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5 Thai Omelette Recipes To Try At Home

Delicious, nutritious, and versatile, omelettes are the perfect dish for a hearty breakfast or a lazy brunch. Thai omelettes (also known as Khai Jiao) are no exception, but what sets them apart from omelettes in western cuisine is how they’re cooked.

In this article, we’re sharing 5 of the tastiest Thai omelet recipes that you can try at home. Let’s get started!

How to Make Traditional Thai Omelette 

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How to Make Traditional Thai Omelet

Total Time10 mins
Keyword: omelet, thai omelet
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp lime juice or plain vinegar
  • 1 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp rice flour or cornstarch
  • ¾ - 1 plain vegetable oil

Instructions

  • In a bowl whisk the eggs, lime juice or vinegar, fish sauce, water, and rice flour or cornstarch.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a wok set over medium-high heat until lightly smoking.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the oil in one go.
  • The egg mixture will immediately puff up.
  • After 20 seconds, flip the omelet and let it cook for an additional 20 seconds.
  • Slide onto a plate and serve.

 

How to Make Thai Crab Omelet

Looking for a simple crab omelet Thai recipe? Here’s an easy one to make you an omelet that’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

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How to Make Thai Crab Omelet

Total Time15 mins
Keyword: omelet, thai crab omelet
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ tsp ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 150 grams cooked crab meat
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Coriander roughly chopped, to serve
  • Spring onion (scallions), sliced, to serve
  • Thai sriracha chili sauce, to serve

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs, pepper, and fish sauce until just combined.
  • Stir in the crab meat.
  • Fill a saucepan to about 1/3 capacity with vegetable oil and place it over high heat. You can tell that the oil is hot enough when you dip a wooden spoon into it and it forms small bubbles (at about 325° F or 165° C).
  • Prepare two spatulas and a baking tray lined with paper towels.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the oil and use the spatulas to push and squeeze the mixture into a tight cylinder (you may need some practice here).
  • Once the omelet turns golden, transfer it to the baking tray and blot with more paper towels.
  • Place the omelet onto a serving plate and top with the chili and herbs. Serve with the chili sauce.

 

How to Make Pad Thai Omelet with Chicken and Shrimp

This sensational pad thai omelet recipe contains both chicken and shrimp, but you can make it with shrimp only if you prefer.

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How to Make Pad Thai Omelet with Chicken and Shrimp

Total Time35 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 75 grams rice stick (pad Thai) noodles
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 2 ½ tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp grated palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp tamarind puree
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • 200 g chicken breast fillets, trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 12 green prawns, peeled, deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp garlic chives, chopped
  • cup beansprouts, trimmed
  • cup roasted peanuts, chopped
  • ¼ tsp white pepper, ground
  • cup coriander sprigs, to serve

Instructions

  • Place the noodles in a bowl and cover them with warm water. Let them sit for 5 minutes then drain and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons fish sauce, sugar, and tamarind then set aside.
  • Place a wok over high heat until sizzling. Add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl to coat.
  • Add chicken and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Add shrimp and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until pink.
  • Transfer chicken and prawns to a plate.
  • Add garlic and lemon juice mixture to the wok and cook for 3 minutes or until reduced and syrupy.
  • Return chicken and prawns to the wok.
  • Add noodles, chives, and beansprouts. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until noodles are coated in sauce.
  • Add peanuts and toss to mix.
  • Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm then wipe the wok clean with a paper towel.
  • Whisk the remaining fish sauce, pepper, and eggs until well combined.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok and pour in half of the egg mixture. Swirl to form a thin omelet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until almost set. Transfer to a plate.
  • Repeat with the remaining oil and egg mixture.
  • Spoon half the chicken mixture onto 1 half of each omelet and fold to enclose.
  • Serve topped with coriander.

 

How to Make Thai Style Omelet with Pork

Known as Kai Jeow Moo Sap, this Thai-style omelet is very delicious and juicy thanks to the pork meat.

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How to Make Thai Style Omelet with Pork

Total Time8 mins
Keyword: thai omelet
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken eggs
  • ½ cup Ground Pork Loin
  • ½ tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • ½ tsp Fish Sauce
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

Instructions

  • Whisk the eggs, light soy sauce, fish sauce, and raw ground pork in a bowl.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a wok over low to medium flame so as not to burn the eggs before the meat has fully cooked.
  • Pour the omelet mixture into the oil. Cook on one side for about 1 - 2 minutes.
  • Using a large spatula, carefully turn over the omelet. Let it cook until golden brown and solid on both sides.
  • Once the pork is done transfer the omelet out and blot it with a paper towel.
  • Serve.

 

Thai Omelet with Oyster
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How to Make Thai Oyster Omelet

Keyword: thai omelet
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 4-5 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp fish sauce
  • 1 cup oyster meat,
  • 2-3 spring onions, chopped, green and white parts
  • Cooking oil, as needed

Instructions

  • Place a wok on high heat and add 1/2 cup of cooking oil.
  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs, fish sauce, oyster meat, and spring onion.
  • When the oil just starts to smoke, turn the heat to low and pour in the mixture. It’ll fluff.
  • Using a spatula, spread the oysters out a bit then lift the edges to get the liquid part of the eggs onto the pan.
  • When the bottom browns and becomes firm, flip the omelet over and move the loose oysters onto the omelet.
  • Once the bottom browns nicely, flip once again.
  • Slide onto a plate and serve.

Wrap Up

Similar to omelettes everywhere, Thai omelettes can include virtually an unlimited variety of ingredients, so you can feel free to add whatever you like.

Written by Pauline

I'm Pauline, a mother of four grown children, my passion for cooking stemmed from the joy i get cooking for my family. I love to try new dishes, especially when dining out but creating and sharing my own recipes is my favourite thing to do!

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