closest to the skillet handle, gently use your fork or spatula to roll it over toward the far side.
  10. Tilt the pan up just a little bit to help it come together.
  11. Carefully tip the omelet over and out of the skillet onto a serving plate.
  12. The entire cooking process should only take a few minutes. The result should be an omelet that is still rather soft in the middle.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Omelet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 521mg 174%
Sodium 287mg 12%
Potassium 182mg 5%
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 21.3%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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