How do I turn an omelet?

How do I turn an omelet that has a filling in it? Most of the time it turns like a scrambled egg with the egg portion all breaking up.

Submitted by hsaldanha

It sounds like the egg mixture for you omelet might be a little too thick--either you need a larger pan so the egg has room to spread or you need to use fewer eggs. Here are some tricks for making the perfect omelet:

  • Use an 8- to 10-inch nonstick omelet pan for a two-egg omelet. It has sloped sides to help you slide out the finished omelet.
  • Coat the omelet pan with nonstick cooking spray or melt butter in the pan. Heat pan until a drop of water sizzles.
  • Cook the omelet over medium heat. As the eggs set, lift their edge with a spatula to allow the uncooked egg on the top to flow underneath.
  • When the eggs are set but still shiny, spoon filling ingredients across center of omelet. Fold sides of omelet over filling and slide omelet from pan.
Answered by BHGFood