Dad’s Omelette Bar #SundaySupper

I am excited to be joining a fantastic group of bloggers today with this special #SundaySupper event celebrating Dad’s. My dad is the one who actually influenced me with my cooking. My mom did all of the daily cooking growing up, but for her it was something she had to do, not something she enjoyed. When it came to holiday cooking, especially baking, the kitchen was Dad’s territory. Over the years he became known for a lot of his dishes and one of his specialities is his omelette bar. I have such wonderful memories of walking around the house on Christmas day writing down everyone’s orders. He often had a list of up to 10 ingredients choices for an omelette and everyone, young and old, got to choose what they wanted in theirs. I have known my dad prepare this omelette bar for groups as big as 25+. Each person’s omelette was make carefully to order and it was perfect every time. I have no idea how on earth my dad achieved this task, because I found making 4 omelettes was hard enough. But I imagine that as with everything practice makes it easier. So to honour my dad, my amazing husband who is celebrating his first Father’s day, and my wonderful father-in-law I took on the challenge of trying to create the perfect French style omelettes that my dad is known for. It takes some practising to get it nice and thin and yet hold together but it is well worth the effort. So happy father’s day Daddy, I wish you could be spending it here with us.

Dad’s Omelette Bar

2 eggs per person
*Fillings of your choice


When it comes to the fillings for your omelettes some preparation before hand is in order to make your life easier. You need all of the ingredients ready to go when you start cooking because the process is very quick. Ingredients such as bacon and mushrooms need to be cooked before hand so make sure you give yourself the prep time.

If you want to use tomatoes make sure that you remove the meat of it so as not to cause too much liquid to spoil the omelette.

If you are making a large quantity of omelettes for simplicity sake write down what everyone would like to have on their omelette, or what they don’t want if that is easier. That way when you are cooking up the omelettes you can work quickly.

If you are making more then 2 omelettes pre-heat your oven to 90C (190 F). Prepare your large frying pan by drizzling oil onto it and wiping it with a paper towel to get rid of the excess. Heat pan over medium high heat and then turn down to medium low.

Scramble the eggs until they are well blended and then add them to your heated skillet. Use a spatula to quickly scramble them up in the pan for a second and then spread the eggs back out so that it covers the bottom. Add a tight fitting lid and cook until the eggs is almost cooked through.

Add your desired toppings to one side of the egg.

Carefully flip the other side over. Add the omelette to a baking tray and place in warm oven while you complete the rest of the omelettes, being careful to remember which one is which. If you are only doing one or two a quick second under the broiler to melt the cheese is all you need. Serve and enjoy.

For more increadible recipes check out the rest of the #SundaySupper menu.

Father’s Day Brunch:

Dad’s Favorite Soup, Salads and Bread:

Father’s Day Favorite Main Dishes:

Dad’s Sweet Tooth:

34 thoughts on “Dad’s Omelette Bar #SundaySupper

  • June 17, 2012 at 11:56 am
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    What a wonderful story! Welcome to the #SundaSupper family, too : ) I hope your hubby enjoys his first Father’s Day – great tips on the omelettes!

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm
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      Thanks, so happy to have joined. We had a fantastic first Father’s Day celebration and even ended up doing omelette bar again on the day. Couldn’t get enough of it.

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  • June 17, 2012 at 11:59 am
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    I just got some fresh laid eggs and an omelette would be perfect to make with them. I will try your method for making it. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm
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      Fresh laid are the best. My mother-in-law keeps chickens so all of our eggs come fresh I love it.

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  • June 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm
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    Ooh love your Dad’s omelette technique and it sounds like so much fun!!Will be trying it out for sure 🙂

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm
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      It is a lot of fun and so much easier then I thought it would be

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm
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      We had so much fun helping my dad prepare the ingredients and especially taking down everyone’s order. It made it a fun and tasty event.

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  • June 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm
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    Your omelette looks oh so yummy! My kids would love a breakfast bar like this!

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm
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      When I was a kid I thought this was the most amazing thing ever. Getting the choice of what went in my omelette made me feel so grown up.

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  • June 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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    In my family, my mom also cooked daily but it wasn’t her favorite activity either–but my dad also loved cooking and ruled the kitchen on weekends and special days. Thanks for the step-by-step photos and directions as I’ve yet to make a perfect omelette myself.

    Alaiyo

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm
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      I hope the photos help guide you to the perfect omelette next time you make the attempt.

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  • June 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm
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    As simple as omelettes sound, I’ve never been able to make them w/o breaking the egg. You’ve just given me the clue why they never turned out and I’m thrilled!! Thanks!!

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm
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      Oh I am so happy you found the photos helpful, I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you next time you attempt it.

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  • June 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm
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    What a great Father’s Day post for #SundaySupper! I love omelets and doing an omelet bar for that many people is very impressive!

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm
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      I am still amazed at his ability to cater to that many people. I had fun cooking for 4 people but I don’t think I would have as much fun doing it for 25.

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  • June 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm
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    This sounds like it could be a lot of fun, especially if you have house guests. Make sure everyone is hanging out with you in the kitchen while you are cooking though so you get to join in the fun too! 🙂

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:42 pm
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      It is such a perfect entertaining dish because while it is very fancy and personalized, it is also easy to prepare and you are able to eat together and all have a hot meal. Unlike other things like waffles or even pancakes that taste better fresh so people end up eating in shifts.

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm
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      We ended up having then twice in one week we love them so much. 🙂

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  • June 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm
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    Whoa! 25+ omelettes? Thats amazing. Just like you, 4 is hard enough lol! My Dad is usually the one to make breakfast and he’s brilliant at scrambled eggs and omelettes too. Welcome to #SundaySupper!

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm
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      Thanks, I am loving #SundaySupper already, it is so fun being connected to so many bloggers.

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  • June 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm
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    This is great! I like that everyone gets their choice of fillings.

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm
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      As a kid you don’t often get to pick what you want to eat unless you go to a restaurant, and even then your choices might be limited. So for me growing up this was such a highlight to have total choice on what I wanted.

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  • June 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm
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    What a nice way to celebrate your father and your hubs new fatherhood! Your father in charge of the omelette bar reminds me of the person barbecueing: you think they´re missing out, but they´re having the best of times, and eating all they want!

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm
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      Paula that is so true, my dad says it is so relaxing for him to do it.

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm
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      While it was easier then I thought it would be I have no idea how on earth he manages to do it. I hope it turns out for you

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  • June 18, 2012 at 2:54 am
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    Amazing. I always get intimidated by the omelet and end up baking them. Plus it is easier for the girls to help. Yours look much better!

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm
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      I have always been intimidated by my father’s perfect looking omelettes, but in the end following his steps it did prove to be a bit easier then I thought it would be.

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  • June 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm
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    For years my dad would ask me how to make an omelette. I don’t eat them, so I didn’t know. Finally one day I found a magazine article w directions, so I made him breakfast. Great directions and tips! I managed to get one out of four right, so I’ll have to keep your post in mind.

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    • June 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm
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      I hope they work out for you. Once you do a few it seems to get a lot easier

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  • June 20, 2012 at 3:22 am
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    This is such a cool idea. I never learned to make omelettes as I don’t eat eggs but I’ve always wanted to make them. I tried a couple of times for my hubs but not sure they were that fab. I think this is such a cool idea for a brunch with family.

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  • June 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm
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    Love this ! We have omlette night at our home too once a week. Must look into setting up an omlette bar .. will be cool. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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