om·​e·​let | \ ˈäm-lət How to pronounce omelet (audio) , ˈä-mə- \
variants: or omelette

Definition of omelet

: beaten eggs cooked without stirring until set and served folded in half Her omelet had a filling of cheese, peppers, and meat.

Examples of omelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Huevosdilla is a breakfast quesadilla packed with two-egg omelet with diced bacon, crumbled andouille sausage, pepper-jack cheese, jalapeno and a little roasted red pepper. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Buckeye Beer Engine: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 2 Nov. 2019 Authentic eats from my childhood include the egg foo young sandwiches my mother packed in my school lunches — a mini omelet with a Kraft single between two slices of bread. Melissa Hung,, "When comfort food means a heaping plate of Tex-Mex," 31 Oct. 2019 Choices included wild berry granola, Bircher muesli, fruit salad and an apple Danish, as well as egg with smoky bacon, poached eggs and ancient grains, or an egg white omelet with balsamic herb tomatoes, kale and portobello mushrooms. Los Angeles Times, "How many meals were served on that 19-hour flight? Fewer than you’d think," 23 Oct. 2019 But breakfast for her is typically a classic American protein bomb: egg and cheese omelet with sausage., "How nutrition research is helping young gymnasts and figure skaters stay healthy - The Boston Globe," 28 Sep. 2019 Order the figure-friendly egg white omelet or the heartier Brioche French Toast, featuring Nutella crema and hazelnut crumble and the pork belly benedict. John-john Williams Iv,, "Where you can find Baltimore’s bougiest brunches," 9 July 2019 Photo: Aurelien Meunier for The Wall Street Journal The Diet Blueberries and blackberries are a breakfast staple, complemented by oatmeal or an egg white omelet. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "How Tennis Star Reilly Opelka Bounced Back From Injury," 30 June 2019 That means avoiding sugary treats like waffles, pancakes, muffins and danishes in favor of a veggie omelet with a side of whole-grain toast or berries. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer,, "Experts Share Their Best Tips on How to Avoid Vacation Weight Gain," 6 June 2019 On medium heat, melt 1 teaspoon unsalted butter in 6–7 inch crepe, omelet, or non-stick pan. Eric Velasco, al, "How to make crepes at home," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of omelet

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for omelet

French omelette, alteration of Middle French amelette, alemette, alteration of alemelle thin plate, ultimately from Latin lamella, diminutive of lamina

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The first known use of omelet was circa 1611

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15 Jan 2020

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“Omelet.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of omelet

: a dish made from eggs that are mixed together, cooked without stirring, and served folded in half often with a filling of cheese, vegetables, or meat


variants: or omelette \ ˈäm-​lət , ˈä-​mə-​lət \

Kids Definition of omelet

: beaten eggs cooked without stirring until firm and folded in half often with a filling

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