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Steamed Omelette: the tasty breakfast recipe for an omelette packed with protein

Total time: 25 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
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We love a good omelette for breakfast. It’s packed with protein, and so easy to customize it to your liking. Make it more nutritious by adding more veggies, or satisfy even the meat-eater by adding meaty options. This is an easy, quick omelette recipe to make a steamed omelette instead of making it in a pan. This means it’s healthier, and no butter or oil is necessary.

To make this deliciously soft and fluffy omelette, you only need three ingredients: eggs, milk, and salt. Could it be any easier? This is the recipe for you if you’re looking for a healthy breakfast alternative.

Tips For Making Fluffy Steamed Omelette

For a lighter omelette, use water instead of milk.

You can also make this in a Ziploc plastic bag. Press out as much air as possible before sealing the bag.

It’s important to separate the eggs first and whisk the egg whites until peaks form. Carefully folding this into the egg yolk mixture will ensure soft and fluffy omelets.

Steamed Omelette Variations

To make a filled steamed omelette, mix the filling ingredients with the egg before adding it to the Ziploc bag.

Feel free to any other veggies to this omelet—it’s a great way to empty the fridge while at the same time making it more nutritious. Add mushrooms, leeks, zucchini, bell peppers, red onions, sweetcorn, spinach, etc. If you’re using Swiss chard instead of baby spinach, make sure that you first cook the spinach until it’s wilted. Otherwise, it will release too much moisture and the omelet won’t set. Make sure to sauté all veggies beforehand, and cook until all the moisture is removed.

If you want to make it meatier, you can also add bacon, smoked salmon, cooked ground beef, chopped ham, or shredded rotisserie chicken.

For punchier flavors add fresh herbs like basil, oregano, cilantro, or parsley.

Use any cheese you have on hand—parmesan, Monterey Jack, feta cheese, cheddar, and mozzarella will all work.

How To Store Steamed Omelette

Leftover steamed omelette can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Make sure to store them in an airtight container so that they do not absorb any odors in your fridge.

You can also freeze them. Allow to cool, and wrap tightly in plastic wrap or airtight Ziploc bags. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you reheat the steamed omelettes, don’t heat them too quickly as the eggs might split. Rather use the microwave (50% heat), oven, or stovetop.

Ingredients
Eggs
3
Milk
200 ml (1 cup)
Salt
1 tsp

How To Steam An Omelette

Divide egg whites from egg yolks.

Beat egg whites well, add in egg yolks, milk, and salt. Whisk to combine.

Transfer mixture to a vacuum cooking bag.

Place the bags in a pot of boiling water.

Secure the bags to the rim of the pot with metal clips. Let it boil for about 7-10 minutes.

Remove from the plastic bag and serve.

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