I was never a fan of omelettes – until I had one at Mickey’s Diner in St. Paul, Minnesota.

I’ve had a lot of bad omelettes in my life.

Some of them were flat and overcooked. Others had spots of white and spots of yellow (due to under-beating the eggs). The only saving grace for many of these omelettes is lots of fillings, meat, cheese, and salsa on the side.

Many restaurants simply get omelettes wrong.

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But not Mickey’s Diner.

Thanks to Mickey’s, I discovered how great an omelette can be. For me, this means light, fluffy, buttery, and flavorful.

But having a great omelette in a restaurant is a very different thing than making an amazingly fluffy omelette at home. Right?

Think again. I recreated it.

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How To Make A Really Fluffy Omelette

There are a lot of recipes out there promising a fluffy omelette. I’ve seen recipes that call for baking soda or baking powder.

I’ve also seen time-consuming recipes requiring you to beat egg whites to stiff peaks, before folding in beaten egg yolks.

But these steps are not necessary.

The key to making a really fluffy omelette (or a souffle omelette) is using a blender to whip the eggs. This adds air to the eggs, making them frothy. The frothy egg batter yields a light, fluffy omelette.

It’s really that simple.

How to make a fluffy, light omelette like they serve at Mickey's Diner in St. Paul, Minnesota.

What You’ll Need

The ingredient list is pretty short, keeping costs low. Here’s what you’ll need to make a puffy omelette:

  • Eggs: Any savvy shopper knows the egg selection at many grocery stores is vast. While any egg will work, look for the best quality, freshest eggs you can afford. Fresher eggs make for a fresher, tastier omelette.
  • Heavy whipping cream: Heavy cream makes a world of difference when making a fluffy omelette or scrambled eggs at home. 
  • Garlic powder: A pinch of garlic powder is added to flavor the eggs.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt is added to the egg batter. Any kind will do (kosher, sea salt, table salt, etc.)
  • Butter: Real butter is the secret ingredient in terms of adding flavor to the omelette. Don’t use olive oil or coconut oil (unless you’re dairy free, of course). Use real butter and enjoy every bite!

Filling Options

The omelette is cooked in a nonstick pan or nonstick skillet, flipped and filled with your choice of ingredients. Feel free to use your favorite omelette fillings or try one of these ingredient combinations:

  • Simple cheese omelette: Fill omelette with shredded cheddar cheese (try sharp cheddar), pepper jack, Monterey jack, American, Feta, Parmesan cheese or any other cheese.
  • Caprese omelette: Cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, fresh mozzarella.
  • Denver omelette: Diced ham, green pepper, onion
  • Fajita omelette: Grilled fajita vegetables (yellow and red bell pepper, onion) and grilled steak
  • Everything omelette: Sausage, bacon, ham, onion, green pepper, cheddar cheese

Remember: The fillings for these fluffy souffle omelettes are cooked separately and added to half of the omelette – fold omelette over to make a filled omelette.

Replicating a Mickey’s Diner Omelette

Mickey’s Diner is a St. Paul landmark. It opened in 1939, and is open 24/7, 365 days a year. (Update: Sadly, Mickey’s Diner did not survive the pandemic.)

Mickey’s made the best omelette I’ve ever eaten.

From what I observed sitting at the counter, their method was simple: Beat the eggs using a malt machine. Fry the eggs in real butter. Lots of it. Tilt skillet to ensure even cooking. Fry the toppings separately. Fold the omelette in half and slide in the toppings.

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A Perfect, Fluffy, Three-Egg Omelette

Yield: 1 omelette
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of garlic powder (optional)
  • Butter, for frying


  1. Place eggs, cream, salt, and garlic powder in a blender. Blend for 2 minutes, until the eggs are completely uniform and frothy. On my Blendtec, I run the "sauces, dips, dressings, batters" cycle twice.
  2. In a small frying pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Once butter is melted, pour in the egg batter. Fry the omelette for about a minute and a half, watching carefully so the bottom doesn't brown too much. Flip the omelette, and fry for another minute or so until the bottom is set. (Alternatively, you can flip the omelette on to a plate and slide the uncooked side into the pan. Or you can use a small spatula to push the cooked portions of the egg to one side, tipping the pan away from the cooked eggs so the batter fills the pan.)
  3. If you are adding toppings/ingredients, fry them in a separate pan. When the omelette is cooked, place on a plate, fold in half, and place toppings inside.

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