How do you make your omelets?

@Debs_place (10524)
United States
July 4, 2009 11:26am CST
First off, I used to work in a group home, when the menu said an omelet, people would just cook up the ingredients and toss the eggs in so it was really scrambled eggs with ham and veggies or something like that. My husband will cook up the ingredients, than put the egg in and let is set up before folding it in 1/2 so it sort of looks like an omelet. I on the other hand, use a bit of olive oil and saute my veggies lightly. Than I remove them from the pan and pour the egg (ok egg beaters) in the pan. I let the egg partially set up, then I begin adding in the veggies and ham and maybe some cheese, than I fold it over and it is picture perfect on my plate. A lightly browned 1/2 circle and peeking out of the fold are the cheese, ham, onions, peppers or whatever. How do you cook your omelets? What are your favorite ingredients? I have done pepperoni, onions, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese...totally awesome!
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
4 Jul 09
Hi debs, usually I like to make a souffle omelet as they are much lighter and fluffier than usual. Saute whatever you like as the base in olive oil and while they are browning separate the yolks from the whites, beat the whites until they are stiff and quickly fold the yolks in and add straight to the pan. It rises like a souffle every time. Delicious.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Aren't souffles the things on tv that always sag if someone opens the oven or makes a loud noise. You know I have never eaten a souffle much less made one. I am going to have to put that on my next special occasion menu. Thanks
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
5 Jul 09
Hi Debs, they really do rise but if you don't want to risk breaking it pop it under the grill to slightly brown the top rather than risk turning it, then slide it from the pan onto a plate. Enjoy.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
4 Jul 09
I used to work as a cook at a local resturant and my favorites to cook were omelets - my favorite all time is ham, cheese, green onions and white onions, now and then mushrooms also but can live without those.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
4 Jul 09
How do you make them? Any restaurant tricks for a good omelet?
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Tricks of the trade - nice hot grill and an omelet ring - metal ring that sits on the grill you pour the egg mix into that and it keeps them 'round'. Cook one side till done, remove the ring, flip it, put the goodies on one half, flip the empty half over the top and finish off with grated cheese on top :) Man oh man am I hungry now :(
5 Jul 09
i typically use onions mushrooms scramblled eggs and sometimes ham. olive oil makes it better for me.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Yep, definitely olive oil...make that omelet a bit healthier. My husband usually does the shopping, I must get him to buy some mushrooms.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Hey Deb! I love omlets! I don't care if they come out right or slightly scrambled either! I usually put it onions, ham, cheese and whatever else I have lying around in the refrigerator! It varies a bit depending on what I feel like or what I have leftover! I just know that whatever I do put in I love my omelets with some nice wheat bread toast with marjorine! I can eat it for dinner of breakfast! It doesn't matter to me! Now I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! Sometimes I will substitute the ham with salami or bacon depending on what's in the refrig! It all comes out tasting so good!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Yes, my dinner is my husband's breakfast, so I often have omelets for breakfast and dinner. But they are grea, you can put so much in them and get your veggies and proteins, I use olive oil so there is a nice healthy oil. You can add a bagel or home fries for some carbs. They are just so good.
• United States
4 Jul 09
I love to use cheese and onions in my omelets. Mind you I have to use three eggs.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
5 Jul 09
I use egg beaters...3 eggs and my heart would choke! Definitely onions....
@bbzgrl (9)
• United States
4 Jul 09
I don't make them but my husband is an awesome cook and I have never had omelets as good as the ones he makes. He used to work at a restaurant and he would make omelets to order and have all the different ingredients that people could choose from. He usually saute's the veggies which usually just consist of onions & mushrooms for us. He'll put in some seasonings also, most of the time it's garlic, and some season salt. Then he will pour in the beaten egg mixture and let that set, flip it over and then put the cheese on it, once finished he folds it over onto a plate. He has made ham & cheese, mexican, steak & cheese, sausage & cheese, but probably my favorite is when he makes them with left over pizza from the night before. The first time he started making this I thought it was going to be awful, but turned out to be REALLY good!
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
5 Jul 09
i have thought of putting garlic in my omelet..but it did not sound right to me. Since you said it, I will have to try it. Thanks
• United States
4 Jul 09
My hubby is the omlet King in our house. He makes it with everything imaginable and they are big enough to feed 2 people! Things we've used are sausage (breakfast or brats), onion, broccoli, green pepper, ham, cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes that I can think of. I'll have to mention the pepperoni idea. I'm sure he'll go for that however, my kids love snacking on pepperoni so we'd have to make it before they realize it's in the house.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
4 Jul 09
We always keep some pepperoni in the freezer. Same a frozen veggie bag and hide the pepperoni in it. that is what I did when my son was small, he never touched frozen veggies.
@marguicha (129194)
• Chile
4 Jul 09
I usually beat the eggs, add salt and pepper (other spices if wanted)and add the rest of the ingrefdients. I pour them in a heated pan (not too heated and wait until the eggs will be cooked enough as to fold it. I make omelettes of just about anything. Some ingredients I use to make the spanish tortillas or the italian fritattas. My veggies can be raw, steamed or fried. It depends. The only thing I donĀ“t like is overcooked veggies.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
4 Jul 09
I agree..that is why I just do a quick sauteed, especially of the onions, I do like a bit of crunch in the veggies, I don't like them soggy no matter when I eat them.
@khayshenz (1384)
• United States
4 Jul 09
The bf doesn't want to fuss over it - so it's mainly scrambled eggs with all the meat, veggies, and cheese. Sometimes I do get fussy, do I do it the way you do it. And top it with pico de gallo (tomatoes and onions and cilantro). YUMMMMM! I've tried everyone - from chicken, to pepperoni, and steak. Usually, the meat that I would use is the leftover meat from the previous night's dinner. And it usually ends up pretty tasty. *drools*
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Wow, that is a great idea, I never thought of using the previous day's leftovers. Thanks. Sometimes I will top with Salsa. This is a great way to get in the day's veggies. It is so easy to load in peppers, onions and mushrooms. Then an apple, orange or banana and we are on our way to a healthy day.
• United States
5 Jul 09
My omelets are not hard to make.Two eggs one peeper some had and that's it!Its relly good.Oh lots of chess!
• United States
5 Jul 09
I meant to say cheese not chess!Sorry me sleepy.
@TrvlArrngr (4051)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I love to saute potatoes and onions and then throw in my eggs. Boy I wish I had that now.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
8 Jul 09
I make my own omelets the same way you do unless I am purposely making scrambled eggs. I love it with cheese, onions, peppers and chourico( portuguese sausage that can be spicy ). But I prefer cheddar cheese on mine. Yummy, now I feel like an omelet too LOL
@Darkwing (21588)
8 Jul 09
I make mine in a similar way to how you do, but I add a little water to the beaten eggs. I use two to three eggs, depending on the side, and add the lighly sauteed vegetables and some grated cheese before turning the omelette over to cover them and putting it onto the plate. I'll often garnish the plate with salad too. Brightest Blessings.
@TrvlArrngr (4051)
• United States
5 Jul 09
i love cheese omelets!!! Wish I had one right now too! :(
• India
5 Jul 09
hmmm...all this sounds so tempting. i love egg related dishes , but i just do not knw cooking, but i will learn it some day. atleast, be able to do some basic dishes like omelette, fried rice,etc. you guys are all so lucky, you can prepare whatever you want,whenever you want.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Usually, I will saute the veggies, add the meat, then pour the eggs into it and stir it up while it cooks, adding the cheese last. Sometimes I'll cook the egg and then add the goodies, folding it over. When we're away from home, we put 2 raw eggs and the goodies into a ziploc baggie (the quart sized) and seal it up. You put that into boiling water for about 8 minutes I think (I always have to ask my sister). Then you open up the baggie and pour out your omelet! It's great for camping.
@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
omelet - this is my omelet
I do it just like you do, cook the ham or cubed hotdog and mushroom in, then take it out then heat the egg until it is set, putting in cheeze, sometimes quick melt, then onion before adding the meat back in the fold in in half. And i love omelets!
@mimuche (163)
• Canada
5 Jul 09
You are making me feel hungry... I am a huge fan of omelets. I Like to saute the veggies first then I throw them into the scrambled eggs and cook them all together. I usually put the cheese after it is cooked and before I fold it. It melts really nice inside. My favorite omelet has mushrooms, red onions, red peppers, tomatoes, asparagus and spinach (no meat as i am a vegetarian). It is just finger licking good. I also through a lot of spices and herbs on it including some fresh lemon juice (just a tiny bit) . it just gives it that extra flavor
• United States
5 Jul 09
I honestly don't think I make omelets very good. The inside isn't well cooked so I guess I'm doing something wrong. I use milk, eggs, salt, and pepper for my omelet. And lots of cheese on top and in the middle!