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Simple Italian Omelet Recipe
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Simple Italian Omelet
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  • READY IN 15 mins

Simple Italian Omelet

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"I'm calling this an 'Italian' omelet for a couple reasons. First, I used olive oil instead of butter and, second, I cooked the eggs quickly in a hot pan, letting them get a little golden-brown. The traditional French omelets are thicker and cooked much more gently."

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Original recipe makes 1 omelet Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    15 mins

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, swirling oil to coat the skillet. Pour eggs into hot skillet; eggs will bubble and firm immediately.
  2. Lift cooked edges of the omelet with a rubber spatula and tilt the skillet so that the uncooked egg runs underneath the lifted edge. Continue cooking, lifting edges and tilting the skillet, until omelet is almost completely set, 1 to 2 minutes total cooking time; remove from heat. Spread out any runny egg evenly on the top of the omelet with a rubber spatula.
  3. Sprinkle goat cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons chives, sea salt, and black pepper over omelet. Gently lift one edge and fold 1/3 of the omelet into the center over the cheese and chives. Fold the opposite 1/3 of the omelet into the center. Slide omelet to the edge of the skillet and flip, folded side down, onto a plate. Top with remaining chives.
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Jan 01, 2015

It was amazing possibly the best omelet I have ever had I added a little bit more cheese and substituted the chives with Basel and thyme It was delicious.

 
Aug 05, 2014

This omelette was awesome and so delicious. Tender, creamy, eggy and divine. I followed Chef John's directions exactly. My family ate it all up and begged for more. I'll make this again and again. Love, love, lov ed it! French goat cheese really made it extra special.

 
May 09, 2015

Delicious! Only thing I will change next time is using a tiny bit less of olive oil. Maybe I'll add in a few pieces of ham! Thanks for the recipe! :D

 
Nov 22, 2014

So delicious, made exactly as suggested and we all loved it

 
Oct 31, 2014

Extra virgin olive oil, garden fresh chives, feta cheese, sea salt, pepper. Oh man! Delicious! Thanks Chef John!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 479 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 564 mg
  • 188%
  • Fat
  • 44 g
  • 68%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 567 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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