Lao Omelet with Dill, Scallion and Thai Chile

Serving Size: 1
Total Time:


  • 3 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 scallion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Thai red chile, sliced
  • 0.5 tsp Asian fish sauce
  • 0.25 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • salt
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium shallot, coarsely chopped


In a bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the dill, scallion, Thai chile, fish sauce, pepper and salt.


In a medium nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the shallot and cook over moderately high heat until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and, when it is hot, add the egg mixture. Cook, stirring, until the eggs are almost set, about 1 minute. Run a heatproof plastic spatula around the edge to loosen the omelet and cook undisturbed until golden brown on the bottom, about 30 seconds. Invert the omelet onto a plate and serve.