My First Attempt at an Omelet!


I have something embarrassing to admit: I have never in my life made an omelet.  It seems like such a tricky thing to make; there are so many things that could go wrong!  This weekend, I finally decided to face my fears and (attempt to) make one.  With my How to Make an Omelet article by my side, I was ready and raring to go!
I started by picking out the ingredients I wanted: spinach, onions, mushrooms, and Swiss cheese sounded good.  I chopped up the onions and mushrooms into bite-sized pieces and left the spinach whole.


Next, I combined 3 eggs and a bit of milk in a bowl and whisked them together with a fork.


Now that the prep work was, done, it was time to begin!  I coated a small pan with extra virgin olive oil and started to saute the mushrooms and onions.


When they were almost done cooking, I threw in the spinach and cooked it until it wilted.


After the spinach was wilted and the onions and mushrooms were cooked, I turned the heat up and poured in the egg mixture.


Now here’s the tricky part.  I had to let the eggs cook, while also gently pulling back the edges of the omelet so the uncooked egg would move to the pan’s surface and cook.  I was somewhat successful in doing this, but my eggs ended up staying a little bit runny.


Next, I added the cheese to one side of the omelet.  I didn’t have shredded cheese, but sliced cheese did just fine.


Finally, it was time for the old fliperoo.  I didn’t have much faith in myself for this part.  There are many ways you can do this.  Some people say to pour the omelet onto a plate and as it’s falling, use the pan to flip one side over and close it up.  I just chose to use my spatula and close it that way.  It kind of worked, but my omelet split a little down the side.


I let the omelet sit for a minute over low heat so the cheese would melt, then I removed it from the heat and dumped it onto a plate.

So how was it?  It wasn’t very flavorful, as I completely forgot to add any salt, pepper, or any other seasonings, but it tasted like an omelet, and that was the goal!  I was pretty pleased with my very first attempt, and I look forward to many more!

If you need help making an omelet and you’re looking for some great omelet recipes, check out this step-by-step article here!

And, please, if you have any omelet-making advice, send it my way!

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  • lacey – a sweet pea chef

    Congrats on making (and eating) your first omelet! I’ve never been much good at making omelets, but my husband, Dustin, makes amazing omelets so I consider myself a lucky gal.

  • Joanne

    I’ll be honest. All of my omelets end up as scrambled eggs. I’m going to have to try your method…

  • pamela

    I bought the 101 off of tv and now can make an omlet easily

  • Judith

    Next time try taking the other ingredients out of the pan before you add the eggs. I let the eggs cook until they start to get firm and then add the sauted items and the cheese. It is much easier to fold this way, your mushrooms broke the eggs. Also, make sure the heat is not so high that the eggs brown before the center is cooked. Better luck next time.

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