A delicious omelette is definitely a breakfast of champions, but all the flipping and folding can make it feel too time-consuming on busy mornings. Thankfully, British chef Jamie Oliver’s easy omelette recipe will get your eggs from the pan to the plate in about 45 seconds!
Oliver shared this simple recipe on his Instagram and quickly racked up more than a million views. He started by grabbing an 8-inch skillet and putting it on medium-high heat with a tablespoon of olive oil. (This pre-heating is one of the major keys to getting everything done in less than a minute.)
Next, he seamlessly cracked two eggs at once into a bowl, added a pinch of salt and pepper, and beat them well with a fork. You obviously don’t have to crack both eggs at the same time like him — but if you can pull it off, it will save you a second or two of cooking time.
Oliver then poured the beaten eggs into the pan and gave it a swirl to evenly spread them out in a thin layer. Once the eggs were mostly set with a slight runniness, he sprinkled in two tablespoons of grated cheddar cheese. Just before the cheese completely melted, he took the pan off the stove to allow the residual heat to finish cooking eggs. Taking a rubber spatula, he quickly folded the omelette without being too concerned about it looking perfect (it’s the taste that matters). Then, it was ready to enjoy!
“What you’ve done is create, potentially, the most amazing omelette in the world,” he said, serving it on a piece of toast. See how fast this classic breakfast dish comes together:
My go-to quick breakfasts are usually yogurt or cereal, so I decided to try changing things up with this recipe. I was also curious to see if it lived up to Oliver’s hype… and I can truly say that I was blown away by the results!
The omelette was slightly gooey on the inside thanks to the melted cheddar cheese and speedy cook time, which prevented the eggs from overcooking. Because I only filled it with cheese, its sharp flavor really took over the omelette. As someone who loves cheese, my tastebuds were in heaven.
Next time, I’ll try sprinkling in chopped bacon or fresh spinach to see if it cooks in under a minute with more fillings. Still, even if it does take a few extra seconds, I know it’ll be worth the wait.
This recipe is definitely a foolproof way to make sure you’re always eating a filling breakfast (also known as the most important meal of the day) even if you’re in a hurry!