The perfect herb omelette

Recipe: The Perfect Herb Omelette


  • 3 fresh free-range eggs
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, basil, ]
  • marjoram
  • Bread, to serve


  1. Place the eggs in a bowl and lightly whisk to combine. Season with sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Place the butter and oil in an omelette pan or a small frying pan over medium-high heat (the oil prevents the butter from burning as the pan needs to be quite hot).
  3. When the butter starts to froth, add the egg mixture and, as the base begins to cook, use a fork to draw it aside and allow the uncooked egg to run beneath.
  4. Continue doing this until the omelette is set but still soft. Scatter the herbs on top, fold over one side of the omelette and carefully ease onto a plate.
  5. Serve with a glass of wine and some good bread.

Number of servings (yield): 1

Meal type: breakfast

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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