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40-Second Omelet

40-Second Omelet

(1 serving)    Printable Version
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or 1 teaspoon oil
Here's a quick tutorial on making a fast omelet. The recipe was submitted to the site back in 2003 by 'MiniMidgy'. I tested it and photographed it this morning (July 2013). Mine actual took 50 seconds, but that seemed within the parameters of success. Instead of an 'inverted pancake turner' I used a spatula. The omelet pictured here was filled with a blend of Italian cheeses and garnished with chopped chives.


40-Second Omelet


How To Make A 40-Second Omelet

Beat together eggs and water until blended. In a 10-inch omelet pan heat butter until just hot enough to sizzle a drop of water. Pour in egg mixture.

Mixture should set immediately at edges. With an inverted pancake turner, carefully push cooked portions at edges toward center so uncooked portions can reach hot pan surface, tilting pan and moving as necessary. Continue until the egg is set and will not flow.

Fill the omelet with 1/2 cup of desired mixture. With a pancake turner, fold omelet in half. Invert onto plate and serve immediately.


Making a 40-Second Omelet


Serving a 40-Second Omelet



A quick tutorial on making a fast omelet. Only three ingredients required.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank MiniMidgy for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
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Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 50 votes.


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From Nikanor

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Filled mine with shredded Pepper Jack and and canned mushrooms. Was really good!

Comment submitted: 4/4/2014 (#17389)



From Jackie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I love your recipe not only because it is easy and fast... also because you gave us pictures as well. Thank you for sharing!

Comment submitted: 1/19/2014 (#17264)



From MrEgg

Too hot. Browning on an omelette means too hot. Turn the heat down - be patient. This would fail in French cooking class.

Comment submitted: 12/10/2013 (#17201)



From Carlos Danger

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

The simplest omelet ever. Came out perfect.

Comment submitted: 7/30/2013 (#16217)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom dandh (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This omelet made my morning. I loved it and my kiddies loved it to. The only problem was that it took me 2 minutes to make and not the 40 seconds that is advertised on the recipe title at the top of the page. So that was a bit of false advertising on your behalf but other than that the omelet was amazing!

Comment submitted: 3/19/2013 (#15426)



From woodhouse

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

It was very nice. Simple and quick as promised. Thanks!

Comment submitted: 2/7/2013 (#15146)



From Toriko

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Delicious and super quick to make.

Comment submitted: 7/13/2012 (#14155)



From metalguru

Hello... an "inverted pancake turner" is just a regular pancake turner, turned upside down... come on guys...

Comment submitted: 5/5/2012 (#13877)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom grumpycook (Team Breakfast Member)

You don't need an inverted anything, any spat will do; preferably a rubber one.

Comment submitted: 4/1/2012 (#13738)



From Sophie

Hey I'm a beginner, and this looks amazing. But I will use milk instead of water and a spatula instead of the inverted pancake turner... I hope it works!!

Comment submitted: 1/24/2012 (#13466)



From Helpme!

None of my local stores sell an "inverted pancake turner." What can I use instead? I'm at a loss!

Comment submitted: 12/17/2011 (#13320)



From Ronky

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is a very fast and healthy breakfast. - by Ronke Ogunlana

Comment submitted: 10/10/2011 (#13006)



From Hafeez

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

So good for a quick breakfast...

Comment submitted: 2/18/2011 (#12147)



From Melanie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This was a great recipe! I used milk instead of water though, because water ruins the consistency of the batter. I also used shredded turkey & chicken, cheese, and a little bit of sauteed onion to put inside. It was very filling!

Comment submitted: 2/12/2011 (#12110)



From sheldon22

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This rocks. I made it for my family and it was yummy.

Comment submitted: 1/22/2011 (#11971)



From anna

Dear guys this is very good. My name is anna. What is your name. I am 6. I have 2 sisters name is emma and katie.

Comment submitted: 12/4/2010 (#11659)



From briana

Adding water to an omelet will destroy the texture and "meatless" excellent choice in adding scallions and shredded cheese. by world famous briana dorvailaa

Comment submitted: 11/16/2010 (#11572)



From Bradwood

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Hey I'm 13 and always late and so this is great.

Comment submitted: 11/9/2010 (#11530)



From meatless

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

It was so good! Filling of choice: finely shredded Cheddar and chopped green onions.

Comment submitted: 10/15/2010 (#11393)



From darth

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I am at home alone... this is easy and very delicious! Quite easy...

Comment submitted: 10/11/2010 (#11370)



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