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Basic Soufflé Omelet

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 30 min.
For a sweet soufflé omelet, substitute a pinch of sugar for the salt. Fill with preserves or fruit. Top with powdered sugar or dessert sauce.


  • 4 eggs, at room temperature, separated
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (or lemon juice)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp butter (or vegetable oil)


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Combine egg whites, water, and cream of tartar in large mixer bowl. Beat on high speed until stiff but not dry, just until whites no longer slip when bowl is tilted.
  • Beat egg yolks and salt in small mixer bowl on high speed until thick and lemon-colored. Gently but thoroughly fold yolks into whites.
  • Heat butter in 10-inch nonstick omelet pan or skillet with oven-proof handle over medium-high heat until hot. Pour in egg mixture; gently smooth surface. Reduce heat to medium. Cook until omelet is puffed and lightly browned on bottom, about 5 minutes (lift omelet at edge with spatula to judge color).
  • Place pan in 350°F oven. Bake until knife inserted halfway between center and outer edge comes out clean, 10–12 minutes. Loosen omelet edge with spatula. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 74
  Calories from Fat 49 (66%)
(8%)Total Fat 5g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(63%)Cholesterol 189mg
(9%)Sodium 208mg
(3%)Potassium 121mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(11%)Protein 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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