Rip Torn's Omelet With Shrimp Filling

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Recipe: #37622

November 01, 2021


Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (774.3 g)
  • Calories 1210.2
  • Total Fat - 90.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 42 g
  • Cholesterol - 2125.4 mg
  • Sodium - 2563.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 2.2 g
  • Protein - 85.3 g
  • Calcium - 477.9 mg
  • Iron - 9.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1


Step 2

Separate yolks and whites.

Step 3

Beat yolks until thick, whites until stiff. Fold whites into yolks,

Step 4

Add seasonings.

Step 5

Heat 2 tbsps. butter in heavy skillet. When butter is sizzling but not brown, add eggs.

Step 6

As the eggs begin to set, reduce heat.

Step 7

As omelet cooks,

Step 8

Push back from the edges of the skillet, let the liquid foam run to edges, keep adding butter.

Step 9

Cook until golden brown on bottom but slightly runny on top.

Step 10

Remove from heat

Step 11

Loosen the edge of half the omelet from skillet with a spatula.

Step 12

Add filling, fold one half over the other. Turn upside down on a heated dish. Lightly brush top with absorbent paper to remove excess butter.

Step 13


Step 14

Melt butter over low heat

Step 15

Stir in flour.

Step 16

Stirring, cook 2 mins. over low flame. Add seasonings and gradually add cream and vermouth.

Step 17

Cook over low heat, stirring until sauce begins to thicken.

Step 18

Add dill, lemon juice and shrimp. Continue cooking over low heat until sauce thickens and shrimp are barely cooked.

Step 19

After filling omelet

Step 20

Garnish outside with a sprig of fresh dill.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the best flavor, use fresh shrimp for the filling instead of frozen.
  • Make sure to use light cream, not heavy cream, for the filling.

  • Substitute olive oil for butter for a healthier option. The benefit of this substitution is that olive oil is lower in saturated fat and cholesterol than butter, so it is a better choice for those looking to make a healthier version of this omelet.
  • Substitute almond milk for light cream for a vegan option. The benefit of this substitution is that almond milk is a plant-based alternative to light cream, making this recipe vegan-friendly.

Vegetarian Omelet Replace the shrimp filling with a filling of your choice, such as sautéed mushrooms, onions, and peppers. Omit the vermouth and use vegetable broth instead. Add fresh herbs of your choice to the filling.

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan: This simple side dish is the perfect accompaniment to Rip Torn's Omelet With Shrimp Filling. The asparagus is roasted to perfection and topped with Parmesan cheese for a salty, savory flavor that complements the creamy omelet perfectly.

Herbed Roasted Potatoes: These herbed roasted potatoes are a delicious and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with Rip Torn's Omelet With Shrimp Filling. The potatoes are roasted in olive oil and herbs, giving them a savory flavor that compliments the omelet's creamy texture. The potatoes also provide a nice crunchy texture that adds a nice contrast to the omelet.


Q: How do I make sure the omelet is cooked properly?

A: Make sure to reduce the heat as the omelet is cooking and push back from the edges of the skillet to allow the liquid foam to run to the edges. Add butter as needed. Cook until golden brown on the bottom and slightly runny on top.

Q: What ingredients do I need to make an omelet?

A: To make an omelet, you will need eggs, butter, salt, and pepper. You can also add other ingredients such as cheese, vegetables, and herbs for extra flavor.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Rip Torn is an American actor best known for his roles in Men in Black, Dodgeball, and The Larry Sanders Show. He was also a chef and created this omelet recipe.

Fun Fact 2: The recipe calls for dry vermouth, which is a type of fortified wine invented by Antonio Benedetto Carpano in Turin, Italy in 1786. It is a key ingredient in many classic cocktails like the Martini.