Basic Microwave French Omelet

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Quick Facts

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 2 min.
Cook Time: 2 min.
Total: 4 min.
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  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/3 cup filling, such as shredded cheddar cheese


  • Beat eggs, water, salt and pepper in small bowl until blended.
  • microwave butter in 9-inch glass pie plate on high until melted, about 30 seconds. Tilt plate to coat bottom evenly. Pour egg mixture into hot pie plate. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, leaving a small vent.
  • microwave on high 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 minutes. Do not stir.
  • when top is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, place filling on one half of the omelet. Fold omelet in half with turner; slide from pie plate onto serving plate. Serve immediately.
  • The secret of success. A tight cover is essential to achieve a tender, easily rolled or folded omelet in the microwave. It makes stirring unnecessary, and it traps steam, which promotes even cooking.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 177
  Calories from Fat 123 (69%)
(22%)Total Fat 14g
(30%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(144%)Cholesterol 433mg
(18%)Sodium 433mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(26%)Protein 13g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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