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The protein-packed brekkie Jamie Oliver can cook in one minute flat

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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, Jamie 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 <em>5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food</em>. Photo: Getty Images
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 omelette.”

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 omelette:

Step 1: Beat one to two 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 omelette. “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 omelette on a piece of toasted bread and enjoy!

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

Jamie says the key is to not overcook the eggs. “You don’t want colour 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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