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How to make an Omelet in 5 minutes

How to make an Omelet in 5 minutes
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Several weeks ago I had my son Marks priest quorum (youth group) over for a little cooking class. Marks leader asked me if I would teach the 16 and 17 year old boys how to cook something easy and simple since they are knocking on the door of adult-hood and will be living away from home in a short time. A small fact that puts a little bit of fear into this mama’s heart. 🙂

We had a great time at the cooking class. I opted to teach them how to make a quick 5 minute omelet. It turned out to be a great choice, as I have witnessed my boy Mark making himself an omelet no less than 7 times since we had the class. It was a lesson well received, thank goodness! I have limited time with this boy, you know.

I thought maybe a few of you would like to see a step by step tutorial on how to make a fabulous, quick omelet as well.

Here you have it…

how to make an omelet in 5 minutes from Jamie Cooks It Up!

 

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1. Grab 2 eggs, crack them and pour them into a small bowl.

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2. Pour 1 Tb milk into the bowl.

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Grab a fork and whisk the eggs and milk together until nice and frothy.
3. Add a bit of salt and pepper, whisk to combine.

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4. Take a small skillet (I like to use and 8 1/2 inch pan) and heat it up over medium high heat. (Closer to high, than to medium). Place your hand over the top of the pan to test it for heat. You want a nice hot pan.

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5. When the pan is hot add 2 tsp butter and allow it to melt. Pick the pan up and tilt it to the side so the butter can spread out evenly over the skillet.

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6. Pour the egg mixture into the pan. It should make a nice sizzling sound for you. Love that. 🙂

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7. Allow the egg mixture to coat the bottom of the pan and cook for about 1 minute.

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8. Take a spatula and slide the edge of the egg mixture into the center of the pan. Tilt the pan to the side and let the uncooked egg run from the center of the pan to the outside.

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Repeat step 8 twice more, on the opposite sides of the pan.

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Let the omelet cook for about 30 seconds more, until almost all of the of the egg is cooked through. You can still see there is a bit of runny egg on the top here. That’s ok.

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9. Take your spatula, slide it under the omelet…

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and flip it over, allowing the runny parts of the egg to cook through.  See that nice golden brown sear in the middle of the cooked egg, that’s what you want to see. Not a dark brown, but a pretty golden brown. That will give your omelet a lot of great flavor.

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10. Add some chopped ham and grated cheese to half of the omelet…

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and fold it over. Let it cook for about 30 seconds…

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and flip it over to the other side. Cook for 15-20 seconds more.

How to make an omelet in 5 minutes

 

Serve and enjoy! Handy Printable versions below…

How to make an Omelet in 5 minutes

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 omelet

Ingredients

2 eggs (extra large)
1 Tb milk
salt and pepper
2 tsp butter
3 Tb ham, diced
3 Tb cheese, grated

Instructions

1. Grab 2 eggs, crack them and pour them into a small bowl.
2. Pour 1 Tb milk into the bowl.
Grab a fork and whisk the eggs and milk together until nice and frothy.
3. Add a bit of salt and pepper, whisk to combine.
4. Take a small skillet (I like to use and 8 1/2 inch pan) and heat it up over medium high heat. (Closer to high, than to medium). Place your hand over the top of the pan to test it for heat. You want a nice hot pan.
5. When the pan is hot add 2 tsp butter and allow it to melt. Pick the pan up and tilt it to the side so the butter can spread out evenly over the skillet.
6. Pour the egg mixture into the pan. It should make a nice sizzling sound for you. Love that. 🙂
7. Allow the egg mixture to coat the bottom of the pan and cook for about 1 minute.
8. Take a spatula and slide the edge of the egg mixture into the center of the pan. Tilt the pan to the side and let the uncooked egg run from the center of the pan to the outside. Repeat this step twice more, on the opposite sides of the pan.Let the omelet cook for about 30 seconds more, until almost all of the of the egg is cooked through. You can still see there is a bit of runny egg on the top here. That's ok.
9. Take your spatula, slide it under the omelet and flip it over, allowing the runny parts of the egg to cook through. See that nice golden brown sear in the middle of the cooked egg, that's what you want to see. Not a dark brown, but a pretty golden brown. That will give your omelet a lot of great flavor.
10. Add some chopped ham and grated cheese to half of the omelet and fold it over. Let it cook for about 30 seconds and flip it over to the other side. Cook for 15-20 seconds more.
http://jamiecooksitup.net/2015/04/how-to-make-an-omelet-in-5-minutes/

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how to make an omelet in 5 minutes jamie cooks it up!

 

Have a great day and thanks so much for dropping by. 🙂



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6 Comments

  1. 1
    Kim
    April 16, 2015 at 11:28 am

    How do you make those wonderful looking hash browns next to the omelet? I always mess them up! 🙂

  2. 2
    Alison
    April 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I love this. I’m never quite sure how to make an omelet and usually end up making scrambled eggs instead. Thank you Jamie!

  3. 3
    April 19, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Great photos, and description! While I have been cooking for almost 30 years, I enjoy coming to your blog and seeing how to do it right! (No one taught me except a couple weeks of Betty Crocker cookbook two weeks b4 I got married!) I will share this omelette recipe with my son. ????

  4. 4
    Tracy
    April 25, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks so much for this easy step by step recipe. I have wanted to try & succeed in making an omelette for my family & tried your recipe today & they turned out awesome!!! I love your blog…you’re helping me turn in to a pretty darn good cook…my hubby thanks u :-)… & so do I.

  5. 5
    Christina
    June 27, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Thanks for the recipe! Tried it this morning and everyone loved it! I have wanted to make a good omelet for a long time, but it always broke and I would make scrambled eggs! I added salsa to mine and oh was it good! Thank you!

    • 6
      Jamie
      June 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Christina,
      So happy to hear they turned out well for you! Thanks for letting me know!
      ~Jamie

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