Classic French Omelet Recipe

Skip Davis


Don't marvel at the folks who make that PERFECT omelet.
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one omelet
5 Min
5 Min


  • 3 large
  • 2 Tbsp
    shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    cold butter, finely chopped and then frozen
  • 2 Tbsp
    light olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    fresh, finely chopped chives
  • ·
    salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make Classic French Omelet Recipe


  1. Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat it over medium-high heat. Whisk the eggs until they are frothy. Stir half of the butter into the eggs. Add the remaining butter to the skillet and swirl it with the oil until it melts and becomes cloudy and bubbly.
  2. Pour the eggs into the hot skillet and cook, moving a fork quickly through the eggs in small circles and zigzags until the eggs are approximately 80% cooked through. Smooth down the top surface of the eggs with the back of a large spoon or a small offset spatula.
  3. Season the eggs with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle the shredded cheese and chopped herbs on the eggs and cover with a lid. Turn off the heat and allow the omelet to continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes, depending on how firm you want your eggs.
  4. Tilt the skillet to the side a bit and, using a rubber spatula, carefully ease the omelet out of the pan and onto a warmed serving plate. Gently roll the omelet into the traditional tube shape.

    This basic French omelette recipe makes 1 serving.

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About Classic French Omelet Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs, Other Main Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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