An omelet is a dish you might order for breakfast or brunch — it's kind of like a folded pancake made of beaten eggs, sometimes with the addition of vegetables, cheese, or meat. Yum.

A good omelet is a little bit fluffy, but firm enough to contain its filling. You cook an omelet by whisking eggs with a bit of water or milk and cooking them quickly over high heat without stirring. You can then fold the omelet in half to serve it. While the French word omelette was first used in the 1600s, the omelet itself may be more than two hundred years older than that. The Latin root, lamella, means "thin plate."

Definitions of omelet

n beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly

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firm omelet
eggs beaten with milk or cream and cooked until set
fluffy omelet
souffle-like omelet made by beating and adding the whites separately
egg foo yong, egg fu yung
omelet containing onions and celery and chopped meat or fish
French omelet
omelet cooked quickly and slid onto a plate
western omelet
a firm omelet that has diced ham and peppers and onions
Type of:
a particular item of prepared food

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