Basic Microwave French Omelet

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

    Yields: 1 serving

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1 of recipe

    Calories: 322

    Total fat: 25 g
    Saturated fat: 12 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 5 g

    Cholesterol: 415 mg
    Sodium: 701 mg
    Carbohydrates: 2 g
    Fiber: 0 g
    Sugar: 0 g
    Protein: 22 g
    Vitamin A: 193 mcg
    Vitamin D: 2 mcg
    Folate: 47 mcg
    Choline: 295 mg
    Calcium: 321 mg
    Iron: 2 mg
    Potassium: 139 mg

    This recipe is an excellent source of choline, protein and vitamin A, and a good source of folate and vitamin D.


  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 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 two-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.