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Perfect French Omelette

This tutorial on how to make a French omelette gives step by step instructions on how to make the perfect omelette.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 ounce Swiss cheese finely grated
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon fine herbs parsley, chervil or chives (optional)
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs to break up the white and the yolk.
  • Over a medium heat, heat pan. Add butter and melt.
  • Once butter is melted, add eggs, stirring constantly just until eggs begin to set. Adjust heat if necessary, turning it to medium low if eggs cook too quickly.
  • Once eggs have begun to set, add cheese and any fillings in a row perpendicular to the handle of the pan.
  • Using the spatula, gently begin to roll the eggs away from you while tipping the pan down. Ideally the omelette will roll onto itself in thirds.
  • Roll onto plate and brush the top of the omelette with butter if desired.


  • Make sure all ingredients are ready before making the omelette.
  • Use a well greased or non-stick carbon omelette pan.
  • Monitor the heat, adjusting the temperature if the omelette is cooking too quickly.
  • 2 eggs per person is standard. 3 for hearty appetites. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 384mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1397IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 282mg | Iron: 2mg