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South African Ostrich Egg Omelette



  • Serves 2
  • Cooks in 30 mins (10m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

ostrich egg omelette recipe

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Crack the ostrich egg into a large bowl and whisk together with the milk, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  2. 2.Melt the butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted and the pan is hot, pour in the egg mixture.
  3. 3.Cook the omelette for 10-12 minutes, or until the bottom is set and the top is just slightly runny. Use a spatula to gently lift the edges of the omelette and allow any uncooked egg to flow underneath.
  4. 4.Once the omelette is mostly set, add your fillings to one side of the omelette. Use the spatula to fold the other side of the omelette over the top of the fillings, creating a half-moon shape.
  5. 5.Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the fillings are heated through and the egg is fully set. Use the spatula to carefully slide the omelette onto a large plate, and serve hot.

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightIf you don't have a large enough skillet to accommodate the ostrich egg, you can use a smaller pan and make a mini omelette instead.
  • chevron_rightBe sure to whisk the egg mixture well to incorporate plenty of air and create a light, fluffy texture.
  • chevron_rightDon't be afraid to experiment with different fillings to find your favorite combination!