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 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 Savvier viewers might wind up wondering about the waivers that allowed these people to be featured on camera or the teams of lawyers involved, but with Cohen, making an omelet requires breaking some eggs. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Borat' sequel somehow still manages to serve up audacious surprises," 21 Oct. 2020 The daily frittata is an omelet with an attitude, a fluffy concoction packed with ever changing ingredients — on one recent day, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, shallots and red peppers — wrapped in eggs from a nearby farm. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, "Hungry? Here are Arizona's best hidden gem restaurants outside of Phoenix," 21 Oct. 2020 With these little guys, your recipient will be able to whip up a single-serving dessert, cornbread or even an omelet with ease—particularly since Lodge has designed its handles for comfort. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "30 awesome gifts under $30 for everyone on your list," 20 Oct. 2020 Da Mandeville is a three-egg omelet with spinach, bacon, sausage, cheddar cheese, onions, green onions and remoulade and is served with fruit. Will Coviello,, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 These are terrific tossed with pasta and Parmesan cheese or puréed with stock and a splash of cream into a warming soup; fold them into an omelet, toss them onto pizza. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Give salad some substance with winter squash," 7 Oct. 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 28 Nov. 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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