American omelet with ham


The American style omelet is the less fussy cousin of the French omelet. Add some eggs and whatever you have in your fridge, and in 5 minutes you will have the perfect breakfast meal.


2 – 3 eggs

2 tbs. of cold water

1 – 2 tsp. of margarine or butter

SPICES (optional – to taste)


grounded cumin

dried basil

 powdered garlic

chill powdered…


add anything you like: ham, mushrooms, cheddar cheese…

For this omelet, I used 4 pieces of thinly sliced pork ham.

NOTE: If you are making this omelet for one person it is best to use a non – stick pan with 15 cm diameter, but any pan you have will do.


1. Put the spices into a small cup.

2. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Then add two tbs of cold water into the bowl and spices. Now beat the eggs for about a minute, until they are thoroughly blended, like on the pictures.

3. Heat the pan on medium heat for a couple of minutes. When you feel that the pan is warm add butter/margarine and let it melt so it can coat the pan.

4.  When the butter/margarine has melted pour the egg mixture in the pan.

5. Gently shake the pan so the egg batter is evenly heated. The eggs will be a bit “runny” at this stage. When there is no runny mass add the preferred stuffing.

Now, flip one side of the omelet on the other side with a non-stick spatula so that you make a half-moon. Pour the omelet into a plate.

If you did everything like I said you should get something like this.

American omelet with ham
And there you have it one American omelet with ham

NOTE: You will hear the terms American and French omelet. They are basically the same thing, the difference is that the American omelet is fried longer than the French one, and less fussy since you making a half-moon shape instead of the classical omelet shape.

6. Enjoy

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