- eggs beaten until frothy, often combined with other ingredients, as herbs, chopped ham, cheese, or jelly, and cooked until set.
Origin of omelet
Examples from the Web for omelet
Failing to make an omelet hardly proves that omelets are illusory if nobody has been willing to break some eggs along the way.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process
Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon
September 25, 2013
He Said: I completely disagree, and I see both the ice cream cone scene and the omelet scene entirely differently.
That it plays out in such a domestic setting, in a kitchen and he demands that she make him an omelet, is telling as well.
Sen. Sherrod Brown knows which side his omelet is hot-sauced on.Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Takes Center Stage in Charlotte
September 5, 2012
He was eating an omelet, and had moved the bread off his plate.Mike Daisey: The Man Who Outed Apple’s Abysmal Labor Practices in China
March 16, 2012
Or you have no meat, then you have eggs, and what better than an omelet and such an omelet as the following?
If your omelet is to be sweet, before you fold it put in a layer of preserves.
The omelet should then be served with a rich gravy poured round it.The Skilful Cook
The 'Omelet' was bad enough, but I wrote it more as a joke than anything else.
The "Amulet," or the "Omelet," just as you like, was a financial success.
Word Origin and History for omelet
1610s, from French omelette (16c.), metathesis of alemette (14c.), from alemele "omelet," literally "blade (of a knife or sword)," probably a misdivision of la lemelle (mistaken as l'alemelle), from Latin lamella "thin, small plate," diminutive of lamina "plate, layer" (see laminate). The food so called from its flat shape. The proverb "you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs" (1859) translates French On ne saurait faire une omelette sans casser des oeufs. Middle English had hanonei "fried onions mixed with scrambled eggs" (mid-15c.).