I cannot thank you all enough for helping to get me to round 4 of the project food blog. I was shocked and so flattered to find out that I made it to round 4! I also started to immediately panic, wondering what I would do for the next challenge.

Challenge #4 was to create step-by-step instructions on how to make or prepare something – but it is pictures, not words that need to guide the readers through the steps. I wanted to show you all how to prepare something that is simple, healthy and should be a staple in all households – although many people are intimidated by them – omelettes.

Omelettes are something, much like risotto, that once the basics are mastered, the possibilities are endless. You can serve your omelet plain, with cheese or get really fancy and add things like fresh herbs, bacon, vegetables, etc. Often thought of as simply a breakfast food, an omelette is an outstanding meal, anytime of the day.

It is also a dish that almost every culture has a variation on, truly making it a universal food. There are Iranian, Chinese, Italian, French, Thai, Spanish, Moroccan, Indian versions and a number of others that aren’t mentioned.  Next time you’re out traveling? Make sure you try the local “omelette.” There’s a world of omelettes that go beyond the “Denver.”

Now, let’s get to the omelette!

Gather ingredients: 1 Tbsp butter, 2 eggs, 2 Tbsp milk, salt & pepper


Whisk eggs


Add milk, salt & pepper. Beat eggs for about 1 minute


Heat pan over medium-low heat. Add butter and when melted, swirl to coat entire pan


 

When hot, add egg mixture. Swirl pan and use spatula to loosen and round edges


When almost completely set, fold over in half, tilting pan to help. Let sit on heat for another 30 seconds to cook through


I can’t tell you that folding an omelette is exactly an easy thing to do, it takes some practice and I certainly don’t have it mastered. What I can tell you is that no matter what it looks like, it is going to taste amazing. Just make sure you use real butter – it makes all the difference in this simple dish.

42 Comments (Reply )

  1. Whit@Amuse Bouche
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

    Congrats on some gorgeous photos! Well done!

    Whit

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  2. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    Looks beautiful. And congrats on moving on to Round 4!

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  3. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    Looks wonderful! I struggle with flipping an omelette so I’m impressed!!

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  4. The Healthy Hostess
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    You have my vote! Great job!

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  5. Erika @ Dr.TriRunner
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

    I LOVE omelets! Despite saying the word wrong for the first NINETEEN years of my life before someone corrected me…. >=/ I always thought it was oLmlette, pronounced ulm-let.

    That aside, definitely one of my favorite foods. And one of the first I learned to cook on my own! I used to ask if I could cook my parents breakfast in bed and make them. :) Your photos are beautiful, as always!

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  6. Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

    Awesome entry! I love how you picked a topic that’s simple yet what could be more perfect than a well made omelette? Good luck! :)

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  7. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

    look at you THE NEXT FOOD BLOGGER STAR!!! i can feel it….

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  8. Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 3:37 am

    Looks gorgeous!!! And CONGRATS on round 4! You are ROCKING it!

    So true about different types of omelettes. Here in Mozambique an omelette is simply a very, very fried (aka dripping in oil) beaten egg with some tomato chunks mixed in.

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  9. sophia
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 4:24 am

    I just made an omelette this afternoon for lunch! They aren’t actually easy…mine tore apart because I had too much egg and too little pan. Your amazing pictures make me wanna tackle them again!

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  10. RhodeyGirl
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 9:20 am

    I was hoping someone would do this!!!

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  11. Brie
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    Julia Child would be proud! great step-by-step photos – best of luck!

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  12. Dana
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    Great job with this! Such a common food, but not an easy one to master! Voted :)

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  13. Food o' del Mundo
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 11:08 am

    Yes, please I’d love one. Beautiful photos! Thanks for the visit and the vote, you’ve got one boomeranging your way.
    ~Mary

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  14. Medifast Coupon Code
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    Thanks for the omelet recipe and all the great pictures showing your technique. The pictures always help me so much.

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  15. Sagan
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

    Yum.

    Simplicity rocks.

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  16. Amy (Sing For Your Supper)
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    Great post!!! The omelet looks fantastic and your pictures are beautiful!! You’ve got my vote! :)

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  17. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    This looks gorgeous — and you *need* to use butter when cooking eggs. It makes it taste so much better.

    I love the picture with the tbsp of butter on the knife!

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  18. Mariko
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    Oooo, I love your little green bowls. What a nice touch. I’m kind of a failure at omelette making myself. I need a better pan.

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  19. tut
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    The pictures are stunning and tell the steps! Thanks, now. . . do you have a favorite?

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  20. sippitysup
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

    It should be a simple thing. But an excellent omelette is rare. GREG

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  21. Jennifer
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 6:53 pm

    Just voted – good luck! :)

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  22. ediblecville
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    My favorite scene in my favorite food movie (Big Night) is where Stanley Tucci makes an omelette. From what I hear this is how Gordon Ramsey tests out his new chefs: make me an omelette. If they pass, they’re hired. The simplest thing is sometimes the most difficult, but you handled this beautifully! Kudos! Just voted….

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    • Emily
      Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:51 am

      I love that story! It is hard to flip and I need a lot more practice!

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  23. Liz
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

    love.

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  24. Sues
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    Awesome! It’s so true that omlettes can sometimes be a bit intimidating. When you haven’t mastered it, it can easily fall apart leaving you discouraged. This is a fantastic tutorial :)

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  25. Jeanne
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

    Wow, that looks like the perfect omelette! I am so intimidated by omelettes that I never make them. I’m going to study your tutorial again before my next attempt!

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  26. Lori
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    Great photos! I especially like that last one. I love that my fave food bloggers are doing so well in the challenge. You have my vote for sure!

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  27. Katrina
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I cannot make good omelets. With your post, I might have the courage to try them. Good luck in round 4!

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  28. Sarah @ Daily Nibbles
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 7:53 pm

    Great post! Omelets can be a challenge for me. I loved the picture tutorial.

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  29. jen cheung
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

    Excellent post – you got my vote for this! Good luck :) Feel free to hop over to leave a comment :)

    Have a wonderful day!
    jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca

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  30. Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:53 pm

    Your omelet looks perfect! You’ve inspired me to use real butter next time I make one! :-)

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  31. Isabelle
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    I love how you’ve used such a simple subject for your tutorial… especially since there are an awful lot of poorly made omelettes in this world. There’s definitely something to be said for mastering the art of making a perfect omelette. Beautiful photos, too.
    Good luck. You’ve got my vote!

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  32. Jacob's Kitchen
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    Great tutorial! A perfectly made omelet can be delicious anytime of day. Definitely a skill we all should master. And you make it look really easy. Nicely done. I voted for you!

    Good luck! Hope to see us both in the round 5 !!! =)

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  33. Susan
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    Outstanding entry! The photographs are beautiful!

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  34. @lickmyspoon
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 1:23 am

    I totally agree that folding an omelette is a skill that takes a while to perfect, your omelette looks fantastic (it took me forever to get the hang of it). Good luck this week, voting for you!

    Lick My Spoon

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  35. Peggy
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    What great photos! Job well done, indeed! You’ve got my vote for sure!

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  36. Daily Spud
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    Being honest, I’m not sure that I really have the hang of folding omelettes – I think I mostly, umm, ‘forget’ to do that step :D You’ve reminded me that I should probably revisit the basics (as you have photographed so well here) and make sure I’ve mastered them!

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  37. Magic of Spice
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

    Nice choice for the step by step…Looks wonderful :)

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  38. pharmacy technician
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

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  39. Kristi Rimkus
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    Great job with the omelette instructions. An omelette is such a wonderful meal maker. I love adding saute vegetables and a really terrific cheese for a healthy meal.

    Kristi

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