Herb Omelet

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"Use whatever herbs are available. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (May 1991)"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (193 g)
  • Calories 311.5
  • Total Fat - 23.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 626.1 mg
  • Sodium - 300.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 21.4 g
  • Calcium - 108.1 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl whisk together the eggs and water; season with salt and pepper. stir in herbs (-thyme).

Step 2

Melt 2 teaspoons butter in an 8 inch omelet pan or use a small heavy skillet.

Step 3

Add half the egg mixture and stir briefly. Let eggs begin to set around the edges. Lift edges and tilt the pan, letting uncooked portion flow under the cooked eggs. Cook until eggs are almost set but still moist (under a minute). Using a spatula as an aid, roll 1/3 of melt to center; tilt pan; slide omelet onto plate while folding over second 1/3.

Step 4

Make second omelet with the remaining ingredients.

Step 5

Garnish with chives or other herbs and serve.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


This herb omelet recipe is easy to prepare and makes a great breakfast or brunch dish. It is full of flavor from the fresh herbs and it turned out so fluffy. I did use fresh chives, parsley, thyme in this recipe. I did not have the tarragon so I used basil instead.


review by:
(24 Apr 2023)


This made for a delicious light brunch with a salad on the side. I used two eggs and fresh herbs of parsley, garlic chives and savoury thyme and thoroughly enjoyed especially as it was so quick and easy as it needed to be a quick brunch instead of full on and relaxing. Thank you ellie, made for For Your Consideration Tag Game at FF&F.


review by:
(17 Aug 2021)


I love fresh herbs with eggs - this really hit the spot. It is a simple tasty omelet just the way an omelet is meant to be. Perfect Sunday Brunch


review by:
(22 May 2016)

dienia b

we love herb omelets and this did not disappoint good one


review by:
(17 May 2016)

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