Almost Egg White Omelet with Fresh Herbs

Almost Egg White Omelet with Fresh Herbs

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Total: 12 min
  • Serving: Makes 1 omelet

This omelet is primarily made with egg whites yet includes a whole egg for some richness and flavor. Serve garnished with finely chopped fresh herbs.


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chervil, or chives, plus more to garnish


  1. Put the egg whites, egg, milk, salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk until the mixture is frothy.
  2. Place the butter into a large sauté pan or a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter begins to foam, add the egg mixture and rotate the pan to distribute the egg.
  3. After about 3 minutes, and once the eggs have just set, sprinkle with the fresh herbs and then carefully fold the omelet in half. Cook the omelet for an additional 1-1/2 minutes over medium-low heat and then serve immediately garnished with additional herbs.


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