07/18/2013 09:11 am ET Updated Sep 07, 2016

Omelette Recipes That'll Jazz Up Your Standard Egg Breakfast

They're one of our favorite ways to turn eggs into a vessel for cheese.

No one can say for sure who invented the omelette, so we'd just like to posit a theory: it was probably a magician. Who else would so boldly endeavor to turn three oval-shaped eggs into a folded pancake filled with cheese and other delicious ingredients? Even now, centuries into the art of omelette preparation, we still feel like we've accomplished a magic trick when we turn out a great one.

There are about as many omelette recipes under the sun as there are ingredients to fold into them. Whether you're making a folded, American-style omelette, a rolled French-style omelette, an Indian egg paratha or a Taiwanese oyster omelet, you're doing the world a service by feeding it more delicious things. If you have a bit of omelette-shaping anxiety, remember: worst-case scenario, you have scrambled eggs.

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