This week’s email question asks, “Do you have any suggestions on making the perfect classic French omelette in an easy fashion?”
Though I personally am not a breakfast egg eater and I am a poor cooker of eggs over easy, I do like and can make a decent French Omelette. To me they can be eaten any time of the day or night and best of all they can be made in less than 1 minute.
Here is my method. I use a non-stick pan with sloped side and I pre-heat it on medium high flame (I am cooking with a gas stove).
Next I crack 2 eggs in a medium bowl and whisk with a fork just until smooth, but not frothy and I season them with salt and pepper.
Now I pour 1 tsp vegetable oil into my hot pan giving it a moment to heat up and then swirl oil in the pan to coat all the bottom and sides. (For those of you who use butter go for it, but vegetable oil seems to create less smoke and makes it easier.)
Next I pour the eggs into the hot pan and immediately begin stirring the eggs with the back of a fork, while vigorously shaking the pan with the other hand.
While stirring, the uncooked portion of the eggs will seep into the open sections of the pan, evenly cooking the eggs. Stop shaking and stirring once the eggs have begun to set but are still very moist in appearance, this stage takes about 30 seconds. More shaking will cause gaps in your eggs. Don’t overcook your eggs as they will become brown.
It is here that I like to add a pinch of dried French Tarragon and some dried Chives. (You can use fresh if you have them.) When I want to add other stuff such as chopped tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, shredded cheese, etc, I have them prepared, pre-heated and set aside in a bowl to add at the next step.
I tilt the pan away from myself, so the omelette slides away from me and partially up the slope of the pan. When I have filling I scoop it in now. Using my fork I help guide the edge of the omelette over the filling, and then flip the opposite edge over as well. Remove pan from heat.
I now tilt the pan away from me, so the omelette slides away and partially up the slope of the pan. When I have filling I scoop it in now. Using my fork I help guide the edge of the omelette over the filling, and then flip the opposite edge over as well. I remove my pan from the heat.
Before I started I had a plate ready and I hold the pan above a plate while I continue tilting the pan away from myself and flip the omelette onto a plate, seam-side is down.
I suppose one can do it with 4 eggs, but this is so fast and easy that when I have to make several to feed family or guests, I just quickly repeat the process. Got a question? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Arlene @ 07:23 AM CDT