How to Make a Quick and Simple Omelet for One


This is what your quick and easy omelet will look like (photo by Stripey the crab, Wikimedia Commons)

An omelet (pronounced OM-me-let) is an egg-based dish made from eggs and cheese. Low in fat, high in protein and high in antioxidants, omelet has been hailed as a superfood by many doctors, nurses and other scientists.

Omelet is easy to make, great fun and ideal for a quick and simple meal for one.

What You Need to Make an Omelet

  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to Make a Simple Omelet for One

The following simple omelet is designed to feed one person. If you are feeling particularly lonely, repeat the process for an extra omelet and then pretend you have company. Before you start, clear a space in the kitchen. If your kitchen surfaces are cluttered, you can make your omelet on the floor.

Step 1: Crack 8 eggs into a large bowl. Discard the shells or use them as organic plant fertilizer.

Step 2: Beat off the eggs using the combining technique. Add one tablespoon of salt and a sprinkling of pepper to the egg mix.

Step 3: Heat lots of oil or butter in a large pan or wok. When the oil is really hot, pour in the egg mix. Let the mix settle around the pan and leave it to cook for between 5 and 10 minutes. Eggs do not burn, so time is not too important.

Step 4: As soon as the eggs are no longer slimy, add cheese to the surface of the mix. Any cheese will do. You can also add sliced tomato, mushrooms, ham, hotdogs, salami, horsemeat or beef jerky.

Step 5 : As the cheese begins to melt, flip half of the omelet on top of the other using a spatula or your hands. Leave for one minute (two minutes for a crispier outer coating).

Step 6: Remove the omelet from the pan. Put it on a clean plate and serve with bread or french fries. For a sweet omelet, coat generously with peanut butter, jelly or chocolate sauce.

Simple Omelets: A Note for Allergy Sufferers and Vegans

If you have a cheese allergy, do not put cheese in your omelet. If you are allergic to eggs, don’t eat omelets.

If you are a vegan, you can make a simple omelet without eggs. Egg substitutes include silken tofu, seaweed jelly and horse spunk.


Fun and easy omelets are great for dinner parties!

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