How to make great omelettes

An omelette may appear to be a simple dish to create, but it’s notoriously difficult to cook well. The pan needs to be at the right temperature, and if you’re not confident about turning your omelette over during cooking, you’ll have to double the amount of gas or electricity you use by heating the grill as well as the hob, so you can finish the top side by cooking it under the grill.

Many of us simply don’t bother making omelettes at home because of the amount of effort it involves, on top of which is the risk that you’ll end up with little more than scrambled eggs!

Luckily Sensio has a solution in the form of the Global Gourmet Home Omelette Maker which allows you to make perfect omelettes every time. Incidentally, the omelette maker also makes great scrambled eggs, poached eggs and fried eggs, making it a valuable (dare we say, essential) piece of kitchen equipment for egg lovers. As an added bonus, the plates in the omelette maker are a lot easier to wash up than a frying pan!

How to use the Sensio omelette maker

It’s really easy. Firstly, oil the non-stick plates, turn the omelette maker on and wait for it to get up to temperature - when it’s ready, the indicator light will switch off. While you’re waiting, whisk 1-2 eggs per person in a bowl and season to taste. Then add any fillings you want. Pour the mix into the non-stick compartments, close the lid and in 5-10 minutes you’ll be tucking into a delicious, fluffy omelette.

Omlette Maker

If you want to create extra fluffiness, separate the eggs and whisk the egg whites until they’re stiff. Then carefully fold in the yolks and any fillings and cook as before. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can begin to get really creative with your fillings.

When you’re feeling more adventurous, try out something a bit more gourmet. Here’s our favourite recipe which you can use to create a luxurious breakfast for a special someone or cook as part of a tapas selection. Bon appétit!

Smoked Salmon Frittata
Serves 2


  • Spray oil
  • 150g cooked baby new potatoes, sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g frozen peas, defrosted
  • 50g smoked salmon
  • Small sprig of fresh dill, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper



  1. Spray the plates with oil and preheat the omelette maker.
  2. Place the sliced potatoes evenly between the two plates.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add the peas, smoked salmon and the dill. Season with black pepper.
  4. Pour the mixture over the potatoes evenly and close the lid.
  5. Cook for 6-8 minutes until cooked through.