A classic French omelet is pale on the outside (no browning at all) and creamy—ever so slightly undercooked inside. Although it’s a simple egg dish, you do have to pay attention to a few key steps to get it just right. With our basic recipe and step-by-step photos, you’ll be on your way to delicious results in no time.
Step by step to the perfect omelet
Cook until just set around the edge.
Turn off the heat as soon as the bottom has set.
Sprinkle the cheese down the middle.
Fold one-third of the omelet toward the center.
Fold again and flip onto a plate.
The simple utensils needed for omelets are essential to any well-stocked kitchen:
• 8-inch nonstick skillet
• silicone spatula