Secret Step to Making a Great Omelet (it has changed my breakfast game)

I recently learned the secret key to making a great omelet – one that stays as an omelet and you don’t have to pretend it’s scrambled eggs because you messed up. In this article I’ll share with you some simple steps to make a great omelet, and what I now consider the “secret step” that has allowed me to make tasty omelets.

The secret step to making a great omelet...I just learned this step recently and I want to share it with you.
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By the way, some people spell it omelet and some people spell it as omelette, but they mean the same thing.

Secret to making a Great Omelet – Summary

The secret to making a great omelette is cooking the fillings first, remove them from the pan, then add the scrambled eggs mixture into the pan, cook it until the top starts to harden, then add the cooked filling back onto half the egg mixture, and then fold the eggs over the fillings. Voila, you have a tasty omelet.

Step 1: Prep your Fillings

Key to making a good omelet is cooking the filling first. So prepare the fillings and chop as necessary
Chop up your desired fillings

Chop up the omelet fillings that you love.

This could be vegetables like green onions, spinach, broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, and garlic.

And other great omelet fillings include diced ham, diced bacon or bacon crumbles, sun-dried tomatoes (so good!), or cheese (if you aren’t going paleo).

Step 2: Beat the Eggs in a separate bowl

I haven’t tested this extensively but I’ve heard that for a fluffier omelette mix the eggs with milk (though not Paleo if you use dairy). For a denser omelette mix the eggs with water. Or you can just use eggs by themselves.

Beat the egg mixture and set aside.

Step 3: Cook the omelet fillings in a greased pan (then remove from the pan)

Secret key to making a great omelet - cook the filling first and then remove it from the pan
Cook the omelet fillings first then remove from the pan.

Cook the omelet fillings in a greased pan over medium heat. Once cooked, remove the fillings from the pan: put them in a separate bowl and set aside.

This is the key step. Cook the filling and then remove from the pan.

Step 4: Add the egg mixture to the pan and cook

Add the beat-up egg mixture into the warm, greased pan. I like to turn the heat down to medium-low at this step. And I’ll usually put a lid over the pan so the top of the egg mixture firms up.

Step 5: Once the Egg mixture firms up, add fillings to half the pan

When the eggs start to harden and there isn’t liquid on top, I add the cooked omelet filling to half the pan. (Fill one hemi-sphere of the egg mixture with filling.) {Sorry I don’t have a picture of this step, but hopefully the description makes sense.}

Step 6: Carefully fold the eggs in half over the filling

Carefully fold the cooked eggs over the fillings to make your finished omelette.

If you cook the eggs a bit too long, the seam may break when you fold the eggs over.

But it’ll still taste good.

Step 7: Eat and Enjoy

finished omelet after following the secret step to cooking a great omelet
Enjoy your finished omelet

Now is your chance to eat and enjoy your finished omelet.

By following the key step of cooking your filling first then removing from the pan you should be able to make a great omelette consistently.

I hope these simple steps will help you make some great omelets. I know learning this one secret step of cooking the fillings first has really upped my “omelet game.”

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