For those just beginning to cook, an omelet is just the perfect place to start. But even those who cook a lot might not get the humble omelet just right.
According to pro-chefs, there are special techniques to achieve gooey, eggy and cheesy omelets. Every step must be paid attention to make it just right. Of course, don’t despair if it doesn’t happen on the first try as it takes practice to achieve the perfect texture.
1. Place butter in a skillet set over high heat
2. Once the butter has melted, lower the heat and pour in the eggs while moving the pan around to spread it out
3. Using a silicone rubber spatula, continue folding the eggs into the center of the pan
4. Work the spatula around the edges of the pan, coaxing the eggs toward the center
5. Add the filling to the middle of the eggs, but don’t overdo it
6. Let the omelet sit for a few seconds while the cheese melts and softens the filling
7. Fold the omelet into thirds, bringing each side into the middle
8. Roll the omelet out of the pan onto a plate, folded side down
- Lower the heat
A common misconception is that an omelet needs to be cooked in high heat. That is not true, for cooking in a lower flame slowly created curds throughout the whisked eggs and prevent browning on the bottom of the omelet.
- Prepare a silicone spatula
One way to make the process easier is to have a silicone spatula. This kitchen item can be used to make sure the eggs aren’t sticking to the pan and to make the eggs curl into itself.
- Don’t overstuff your omelet
Experimenting with omelet stuffings is clearly fun, but be aware that adding too much may cause the eggs to break. It’s therefore more recommended to practice with the eggs first, then advance to adding a bit of cheese. As your skills add up, you can slowly add more ingredients to your omelet.
What can you put in an omelet?
- smoked salmon, mascarpone, and chopped, fresh dill
- chorizo, feta, and avocado
- kimchi and cream cheese
- bacon bits and grated Monterey Jack cheese
- steak, brie, and cranberry
- dressed greens, diced beets, and pine nuts
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