French Omelet Recipe

Recipe Category: Eggs

French Omelet Recipe

Ingredients

Serves 1

  • 2-3 large eggs
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, plus 1 tsp softened
  • 1 tsp chopped flat-leaf parsley (or chives)

Method

  1. Blend or whisk the eggs with salt and pepper
  2. In a small skillet, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat until the foam subsides
  3. Pour the eggs into the center of the pan and begin stirring them immediately for 30 seconds
  4. Stop stirring, tilt the pan as necessary to cover the bottom with egg and allow the omelet to set up for 30 seconds
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to continue cooking for 1 minute, until the top is still just glossy but set
  6. If adding filling, spoon the filling down the center of the omelet
  7. Run a spatula around the edge or shake the pan to loosen the omelet
  8. Fold a third of the omelet as if folding a letter, then repeat
  9. Invert the pan onto a plate
  10. Brush the top with 1 tsp softened unsalted butter and sprinkle on the parsley to serve

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