Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Making an omelet

Okay, I'm not an expert at making omelets (I actually taught myself through a lot of experimentation!) but here's how I do mine:

1. Lightly beat some eggs. I usually figure at least 2 eggs per omelet so that it's thick enough to not fall apart. I sometimes add some kefir or milk to the eggs, but not always. The important thing is to not over-beat the eggs, or they will be so tender that they tear easily. (As if eggs don't already tear easily enough!)

2. Pre-heat a griddle or large skillet. I pre-heat over medium heat. Coat the cooking surface with oil so the omelet doesn't stick.

3. When the griddle is hot, pour the egg on in a thin layer, using a pancake turner/spatula to spread the egg evenly. Turn heat down after a minute or so, so that the bottom of the egg doesn't get too browned.

4. When the bottom of the egg is cooked and the top is only slightly runny, flip the whole thing over and immediately turn the heat down even lower. (This is what works best for my stove as far as temperature -- you may have to experiment a little!)

5. As soon as the egg is flipped, sprinkle chopped veggies (we saute our peppers and onions first, but you can use raw if you like), cheese, bits of cooked meat, etc.

6. When bottom of the egg is cooked, gently roll or fold the egg to enclose the filling. Transfer to a plate and enjoy! :)

Yummy omelet!

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Comments

Wow, your omelets look really pretty! Apparently, one of the signs of a true chef is the quality of his/her omelets. It's an art form, really--although most of us just care how it tastes, LOL!

I have never master omelets, yours look yummy!
Toni
http://thehappyhousewife.com

Thanks so much

Amazing. I couldn't make an omelet to save my life. You make it look and sound so simple.

We actually had one given to us by a relative and I WILL NEVER BE WITHOUT ONE AGAIN!!! I am consistently amazed at how quickly my kitchen looks nice again and how much that does to uplift my mood AND make me feel like cooking at home (which obviously is much cheaper and enjoyable than going out)! When we remodeled our kitchen this year and bought all new appliances we sold the portable on craigslist for $50, which is about the going rate in our area (Minneapolis-St. Paul). It sold in hours! And it's been awhile since I read this, but I recall that the Tightwad Gazette did a cost breakdown and found that using a dishwasher was actually more cost effective than handwashing dishes.

Love the post on omeletes. I have a quick question...what is kefir? Please forgive me for not knowing. Honestly this is only the second time of hearing of it and the first was when I was on youtube watching wife swap...the stockdales:) I was wondering what it tastes like and how it is made...it is chunky correct? Also, great site Tammy. Love coming and checking it out..love teas too and I collect old tea cups...You really have me thinkig of collecting bags no:)
In Him,
Crystal
http://justanothermodestmom.blogspot.com/

Wish my omelets looked that great. They taste wonderful, but fall apart before leaving the pan. Thanks for the instructions!

Leslie
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http://menumakermom.blogspot.com

My mother always put a little water in her omelets...she said it helped them to stay firmer without changing the flavor. She always added milk to scrambled eggs to keep them tender.

Jean

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