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.

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Recent Examples on the Web At Detroit One Coney, near Detroit's midtown area, where Angelo Brown, of southwest Detroit, ate an Albanian omelet. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan restaurants reopen for indoor dining to grateful, wary guests," 1 Feb. 2021 Simple yet delicious, this omelet is elegant enough for dinner, and easy enough for breakfast or brunch. Taylor Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Classic Omelet and Greens," 22 Dec. 2020 Toss spinach with vinaigrette and serve with omelet. Taylor Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Classic Omelet and Greens," 22 Dec. 2020 Or Khai Jiao, an ultralight and fluffy Thai omelet that’s served on a pile of (drumroll) rice. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, "These 27 Rice Bowl Recipes Are Our Weeknight Saviors," 2 Dec. 2020 Bon Temps is an omelet filled with crawfish etouffee and served with toast or a biscuit. Will Coviello,, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 Scatter a quarter of the orange pieces over half the omelet and fold the other half over to cover the orange. Richard Vines,, "Orange Souffle Omelet Simple Recipe by Pierre Koffmann," 31 Oct. 2020 This smart recipe, from Netflix star and cookbook author Nadiya Hussain, spins a wrap and an omelet into one neat package. Washington Post, "Shareable recipes for socially distant gatherings, including empanadas, slab pies and quesadillas," 4 Nov. 2020 This is one of the few options that comes with its own omelet tray that Maxi-Matic attests creates fluffy omelets. Popular Science, "Handy devices to cook your eggs quickly," 2 Nov. 2020

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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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“Omelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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