omelet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n omelet beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An ostrich egg can make approx. eleven and a half omelets.
    • n omelet (Cookery) A dish consisting of eggs beaten up with a little flour, etc., and cooked in a frying pan until just set into a semisolid consistency; it may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly; as, a plain omelet . When additional ingredients are mixed in, the names of the ingredients may be mentioned in the name of the omelet; as, a ham and cheese omelet; a bacon and cheese omelet
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n omelet A dish consisting of eggs beaten lightly, with the addition of milk, salt, and sometimes a little flour; it is browned in a buttered pan on the top of the stove. Omelets are some-times prepared with cheese, ham, parsley, jelly, fish, or other additions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Omelet om′e-let a pancake chiefly of eggs, beaten up with flour, &c., and fried in a pan.
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Quotations

  • Hilaire Belloc
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    “Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.”
  • Vadim Bakatin
    Vadim Bakatin
    “Making capitalism out of socialism is like making eggs out of an omelet.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. omelette, OF. amelette, alumete, alumelle, perh. fr. L. lamella,. Cf. Lamella
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. amelette (Fr. omelette), which through the form alemette is traced to alemelle, the O. Fr. form of Fr. alumelle, a thin plate, a corr. of lemelle—L. lamella, lamina, a thin plate.

Usage

In literature:

There wasn't much left except the omelet, and no one wanted that.
"Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
Let me give you some of this omelet.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
Put one teaspoon butter into a small omelet pan.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
Peanut omelet is a delicious way to serve nuts.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Now of course that wa'n't any way to serve hot omelet to a stranger, no matter how annoyed you was.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
When partly brown, fold into omelet shape in one side of pan.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Does an omelet appear whenever three eggs are broken?
"The Will to Believe" by William James
He made a grateful farewell to the omelets and kidneys, and escaped.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Shame that, preserved through such dangers, we should murmur at an omelet the less!
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
Lettuce salad with omelet, stewed prunes or cranberries.
"Food for the Traveler" by Dora Cathrine Cristine Liebel Roper
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In news:

Which DC Top Chef Contestant Got Kicked Off for an Omelet .
Do you cook omelets at home.
I cooked an omelet every day for the next month.
According to Storen, the omelets are new this year and players can get " omelets , pancakes, whatever you want.".
Consider this a formal request for an omelet station in the Nats press room.
Pastel Omelet with Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Fresh Herbs.
Ultra-thin omelets simulate crepes to make this spectacular appetizer.
Never Fail Omelet Easy to serve a crowd with an oven omelet August 1, 2011.
To help inspire your next omelet , we asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite filling combinations.
Here are our 50 favorites to inspire your next omelet -making endeavor.
Bare shelves and a bachelor's will to improvise gave birth to an Omelet Supreme.
Omelette aux Herbes (Spinach Omelet With Herbs).
A Mr $5 Specialty Omelet .
Make a restaurant-style omelet with Anthony Chinaglia.
Making a restaurant-style omelet at home can be simple and fun.
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