- In a medium bowl whisk together eggs and the water until combined but not frothy.
- In an 8-inch nonstick skillet melt half of the butter over medium-high heat just until a drop of water sizzles. (Or coat skillet with nonstick cooking spray.) Add half of the egg mixture (about 1/2 cup). (It should start to set immediately.)
- Using an inverted spatula, carefully push cooked portions at edges toward center so uncooked portions flow underneath, tilting pan as needed.
- When top is just set, spread about 1/2 cup of the Desired Filling over half of the omelet. Using spatula, fold omelet in half over filling. Quickly invert onto a plate. Repeat with remaining butter, egg mixture, and filling.
From the Test Kitchen
The Veg Filling
Combine 1/2 cup chopped tomato; 1/4 cup each chopped fresh mushrooms, chopped cooked broccoli, and sliced cooked asparagus; 2 Tbsp. shredded cheddar cheese (optional); and 1/4 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning. Makes enough for 2 omelets.
Per serving: 216 calories, 14 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 16 g total fat (7 g sat. fat), 387 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 2 g total sugar, 32% Vitamin A, 23% Vitamin C, 243 mg sodium, 6% calcium, 13% iron
Combine 1/4 cup each chopped fresh spinach and canned artichoke hearts, 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese (optional), and 1 Tbsp. chopped pitted Kalamata olives. Makes enough for 2 omelets.
Per Serving: 220 calories, 13 g protein, 4 g carbohydrate, 17 g total fat (7 g sat. fat), 397 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 21% Vitamin A, 2% Vitamin C, 486 mg sodium, 5% calcium, 10% iron
Sausage-Sweet Pepper Filling
Combine 1/4 cup each snipped fresh basil and cut-up roasted red sweet pepper; 1 link chopped Italian-flavor cooked chicken sausage; and, 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese (optional). Makes enough for 2 omelets.
Per Serving: 268 calories, 21 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 19 g total fat (8 g sat. fat), 420 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 32% Vitamin A, 18% Vitamin C, 506 mg sodium, 6% calcium, 14% iron
Choose a filling and mix together on a cutting board, then add half to each omelet.