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How to make the best omelet

must make omelet

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Preconceived notions.
Sorry, no one’s home.
This is awkward.

– from Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be: The Way We’ve Always Done It

If you’re a slave to tradition, look away now. There’s a microwave involved. Why stand over a skillet when you could be gazing into a microwave?

Actually, I’m game for whatever gets the best end result. Everyone looks forward to dinner when this omelet is on the menu. By everyone, I mean me. Still.

How to make the best omelet

How to make the best omelet


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk, any kind
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • Olive oil or butter for greasing plate


Whisk together egg, milk, and baking soda. I use a fork to beat the egg silly, but grab whatever is handy.

Grease a 5" square microwave safe plate. A round plate works fine too. Just make sure the plate has a raised edge.

Pour egg mixture onto plate. Microwave at full power for 1 minute (in a 1500 watt oven). Cook time will vary depending on how powerful your microwave is.

Sprinkle with cheese or the fillings of your dreams. Use a spoon to loosen omelet from plate and fold in half. Serve with a salad or sprinkle omelet with kale powder for a touch of greenery.


A good omelet supposedly has no browned parts. If you believe that, then the microwave is an egg’s best friend. Obviously.

Baking soda is one of my favorite secret ingredients. And it’s really great for perfect, fuss-free omelets.

How much is a pinch exactly? Four of my pinches equal 1/8 teaspoon.

easy way to make omelet



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