Lessons > How to Make an Omelet

★★★★★ (70)

Lesson Overview

The omelet is one of the fancier ways one can enjoy eggs. For many, it’s a Sunday brunch favorite where they can watch a chef make it right before their eyes. Served plain and simple, or filled with your favorite ingredients like a cheese omelet, a perfectly-cooked omelet can be a sublime eating experience.

In the professional cooking world and in culinary schools, the ability to make a perfect omelet is also a sign of a well-trained chef. The great thing though is that while it does take a bit of practice, making a great omelet is within everyone’s reach.

This lesson will guide you through the process of making impressive omelets whether they are plain, filled with various ingredients or made with egg whites. Omelets are delicious for breakfast, especially when served along side some golden-fried hash browns; however, if served with a nice light salad, they also make for a quick and nutritious lunch or dinner.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • identify the proper omelet pan to use for making an omelet
  • identify the key indicators to look for at each stage when making the omelet
  • roll an omelet out of pan and onto a plate
  • know when and how to add various ingredients
  • know how to make an egg white omelet

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Make an Omelet 2 mins
Not Started
2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
Not Started
3. Pans for Making Omelets 20 mins
Not Started
4. How to Make an Omelet 20 mins
Not Started
5. Adding Ingredients to Omelets 20 mins
Not Started
6. How to make an Egg White Omelet 20 mins
Not Started
7. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
Not Started
Finish Line 1 hr 39 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

Prerequisites & Related Lessons

Please consider these additional lessons to support your learning and discovery. Some of these lessons are prerequisites that may help contextualize what you are learning and form a baseline of knowledge and skill. Other lessons are related and may help you explore next steps or dive deeper on a learning topic.
Thumbnail eggs   anatomy  boiling   scrambling

Eggs | Anatomy, Boiling & Scrambling

7 Tasks | 10 Videos | 2 Recipes | 2 hrs

★★★★★ (94)

Thumbnail eggs   frying  basting   poaching

Eggs | Frying, Basting & Poaching

6 Tasks | 15 Videos | 5 Recipes | 1 hr 40 mins

★★★★★ (61)

Thumbnail how to steam eggs 2

How to Steam Eggs

5 Tasks | 3 Videos | 4 Recipes | 43 mins

★★★★★ (25)

Students

10,357 students from beginner to advanced have completed this lesson from 76 countries.