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!
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!