You don’t need to be a chef to make a gorgeous omelette! This easy French style omelette is a delicious paleo and GAPS-friendly treat that’s sure to become a favorite.
Easy does it.
It might sound strange coming from someone who writes a food blog, but I’m generally not super adventurous in the kitchen. I enjoy coming up with new desserts and meal combos, but I don’t venture out much past normal foods. Whatever those are…
I make a lot of fish, a lot of meatballs, a lot of homemade mac ‘n cheese for my
hubby kids. But I don’t really do gourmet stuff. I’m all about easy.
Maybe you don’t consider omelettes gourmet, but up until a few months ago I certainly did. So gourmet that I’d never even attempted making one!
But, thanks to the GAPS diet, I’m pushin’ all boundaries. Just kidding. I really just got tired of eating boiled or scrambled eggs. Even so, I never would’ve ventured out into the area of such a complicated thing as a French omelette if it hadn’t been for my hubby’s addiction to youtube foodie videos.
A new addiction.
I’m totally serious. When we sit down on the couch after the kids are in bed it’s not me who wants to watch Binging with Babish or Byron Talbott’s channel. One night we happened to be watching some guy making a French omelette. He made it look soooo easy that I knew I had to give it a try.
My first attempt was a flop, but I didn’t give up and the next try was so delicious I was hooked. I knew I had to share it with you all! So here you go, my version of an easy French style omelette. And it really is easy.
If you wanna go all French you can use gobs of butter, but being on the GAPS diet I’m trying to keep my unfermented/cultured dairy to a minimum, so I opt with coconut oil for my cooking fat.
You might also enjoy these delicious GAPS-friendly foods…
- Homemade Yogurt in the Instant Pot
- Easy Squash Custard
- 2-Ingredient Mango Nice Cream
- Easy Homemade Pickle Chips
- Eye of Round Roast in the Instant Pot
- 3-Ingredient Cabbage Steaks
- Banana Avocado Mint Muffins
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Easy French Style Omelette
Free of grain, gluten, dairy, and sugar.
- 1-2 eggs, as fresh as you can get them, and/or organic
- 1-2 tablespoons filtered water (1 tablespoon per egg)
- sea salt
- optional garlic powder, freshly ground pepper, sour cream, chives
- 2-4 tablespoons coconut oil or butter (2 tablespoons per egg)
Preheat a small cast iron skillet over medium heat.
In a bowl, whisk the egg(s), water, and salt until smooth and uniform in color.
Pour oil into hot skillet, then pour in eggs. When the the eggs are no longer shiny on the sides, start folding the omelette up from one edge to the other. It’s helpful to use a small pancake flipper and a fork.
Once the omelette is all rolled up, transfer it to a plate. Top with whatever you like on your eggs, or eat it plain.
This omelette is so fluffy and perfect! My youngest would LOVE this, my husband would too. I’ve always been so nervous about making them, but this makes it seem very easy. I’m going to try making it for my family.
I’m sure you’ll be great at it, Emily! 😉 Enjoy!
Yum! I want this right now!!
Haha! Do it!
So simple and beautiful. Love a good omelette!
Thank you, Linda! I love their simplicity, too.
I wish I had this for breakfast today….it looks so good.
Haha. Well, lunch, maybe? 😉
I didn’t know these were called “French Style.” Looks like I was being all fancy without even trying. Lol
Baha! I guess you win, then! 😉