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)
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Rating (out of 5):  

Very fast and perfect for something you need to eat quick before you take the train to work. I sprinkle some Gouda in if I have the spare time.

Comment submitted: 1/9/2020 (#20898)

From meatball
Rating (out of 5):  

Bacon goes well with this!

Comment submitted: 6/21/2019 (#20795)

From Mr. H.B.
Rating (out of 5):  

This was my first ever made omelette and my family loved it. Thanks for the recipe, much appreciate it!

Comment submitted: 7/17/2018 (#20598)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom gralan (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I added a parmesan-romano mix, with herbs. Loved it!

Comment submitted: 1/20/2017 (#20179)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom loveeggs (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Love this omelettes with the chives inside. Simple and elegant.

Comment submitted: 6/2/2016 (#19958)

From S. Bell
Rating (out of 5):  

Amazing awesome omelet!

Comment submitted: 9/27/2015 (#19570)

From A.M.
Rating (out of 5):  

It was really yummy. Just takes a bit more than 40 seconds. Otherwise it's great.

Comment submitted: 2/16/2015 (#19271)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom harrymitchell29 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Good recipe.

Comment submitted: 2/8/2015 (#19254)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom chambersbre (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Very, very cool!

Comment submitted: 11/25/2014 (#19124)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom 310Nanny (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I used spinach, feta cheese and sauteed green onions... so good!

Comment submitted: 9/24/2014 (#19012)

From Nikanor
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
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
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)
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
Rating (out of 5):  

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

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

From Toriko
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)

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