Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 0 mins

Nigella Lawson says this is the best dish she ate while visiting Corsica years ago. From her book, "Forever Summer."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a frying pan approximately 10 inches in diameter.
  2. When the butter has melted and is bubbling, throw in most of the shredded mint, saving some for sprinkling on top at the end. When it has sizzled in the butter and become vibrantly green, pour in the beaten eggs and tip the egg around the pan.
  3. Crumble the cheese over the omelette and cook, lifting the sides and swilling the pan around to let any runny egg cook in the heat underneath.
  4. When the top of the omelette looks nearly set but still gooey, fold into thirds lengthwise — in other words, fold in two sides, leaving a strip of white-blobbed omelette facing up in a strip in the middle — and slide onto a plate. Sprinkle with the reserved mint and eat.
Most Helpful

Very good omelette, loved the mint! I used fresh and it was wonderful, I had never thought to add mint to an omelette, so glad I tried this. Thanks.

kelly in TO June 14, 2007

This was good! I have an abundance of fresh mint right now and looking for ways to use it all up. I've never used mint in an omelette before but it was delish. I used feta for the chevre. Thanks Chef!

evelyn/athens June 09, 2007