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On every diner menu you’ll find eggs in many forms: scrambled, sunny-side up, fried, poached, and in lots of omelets. An omelet starts with whisked eggs, but instead of scrambling the eggs in the skillet, you cook them into a circle. Then—the best part—you sprinkle the eggs with toppings such as cheese, chopped vegetables or meat, and herbs. Finally, you fold the egg circle in half with the fillings tucked inside.
In this Make It Your Way Challenge, you get to make your dream omelet, filled with whatever ingredients you like. You can even practice your skills as a short-order cook and make each person in your family an omelet with their choice of fillings. Will you use fresh vegetables? Get gooey with different kinds of cheese? Find a new use for last night’s leftovers? Look to your fridge or pantry for inspiration—just about anything can go inside an omelet!
Try filling your omelet with veggies such as chopped baby spinach, tomatoes, or bell peppers; chopped cooked broccoli florets, asparagus spears, or zucchini; caramelized onions; chopped roasted sweet potatoes; and/or sliced jalapeños, scallions, or avocado.
A sprinkle of minced herbs, such as cilantro, basil, thyme, parsley, dill, and/or chives can add a pop of flavor to your omelet.
If you add cheese, such as shredded cheddar or mozzarella, crumbled goat cheese or feta, or sliced American or Swiss cheese, let it melt before folding your omelet in half in step 5.
Add diced ham or turkey; chopped smoked salmon; crumbled cooked sausage, bacon or chorizo; and/or cooked ground beef or leftover taco filling to your omelet.
In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat, swirling to evenly coat skillet, about 1 minute.
Add eggs to skillet and stir gently with rubber spatula until eggs just begin to set, about 10 seconds.