Towards the Ideal Two-Minute Omelet

Lekue Omelet

Product Reviewed:
Lékué Omelet Cooker

Eggs are a versatile food and such an inexpensive source of high-quality protein that I often recommend them to my clients. I, too, have cracked quite a few eggs of the years, but no matter how I intended to cook them, they always seemed to come out scrambled (“handy in the kitchen” is not a phrase anyone would use to describe me). So I was excited to try the Lékué Omelet Cooker, which is made of platinum silicone and is non-stick, BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. After reading the instructions — which are in step-by-step format, translated into 11 languages — I felt very confident that even I could create a delicious omelet for dinner in about two minutes.

The instructions are highly specific to an 800-watt microwave. My microwave (purchased in 1999) has watts unknown, so I needed to do some experimenting. I followed the pictures and the cook time as directed. I watched through the microwave window as the beaten eggs puffed up during the first phase of the cooking. I was really excited about the possibilities before me. Quite suddenly, the omelet shrank back and I flipped it at the appointed time. Be careful of escaping steam when you remove your omelet.

I’m still getting the hang of it, but by adjusting the cooking time and technique, I am getting closer to an ideal omelet.

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Nadine Pazder
Nadine Pazder, LDN, RD, lives in Florida and has been in her current position as outpatient dietitian in Clearwater for the past 20 years. She also facilitates diabetes prevention groups for the YMCA in Pinellas County. Connect with her on her blog, How About Them Apples, or on Twitter.