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Puffy Omelette

Puffy Omelette

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 4 eggs - separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
About 30 minutes before serving, preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites until foamy; add cream of tartar and continue beating just until stiff peaks form.

In small bowl, with mixer at high speed, beat egg yolks with 1/4 cup cold water and salt until very light; carefully fold yolk mixture into beaten whites.

In ovenproof 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat, in hot butter, cook egg mixture three minutes, or until puffy and golden on under side when lifted with a spatula.

Then bake 10 minutes or until golden and top springs back when tapped with finger. Run a spatula around sides to loosen omelet. Make a slit part way across center of omelette; tip skillet and with pancake turner, fold omelette in half; slide onto heated platter.


This recipe is more about technique than ingredients. While cream of tartar helps make it fluffy, it's the beating of the eggs and a watchful eye that really makes a flat, ordinary omelette into a big, puffy, amazing omelette.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank baseball27 for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Puffy Omelette?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 7 votes.


From M. Fizz

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

It is puffier, fluffier and prettier but the taste is the same as a quicker omelette. I'll save this one for when I have special guests. But the added time and dirty dishes is a bit much for everyday omelettes.

Comment submitted: 10/4/2013 (#16708)



From Sara P.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Definitely puffy and bigger than when I just use the stove top.

Comment submitted: 3/16/2013 (#15406)



From kazzo

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Mmm... masterpiece! Turned out great. Will make again for sure!

Comment submitted: 7/20/2012 (#14173)



From fozz

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Delicious and definitely puffy.

Comment submitted: 1/20/2012 (#13449)



From sharan

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

It turned out really pretty like the picture and tasted good, but I don't think the extra time was really worth it. A plain fry pan omelette is just as good, just not as puffy. Good recipe though.

Comment submitted: 9/28/2011 (#12944)



From flex

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This omelette was fantastic. I don't think I will ever stop eating it!!!!

Comment submitted: 3/22/2009 (#7819)



From Rita

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I think your Omelette was /is/ will always be oh sooooooo good!!!!!!

Comment submitted: 8/18/2006 (#75)





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