Omelette aux Fines Herbes Recipe from The Hundred-Foot Journey

Last Updated on October 12, 2021 by Anne-Marie

An easy omelette recipe inspired by The Hundred-Foot Journey movie.

Omelette aux Fines Herbes from The Hundred-Foot Journey on a white plate with tomatoes.

Why this recipe works

Here’s an Omelette aux Fines Herbes recipe inspired by the movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren.

I say inspired by since this 100 foot journey omelet recipe isn’t the one from the movie.

Instead, it’s more of an easy omelet recipe, courtesy of Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Foundation. It was sent to me by the Dreamworks movie studio when the movie was originally released.

It also isn’t the best omelet recipe described in the book, which is also different from the one in the movie.

What, you didn’t know that The Hundred-Foot Journey movie is based on The Hundred Foot Journey: A Novel?

Actually, the story shown in the movie is just a small part of the book. So if you liked the movie, you’ll be crazy about the 100 Foot Journey Book!Instead, if you want something more like the movie, check out the Sunday Morning Masala Omelet from Floyd Cardoz.

He was the consulting chef on The Hundred-Foot Journey movie.

Making the ultimate Omelette aux Fines Herbes

Omelets or omelets (depending on if you want to use the French or English spelling) are the ultimate in French cooking. My mother is French and a very good omelet maker.

Me, I’m a wiz at frying up the perfect runny egg. I leave the easy omelet recipes to my husband, Paul.His preferred method using a lid to cover a non-stick omelet pan to steam the egg.

It's best to have a non-stick pan so you can slide your 100 foot journey omelet out of the pan right onto the plate!

This makes more of flipped over frittata (probably because it's so stuffed with goodies) than an omelets, but whatever works. It's all delicious!

Poster for The Hundred-Foot Journey movie.

Traditionally, perfect omelet recipes are rolled using a cloth. Not only does this assist in giving the omelet its final torpedo shape, but it also absorbs any excess butter from the cooking.

If you find that a little tricky, maybe this method for Omelette aux Fines Herbes from Jaime Oliver can help.


Omelette aux Fines Herbes Recipe

Omelette aux Fines Herbes Recipe

An easy omelette recipe inspired by The Hundred-Foot Journey movie.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Omelette ingredients:

  • 5 branches chervil, finely chopped
  • 5 branches chives, finely minced
  • 5 branches tarragon, finely chopped
  • 5 branches parsley, finely chopped
  • 12 eggs
  • 4 ounces clarified butter or ghee
  • Salt and pepper

For serving:

  • 1 ounce clarified butter or ghee
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Pick the leaves off the chervil, parsley, and tarragon, and trim the bottoms off the chives. Blanch the herbs separately in boiling salted water, then refresh immediately in ice water. Squeeze out the excess water and finely chop.
  2. Warm a large plate, and brush the center with melted butter. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Set aside in a warm place.
  3. Break the eggs into a large bowl, season, and whisk well. Mix in the chopped herbs.
  4. Heat the clarified butter in the omelet pan over medium heat. When the butter is hot, pour the egg mixture into the pan. Stir gently with a fork, lifting the bottom to allow the uncooked eggs to flow underneath. The eggs should not set too quickly or take on too much color.
  5. Once the eggs are almost. completely set, that is, they can no longer be stirred, give the pan a good shake or tap. Lift the pan almost vertically. With the aid of the fork, fold the omelette in half and slip it onto the prepared plate, folding it again onto itself. Cover with a dean kitchen towel, and press along the sides, forming points at each end.
  6. Brush the top of the omelette with clarified butter before serving.


Recipe from Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Foundation 2011

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 395Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 443mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 13g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Originally published on January 18, 2014. Photos used with permission from Dreamworks.

3 thoughts on “Omelette aux Fines Herbes Recipe from The Hundred-Foot Journey

    1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

      True! This recipe is more like a traditional French omelet and not one created in the movie. What was done in the book was different, too.

      1. yesenia

        I know. Very disappointed not to be able to find the recipe as the movie depicted. I saw eggs, paprika?, salt, red chili pepper, cilantro (or flat leaf Italian parsley), and heavy cream. I think they sprinkled in some onions after pouring into the hot skillet. I’ve never seen an omelette stirred in the pan like that but learned it is done to keep the egg mixture from sticking to the pan.


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