activity
safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the stovetop
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 10 minutes
yield
  • Serves 1

hey curious cook—

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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!

Vegetables

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.

Herbs

A sprinkle of minced herbs, such as cilantro, basil, thyme, parsley, dill, and/or chives can add a pop of flavor to your omelet.

Cheese

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.

Meat or Fish

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.

Prepare Ingredients

2
large eggs
Pinch
salt
Pinch
pepper
1 tablespoon
unsalted butter
Fillings

Gather Cooking Equipment

Medium bowl
Whisk
10-­inch nonstick skillet
Rubber spatula
Plate
1
 
2
large eggs
Pinch
salt
Pinch
pepper

In medium bowl, whisk eggs, salt, and pepper until well combined.

 
2
 
1 tablespoon
unsalted butter

In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat, swirling to evenly coat skillet, about 1 minute.

 
3
 

Add eggs to skillet and stir gently with rubber spatula until eggs just begin to set, about 10 seconds.

 
4
 

Once eggs begin to set, use rubber spatula to gently pull and lift cooked eggs into center of skillet. Tilt and swirl skillet so uncooked eggs run to cleared edges of skillet. Cook until egg on top is mostly set but still moist, 1 to 2 minutes.

 
5
 
Fillings

Turn off heat. Sprinkle omelet with up to ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) total of your chosen fillings. If using cheese, let it melt, about 20 seconds. Use rubber spatula to carefully fold omelet in half, forming half-moon shape with filling inside. Slide omelet onto plate and serve.