Cooking an omelet doesn't have to be complicated. With these French omelet recipes, you can customize your omelet any way you want. Try all of our favorite variations, including cheese, mushroom, and Denver omelets.
In a small bowl, combine two eggs (or four egg whites) with 2 tablespoons of water. Add salt and pepper to taste. Using a fork, beat until combined but not frothy. Meanwhile, heat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Add egg mixture to the skillet, and reduce heat to medium.
Immediately begin stirring eggs gently but continuously with a heat-resistant spatula. Stir until mixture resembles small pieces of cooked egg surrounded by liquid egg. Stop stirring and cook 30 to 60 seconds more, or until eggs are set.
Add desired filling (such as cheese, mushrooms, spinach, ham, or onions). With a spatula, lift and fold an edge of the omelet about a third of the way toward the center. Fold the opposite omelet edge toward the center and transfer to a warm plate.