The Omelet by Alton Brown
15 mins (prep 10, cooking 5)
5 ingredients
1 servings
From Food Network's Good Eats: Zen and the Art of Omelet. I remember Alton saying that besides a decent pan, a good silicon spatula was ideal for omelet making. Substitute another favorite fresh herb if you wish;-French tarragon, parsley, chervil, etc. My husband swears by this recipe. Makes one omelet, but there is plenty for two people to share. Here it is, virtually verbatim:

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , <-15-mins , easy , main-dish , breakfast , quick , low-carb , egg , low-in... , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , very-low-carbs ,
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  • 3 eggs, unshelled, warmed in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon room temperature butter, plus
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter (for finishing omelet)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh chives


Serving Size (8.89 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 53.01 Calories from Fat 54.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.0g 9.23%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 18.99%
Trans Fat 0.24g %
Cholesterol 15.9mg 5.3%
Sodium 47.54mg 1.98%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.06g 0.13%
Vitamin A 184.76IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.77mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pinch salt, chopped fresh chives


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