Basic Microwave French Omelet

Basic Microwave French Omelet: Main Image
From: American Egg Board

Quick Facts

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 2 min.
Total: 7 min.
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  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or other filling of your choice)


  • 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 for 1 1/2–2 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 spatula; slide from pie plate onto serving plate. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 315
  Calories from Fat 228 (72%)
(39%)Total Fat 25g
(66%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(141%)Cholesterol 422mg
(27%)Sodium 649mg
(4%)Potassium 157mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(41%)Protein 20g
* 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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