- 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 omelette
His Sunday-morning ritual was cutting them into little pieces and frying them crisp and then folding them into an omelette.Reichl’s Favorite Food Books
August 11, 2011
He could make an omelette or sew on a button with woman's skill.Melomaniacs
You cannot have an omelette without the sacrifice of an egg.The Island Mystery
George A. Birmingham
An omelette would be delicious, provided she could make one properly.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
Just at that moment Mistress Boris entered with a dish of omelette.Debts of Honor
The repast began with these, the fowls followed, and it was concluded with an omelette.No Surrender!
G. A. Henty
esp US omelet
- a savoury or sweet dish of beaten eggs cooked in fat
Word Origin and History for omelette
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.).