How to Make a Perfect Omelette
Omelettes (Omelets if You Are American) Are Very Easy to Make, Once You Grasp the Technique
If you are a beginner, and have had difficulty in the past making an omelette, you will be happy to find out how easy omelette making really is.
And, of course, if you are a more seasoned cook, you probably know already how to make an omelette, but do you know how to make an omelette which is as delictious as the ones I am going to show you?
Equipment for Making Omelette
The main utensil is an omelette pan - a small frying pan
- Small Frying Pan preferably non-stick
- Tablespoon and dessert spoon for measuring
- Egg Whisk (or a fork)
- Mixing Bowl
- Turner or Fish Lift
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If you are making an omelette for more than one person, it is possible to make one huge omelette, and divide it after it has been cooked. However, I don't advise this, as it is a bit messy, and doesn't look so appetizing. After all, aesthetics in cooking are important too, even though it is the taste and texture which matters most.
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: Including assembling ingredients - 6 minutes
Serves: One person
- 2 or 3 Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon of Cold Water
- 1 Dessert Spoon of Olive Oil
- 1 or 2 Dessert Spoons of Grated Cheese
- Assemble together a mixing bowl, small frying pan, an egg whisk or fork, a grater and a turner/fish lift. And have a plate standing ready to receive the omelette, as there will be split-second timing to ensure the omelette is turned out of the pan before it overcooks.
- Break the eggs into the bowl, add the water and whisk them. If you like a very light omelette, whisk until slightly frothy, but if you like a slightly heavier omelette, whisk until the egg yolks are only just combined with the egg whites, and are still a bit streaky.
- Grate the cheese.
- Heat the olive oil in the frying pan, swirling it around to ensure the base is completely covered in oil, until it just starts to smoke.
- Pour in the eggs and tip or stir the pan so that the egg mixture completely covers the base. Turn down the heat and, using the turner, keep dragging the partly set eggs into the middle, so that the liquid spreads out to the edges.
- Just as the omelette is starting to solidify, but is still slightly runny, sprinkle the cheese evenly over one half of the omelette.
- Run the turner round the side of the pan briefly, to ensue the omelette is not sticking, then, whilst it is still slightly loose, fold the half of the omelette which hasn't got cheese in it over the half that has got cheese, and allow it to solidify slightly. If you like a pale omelette, tip it out almost immediately onto a plate, and serve immediately, before it has time to sink down. If you like a darker omelette, just continue cooking until it browns, and then turn it out onto a plate (You can either slide it out with the turner, or flip it over like a pancake).
Now That You Know How to Make Cheese Omelette - Let's Try Something Else - How About a Mushroom Omelette?
Instructions for Making Mushroom Omelette:
- Slice four mushrooms, and fry them in a small amount of olive oil or butter. I sometimes add a tomato as well.
- Then start cooking the omelette using the same method as for the cheese omelette, but this time, instead of adding grated cheese, add the cooked mushroom (or mushroom and tomato).
- Or if you fancy cheese and mushroom omelette, add cheese and mushroom as a filling.
And Now the Method for a Quick and Easy Tomato, Onion and Cheese Omelette
Your Omelette Dinner Will be ready in 6 Minutes
Method for making Onion, Tomato and Cheese Omelette
It's so easy, once you've mastered the basics of making a cheese omelette - you do everything the same as before but this time preparing and frying the filling before you start on the omelette, because it takes a few minutes longer to cook the onion.
Thus, instead of just using grated cheese as a stuffing for your omelette, this time we will ring the changes.
1. In a small saucepan, fry half a small onion, chopped small, add a clove of garlic, finely chopped, and a tomato, cut into small pieces, adding a pinch of any green herbs that you have, fresh or dried.
2. Use a tablespoon of the mixture for your omelette, spreading it over one side, and sprinkle some grated cheese over it. Then fold the other half of the omelette over, to enclose the mixture.
Once You Can Make All The Above Omelettes, You Could Try Other Ingredients - How About Chopped Red Or Green Peppers, Or Ham, Bacon, Or Choritzo Sausage?
3, And maybe add a little garlic and coriander leaves.
Or you could make a seafood omelette, by adding prawns.
And you could experiment by adding a tiny amount of dried chilli seeds or fresh chopped chili, but do be careful and only use a small amount, as you don't want the flavour too overpowering, or you won't be able to taste any of the other more delicate ingredients.
More About Eggs
- 3 Ways to Tell if an Egg is Bad - wikiHow
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- English Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs
If your home language is English, I hope this web page will amuse you, and if you are a student of English, learning to speak English as a second language (ESL), you should find this list of sayings about eggs very helpful.
- How to Poach the Perfect Egg
By Nathanville - Clear instructions, good photos and lots of egg poachers you can buy
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