The protein-packed breakfast Jamie Oliver creates in 1 minute flat

Rachel Grumman Bender
Beauty and Style Editor

Chef and author Jamie Oliver, whose Instagram is loaded with drool-worthy dishes, obviously knows a thing or two about healthy eating. He’s made it his mission to help people make better choices about what they eat, whether it’s at school or a gas station.

Although he can cook up a mean roast duck or grilled mushroom risotto, Oliver also understands that even simple recipes can be just as delicious. That was the inspiration behind his most recent book, 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food — a budget-friendly cookbook that uses only five ingredients per recipe.

Chef Jamie Oliver is the author of several cookbooks, including 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food. (Photo: Getty Images)

In fact, one of Oliver’s go-to breakfast recipes, which he shares with Yahoo Lifestyle, below, couldn’t be easier to make — and you can whip it up in less than one minute. As he puts it, “I have a wicked breakfast, which I call a silky omelet.”

Whether you’re time-crunched, just learning how to cook or are looking to add more protein to your diet, this breakfast recipe fits the bill.


Silky omelet

Step 1: Beat 1 to 2 eggs with a fork or whisk.

Step 2: Heat up a pan and rub a small amount of butter across the pan so the eggs won’t stick.

Step 3: Pour the beaten egg in, “like a pancake,” he says. “You swill it all around. It’s cooking immediately.”

Step 4: Sprinkle on some grated cheese. “Maybe a pinch of paprika, if you want,” he says.

Step 5: Grab a spatula and start to move the egg away from the edges of the pan. Then start folding over different sections of the omelet. “And it starts to wind up, and as it winds up, it creates layers,” he says. “And even if you do it badly, it doesn’t matter. It just falls down to the side of the pan.”

Step 6: Place the folded omelet on a piece of toasted bread and enjoy!

Optional: Jazz up the omelet with some chili sauce, Sriracha hot sauce or salsa

Oliver says the key is to not overcook the eggs. “You don’t want color on the eggs,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Just golden, eggy, sort of cheesy, seasoned gorgeousness. And that is a thing of beauty.”

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