How to make and Omelet?
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- 2 large eggs
- Olive oil or butter
- Kosher salt
- Handful of chopped herbs
First start by breaking you eggs on a hard surface not the lip of the bowl, this way you don’t break the yolk and introduce bacteria.
Now chop up your favorite herbs can be anything , chives, scallion, parsley up to you.
Now beat the eggs very hard and to quote the great and loved Jacque Pepin “don’t beat it like a wet mop” make sure all the whites are incorporated and you have a nice solid yellow.
Heat a pan to medium heat a non-stick pan will work best but when you get good you can use any non-cast iron pan.
Add either a good tablespoon of butter or a good splash of olive oil about a table spoon or so make sure it covers the entire bottom of the pan.
Now if your using butter as soon as it starts to foam is when you want to add the eggs, if olive oil wait until the first sign of any smoke and add the eggs.
Keep in mind that the entire process I am about to explain takes about 60 seconds not much longer:
Add the eggs and begin swirling the pan a bit to get all the egg covering the bottom of the pan.
Take a fork and start dragging the outside of the egg into the inside of the eggs. Keep doing this until you see that the eggs are starting to firm up and it is still a little wet but starting to coagulate on the entire surface.
Now starting at one side start pushing the egg into the corner of the pan as you can see in the photo.
Now here is the last and important last move you want to bring your pan to the plate and tip it so the omelet land on the plate so the side that was on the bottom of the pan is now the side that is facing you. Straighten the egg out so it looks nice, finish with cheese, herbs chili pepper and you have made a perfect omelet.
Buy some cheap eggs to practice and once you master it you can add all kinds of fillings and flavors.
On a side note guys, back in the day if a guy made a good omelet it was a sign that he was good with his hands.