Basic Microwave French Omelet

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  • Ingredients
    2 EGGS
    2 tbsp. water
    1/8 salt salt
    Dash pepper pepper
    1 tsp. butter
    1/3 to 1/2 cup filling, such as shredded cheese, finely chopped ham

    Yields: 1 serving

  • Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    Calories: 177

    Total Fat: 13 g
    Saturated fat: 6 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 5 g

    Cholesterol: 382 mg
    Sodium: 434 mg
    Carbohydrates: 1 g
    Dietary Fiber: 0 g
    Protein: 13 g
    Vitamin A: 658.7 IU
    Vitamin D: 84.8 IU
    Folate: 47.2 mcg
    Calcium: 58.8 mg
    Iron: 1.8 mg
    Choline: 252 mg


  1. BEAT eggs, water, salt and pepper in small bowl until blended.

  2. MICROWAVE butter in 9-inch glass pie plate on HIGH until melted, about 15 seconds. TILT plate to coat bottom evenly. POUR egg mixture into hot pie plate. COVER TIGHTLY with plastic wrap, leaving a small vent.

  3. MICROWAVE on HIGH 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 minutes. Do not stir.

  4. When top is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, PLACE filling on one half of the omelet. FOLD omelet in half with turner; SLIDE from pie plate onto serving plate. SERVE immediately.

Insider Info

A quick and easy microwave egg breakfast. Fill this fluffy French omelet with your favorite meats, cheeses or vegetables.

The secret of success. A tight cover is essential to achieve a tender, easily rolled or folded omelet in the microwave. It makes stirring unnecessary, and it traps steam, which promotes even cooking.

Prepare filling first. Omelets cook so quickly, any fillings should be ready to go before starting the eggs. Plan on 1/3 to 1/2 cup filling per 2-egg omelet. Raw foods should be cooked. Refrigerated foods should be heated. Shredded cheese and room temperature foods, such as jams and jellies are fine as is. Pieces should be small to prevent tearing the omelet when it’s folded.

Microwave ovens vary. Cook times may need to be adjusted.