|x||Freshly ground black pepper|
|1 tablespoon||Olive oil|
1. Heat the broiler. In a small bowl, using a fork, lightly beat the eggs, salt and pepper.
2. In an 8-inch nonstick, oven-proof skillet, heat the oil over a medium-high flame until hot (a drop of water will sizzle). Swirl the pan to coat the bottom and sides in hot oil.
3. Pour in the egg mixture. Let it cook about 30 seconds. The edges will puff and bubble slightly and just begin to set. Hold the skillet handle with one hand, a wooden spoon with the other. Make "figure eights" with the spoon, starting at twelve o'clock, then three o'clock, etc., pushing the cooked edges toward the center and letting the uncooked egg run to the sides. Keep the eggs moving until the bottom is set and the top is slightly moist.
4. Place the skillet under the broiler 30 seconds to 1 minute, until the eggs are puffed and cooked to your liking. Slide half the omelet onto a plate and invert the pan to fold over for the remaining half.
From "Woman's Day: The Only 25 Receipes You'll Ever Need, " by Sidney Burstein, ISBN 0-385-41179-0, 1990.
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Submitted By IRIS GRAYSON On 05-09-95
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