Your mom was right—breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. That’s because it fires up your metabolism and gets your body fueled for everything it needs to do. That’s why the first thing you put into your body should provide the proper nutrients to give you energy. That’s why we love omelettes. Eggs are low in calories and a great source of protein to help you feel full and fight fatigue, and the options of omelet mix-ins are endless, so you can have one every day and never tire of it.
Low Carb Asian Omelette Recipe
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 293 / Fat: 10g / Protein: 20g / Carbs: 8g
- 3 Large Eggs
- 1 cup Shiitake Mushrooms, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Green Onions, chopped
- 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- In a bowl, whisk together 3 egg whites (you’ll want to save one of the yolks to add in the next step) until soft peaks form
- Add black pepper and 1 egg yolk and whisk until combined, then set aside
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat
- Sauté the mushrooms and green onions for about 30 seconds and remove from pan
- Pour the egg mixture into the skillet
- While the egg is cooking, lift the edges with a spatula to allow the uncooked egg to flow under the cooked edges
- Place onions and mushrooms on top of the cooked eggs and fold the egg mixture in half to form the Asian omelet
- Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately
Tips for Cooking an Omelette
If you’ve never made an omelette before, or haven’t been very successful at it, don’t despair. They’re actually quite easy if you follow these simple tips:
Keep it Medium - This means you cook it on medium heat in a medium sized pan. Cooking on too high of heat will burn the bottom before the top gets a chance to cook. The goal is to get a slow and even cook on the eggs. And if you use a pan that’s too big, your omelette will be thin and cook too quickly. On the other hand, a pan that’s too small will result in a runny middle.
Whisk Egg Whites Separately - Whisking the whites on their own allows them to combine in a way they can’t when the fat yolk is in the mix. It also helps aerate the mixture for a lighter, fluffier omelette.
Don’t Add Milk - Adding milk will make your eggs too wet and will keep them from cooking properly.
Go Easy on the Toppings - It’s easy to get excited about all the yummy omelette possibilities, but it’s best to keep things simple. Stick with 2-3 toppings, with no more than about a cup total.
Lift the Edge of the Omelette - You don’t want to cook your omelette too quickly or too slowly. The trick is to gently lift the edge of the omelette while cooking to allow uncooked egg to run underneath. This helps it cook faster without browning, and adds a layer that is fluffy and delicious.
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Do You Have to Add Milk to an Omelette?
Milk is an important ingredient in scrambled eggs because it helps make them light and fluffy. However, when making an Asian style omelet, or any omelet for that matter, you shouldn’t add milk. Not only is milk not Keto friendly, but it adds extra moisture and keeps the eggs from cooking quickly and completely.
Best Low Carb Options for Omelettes
The great thing about an omelette is that it’s like a blank canvas you can customize however you want. Because omelettes are a savory dish, you can load them up with vegetables and other ingredients that are low in carbohydrates. If you need some inspiration, here are some low carb omelette mix-in ideas:
- Bell Peppers
- Green Chile
- Ham (stay away from honey baked or sweet glazes)
- Cheese: Muenster, blue, cheddar, gouda, Swiss
LEARN MORE: Best Keto Breakfast Ideas With No Eggs
What’s the Difference Between Low Carb and Keto?
If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between low carb and Keto diets is, the short answer is that low carb meals center around chicken, fish, and vegetables, while the Keto diet includes more beef, eggs, and cheese. Some meals, like this omelette, fit into both plans. For a better overview, check out this article on the difference between low carb and keto meal plans. Or if you want a deeper dive into the subject, see The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Keto Vs Low Carb Diets. Keto and low carb are both great options, it’s simply a matter of selecting the one that best fits your lifestyle.
Best Xyngular Low Carb Recipes
If you enjoy this low carb Asian style omelette recipe, you’ll want to check out this egg and avocado toast recipe too. It’s a great one for mornings when you want something fast but filling. You can find more Xyngular keto recipes and Xyngular low carb recipes with our Xyngular jumpstart recipes. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more great Xyngular meal ideas, tips, and Xyngular product announcements. And don’t forget to tag us. We’d love to see what you’ve got cooking!