Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cracking the omelette code

Some of you may have already cracked the perfect omelette every time code. I possessed no omelette making skills until reading Julie and Julia.  Though I'm not not artistic in any traditional sense, I do consider food a valid artistic medium.  I knew if  the kitchen novice Julie could pull it off, with determination and the right equipment I could do it too.  I also watched Julia Child's omelette show on you tube before risking  a dozen eggs.

I've been making them and the baintrain has been enjoying them since March: I thought it high time I shared!

::Perfect omelette::
1 1/2 T butter or lard (from a farmer, not that rancid stuff on store shelves!)
1 fresh egg
1 t water
1 8" omelette pan

I perfected my method on a gas stove, please keep that in mind.  Heat the omelette pan on medium low while you grab a mixing bowl and the eggs. Turn heat down to low, whisk egg and water together. 

Add butter to hot pan - don't be alarmed by serious sizzling! Once the butter is melted, add your egg and start shaking pan back and forth.  Nothing fancy, just consistent.  The egg will probably bubble a bit which is fine, just keep shaking back and forth. 
 Halfway cooked in 20 seconds!
In less than a minute, it's set! You can add a bit of cheese just before sliding it onto your plate.  
Filled with cheese, it's a crowd-pleaser!

My very first try was a success!  Your's will be to with a few tips:  heating the pan before adding the butter is crucial.  The back and forth shaking is also a must.  It will stick in the middle if you don't shake.  Sliding it out of the pan is awkward in the beginning, but won't take long to get used to!
This is one of my favorite breakfasts to make when I haven't had time to make a mental menu plan.  It takes about 8 minutes to get 6 omelettes served.  Even less time for the omelettes to disappear from their plates!

Bon appetite...



Ostriches Look Funny said...

I learned omelets from Julie and Julia, the movie! I needed to use more butter!

the country cook said...

Ah! I've never seen a tutorial on making omelets, but then again I've never really ventured into omelet making. I've been far too content with my over-easy eggs. This was interesting - I look forward to trying it sometime! -

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Love omelettes! For me, it's all about the pan! I make them all the time, thanks!

Michelle said...

One of my favorite movies of all time:) Good job on your omelet!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

That's a good tip. I have never ever been able to pull omelettes off. So I am a very good scrambler! LOL

Stop by and visit sometime over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

Annie Kate said...

We love omelets, and three of our girls, ages 18, 13 and 8(!!!!), love to make them. I didn't teach them; they just learned it by trial and error...and if you make breakfast at our house, you don't have to do the breakfast dishes, so there's a good incentive! LOL

Annie Kate

Dr. Laura @ said...

Lib, thanks for sharing this with Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday! I am featuring you this week because I have never been able to get omelettes to turn out right! Thanks for the tips!
Dr. Laura


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