I'm calling this an 'Italian' omelet for a couple reasons. First, I used olive oil instead of butter and, second, I cooked the eggs quickly in a hot pan, letting them get a little golden-brown. The traditional French omelets are thicker and cooked much more gently.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 omelet
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, swirling oil to coat the skillet. Pour eggs into hot skillet; eggs will bubble and firm immediately.

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  • Lift cooked edges of the omelet with a rubber spatula and tilt the skillet so that the uncooked egg runs underneath the lifted edge. Continue cooking, lifting edges and tilting the skillet, until omelet is almost completely set, 1 to 2 minutes total cooking time; remove from heat. Spread out any runny egg evenly on the top of the omelet with a rubber spatula.

  • Sprinkle goat cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons chives, sea salt, and black pepper over omelet. Gently lift one edge and fold 1/3 of the omelet into the center over the cheese and chives. Fold the opposite 1/3 of the omelet into the center. Slide omelet to the edge of the skillet and flip, folded side down, onto a plate. Top with remaining chives.

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; protein 20.5g 41% DV; carbohydrates 1.4g 1% DV; fat 44g 68% DV; cholesterol 563.6mg 188% DV; sodium 567mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2015
It was amazing possibly the best omelet I have ever had I added a little bit more cheese and substituted the chives with Basel and thyme It was delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2016
I always try a Chef John recipe. Usually like them very much. This one was kind of average. Read More
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
It was amazing possibly the best omelet I have ever had I added a little bit more cheese and substituted the chives with Basel and thyme It was delicious. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2014
Extra virgin olive oil, garden fresh chives, feta cheese, sea salt, pepper. Oh man! Delicious! Thanks Chef John! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2014
This omelette was awesome and so delicious. Tender, creamy, eggy and divine. I followed Chef John's directions exactly. My family ate it all up and begged for more. I'll make this again and again. Love, love, lov ed it! French goat cheese really made it extra special. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
I Loved it! However I did put Bacon Peppers and onions on. i really liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2015
Best omelette I've ever had! Didn't have any chives so I used basil and parsley. Really fluffy and easy to make. Tip: for a little kick add some Himalayan salt to the finished thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2016
Excellent dish and unique technique. Feta works well. Easy to make and barely any cleanup. Nicely done Chef John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2016
Made it as instructed - just wish I had used more chives. Loved this will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2016
So simple and delicious! I usually make thicker omelets in a smaller pan and this was a nice change. I sprayed my pan with olive oil spray and added a lump of Kerrygold butter. Will definitely make again maybe even tomorrow morning! Thanks Chef John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2015
Delicious! Only thing I will change next time is using a tiny bit less of olive oil. Maybe I'll add in a few pieces of ham! Thanks for the recipe!:D Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2016
I always try a Chef John recipe. Usually like them very much. This one was kind of average. Read More