Basic Omelette

Basic Omelette

French omelette with chives

French omelette with chives

Quick info

  • Recipe difficulty - easy
  • Preparation time - 3 minutes
  • Cooking time - 3 minutes
  • Serves - 1
  • Dietary - Vegetarian Gluten free
  • Allergens - eggs


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  • 2 medium free-range eggs
  • 1/2 thumb sized piece (around 15g) of unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of cold water
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • Pinch of salt


  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Small bowl
  • Spatula


Step 1

In a small bowl, beat the eggs and water together using a whisk or fork.

Step 2

Add the salt and pepper and mix through.

Step 3

Melt the butter in the pan on a medium heat.

Step 4

Once the butter is foaming, pour in the eggs.

Step 5

As the eggs start to set around the edge, hold the pan handle and using the spatula to draw the cooked egg into the middle while tipping the runny egg into the gap and edge of the pan.

Step 6

Repeat this on different edges of the pan until the omelette is set around the edge and underneath but still slightly runny on top.

Step 7

Use the spatula to gently fold one side of the omelette to the centre, then lift or flip it onto a serving plate.

Nutrition per serving portion (2 medium eggs)

Each portion provides on average

Energy 1448kj 346kcal 17.3%

Fat 32.5g 46%

Saturates 16.5g 83%

Sugars 0.0g 0%

Salt 0.71g 12%

Food Value


Good Fats & Fatty Acids



Source of Protein

Eggs are a great source of protein, with one medium-sized egg providing on average 7.1 grams.

Vitamins and Minerals

Eggs are a good source of vitamins such as A, D, B12, B6 and B2 as well as minerals selenium and iodine.

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