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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a cheese omelette
▪ Lunch was a cheese omelette with salad.
▪ Down with the excuse-seekers Governments argue that they can not make a development omelette without breaking heads.
▪ If I make an omelette of your eggs or a statue out of your block of marble, that is conversion.
▪ Then he decided to make himself an omelette.
▪ If you don't mind, I will go and make myself an omelette.
▪ Ward makes omelettes in the small not quite upright kitchen before she goes to work.
▪ All that admitted, you don't make omelettes by stopping people from eating steak.
▪ The noise of the bell makes an omelette of his brains.
▪ At ten, she made omelettes.
▪ Cramped wooden benches, a friendly welcome for regulars and improbably large plates of home-made pies, omelettes, grills and chips.
▪ Crawfish omelette Cajun omelettes are more like scrambled eggs.
▪ For the less adventurous there are always omelettes or chips.
▪ I ate rolls and an omelette and washed them down with coffee.
▪ If I make an omelette of your eggs or a statue out of your block of marble, that is conversion.
▪ Suppose that the goal is a mushroom omelette.
▪ We ate a pair of greasy omelettes at a restaurant overlooking the water, then drove around the edge of the lake.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

omelet \om"e*let\, omelette \om"e*lette\, n. [F. omelette, OF. amelette, alumete, alumelle, perh. fr. L. lamella. Cf. Lamella.] (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

western omelet an omelet containing chopped pieces of ham, onion, and green peppers.


n. A dish made with beaten eggs cooked in a frying pan without stirring, flipped over to cook on both sides, and sometimes filled or topped with cheese, chives or other foodstuffs


n. beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly [syn: omelet]


In cuisine, an omelette or omelet is a dish made from beaten eggs quickly fried with butter or oil in a frying pan (without stirring as in scrambled egg). It is quite common for the omelette to be folded around a filling such as cheese, chives, vegetables, meat (often ham or bacon), or some combination of the above. To obtain a fluffy texture, whole eggs or sometimes only egg whites are beaten with a small amount of milk or cream, or even water, the idea being to have "bubbles" of water vapour trapped within the rapidly cooked egg.

Usage examples of "omelette".

I want bread and cheese, an omelette, a couple of beef cutlets, and a drink of Chian wine at once!

By twisting his head he could see it all laid out on the table beside his bed--a good meal it looked--cold ham and galantine, an omelette, a salad, cheese and a small decanter of red wine.

I had walked for more than three leagues when hunger and weariness made me stop at a village inn, where I had an omelette cooked.

This period of the omelette aux rognons and the poulet saute, while her sole surviving parent, her fourth, fairly chattered to her governess, left Maisie rather wondering if her governess would hold out.

Comte de la Roche had just finished dejeuner, consisting of an omelette fines herbes, an entrecote Bearnaise, and a Savarin au Rhum.

Sitting at a small table, with a white cloth, among the half-dozen American soldiers who, having long finished their lunch, were playing cards and dominoes, they ordered bread-soup, an omelette, white wine, brille cheese and their own ration of bully beef which they had brought in tins to be fried with onions.

The butter round the omelette was bubbling in the dish, the brille had had its red rind removed and replaced by fried breadcrumbs, the white wine was light and sweet, and with the coffee afterwards they were given as much sugar as they wished.

She did her hair and her face and went downstairs to join the family for kqffietafel, and ate her bread and cold meat and cheese and omelette with a healthy appetite which called forth delighted surprise from Mevrouw Van Minn en, who had thought she had looked too delicate to do more than peck at her food.

Yet in the indulgence of a propensity so truly classical, it is not to be supposed that the restaurateur would lose sight of that intuitive discrimination which was wont to characterize, at one and the same time, his essais and his omelettes.

The second course presented Arabella with an even more bewildering choice, for there was, besides the baskets of pastry, a Rhenish cream, a jelly, a Savoy cake, a dish of salsify fried in butter, an omelette, and some anchovy toast.

She made the omelette for me and I told her about Buttonhook, and the difficult moment passed.

Comte de la Roche had just finished dejeuner, consisting of an omelette fines herbes, an entrecote Bearnaise, and a Savarin au Rhum.

When these had been dispatched for steak, for broiled white-fish of the lakes,--noblest and delicatest of the fish that swim,--for broiled chicken, for fried potatoes, for mums, for whatever the lawless fancy, and ravening appetites of the wayfarers could suggest, this fifth waiter remained to tempt them to further excess, and vainly proposed some kind of eggs,--fried eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, or omelette.

The rented freezers were stacked with food, or he could make a simple omelette.

The food factor should always be massive: four Bloody Marys, two grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crepes, a half-pound of either sausage, bacon or corned beef hash with diced chilies, a Spanish omelette or eggs Benedict a quart of milk, a chopped lemon for random seasoning, and something like a slice of key lime pie, two margaritas and six lines of the best cocaine for dessert.