om·e·let | \ ˈäm-lət , 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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Cantina Laredo Moms can indulge in a modern Mexican midday meal at this River North spot with brunch dishes ranging from chicken fajita omelets to huevos rancheros to chilaquiles. Christen A. Johnson,, "25 Mother's Day brunch spots to wine and dine mom," 30 Apr. 2018 Few legal strokes would be as disruptive, yet fully avoidable, as trying to unscramble the Obergefell omelet. Walter Olson, WSJ, "Gay Marriage Is Here to Stay, Even With a Conservative Court," 8 July 2018 Items include omelet and Benedict stations, French toast, Brandt beef hash, biscuits and gravy, a dessert buffet and a few Mexican items for former fans of La Paloma. Pam Kragen,, "Vista's new Wildwood filling niche with music, Creole-inspired cuisine," 25 Apr. 2018 Nutrition science has come a long way since the heyday of egg white omelets, and much of the traditional advice about saturated fat and cholesterol wasn’t based upon good science to begin with. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "I Ate 3 Eggs Every Single Morning For A Week—Here’s What I Learned," 30 Mar. 2017 Belgian waffles are served with maple butter and seasonal fruit, and three-egg omelets are customizable with choices of meat, cheese and vegetables. Leeanne Griffin,, "Manchester's Angry Egg: 'Come Hangry, Leave Happy'," 11 June 2018 And no group in the study ate more than one egg a day on average, so the findings aren’t exactly an endorsement of a daily three-egg omelet at your local diner. Amanda Macmillan,, "Is It Really Okay to Eat Eggs Every Day?," 22 May 2018 Cooking a proper omelet is considered the ultimate test of a chef. Jen Murphy, Condé Nast Traveler, "You Can Now Learn To Cook at Julia Child's Provençal Home," 26 Apr. 2018 Price range: Weekend breakfast items include skillets for $8 and $9, eggs and omelets from $6-$9, breakfast pizza for $17 and $23, biscuit and gravy for $6.50 and breakfast sliders for $8. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Lake County News-Sun, "Get giant mozzerella sticks at Sweet Melissa's," 3 July 2018

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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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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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