How to Cook Eggs

How to Make an Omelet

Eggs, cheese, veggies, meat -- what can combine all of these ingredients in one dish and still come out tasting great? An omelet, of course! Read on for tips to make a perfect omelet.
  1. Beat 3 eggs, 1 tablespoon water, and salt and black pepper to taste with fork or wire whisk in small bowl.

  2. Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Pour egg mixture into skillet; cook until eggs begin to set. Gently lift up sides of omelet with spatula to allow liquid to run under bottom of omelet.

    Gently lift up sides of omelet with spatula when making an omelet.
    Gently lift up sides of
    omelet with spatula.
  3. When omelet is set, but not dry, and bottom is a light golden brown, remove from heat. Place filling over 1/2 of omelet. Gently fold omelet in half with spatula. Transfer to serving plate. 
Learn about other common ways to cook eggs, including poaching and soft boiling, on the next page.

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