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    Default Can you make a perfect omelet?

    If so:

    What are your ingredients?

    How do you prepare it?

    What do you serve with it?
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    Eggs
    Salt
    Butter
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    not overcooked = key
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    not overcooked = key
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    Plenty of butter in the pan. Salt, pepper, and a few tablespoons of half and half mixed in with the eggs. Medium (bordering on medium high) heat when the mixture is poured on; reduce to medium-low after the first ten to fifteen seconds. Add a sauteed mixture of carmelized onions, mushrooms, and spinach, with some feta cheese on top. Meat is optional, but if you use it, make sure it is sauteed with the onions and shrooms. When the eggs are sufficiently cooked to do so, fold it over and flip a couple of times to ensure even cooking.
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    Here are a few key points:

    1) Not too many ingredients. Aside from the primary ingredients: egg, salt, pepper, and butter, you can only pick 2-3 other things. And you're going to have to use them sparingly.

    2) The swirl method is key. This helps the edge crisp and allows for perfect, non-stick folding.

    3) not too much whipping of the eggs before they enter the pan. Contrary to popular belief, fluffy does not mean nearing the texture of wet styrofoam.

    4) if the omelet doesn't slide out of the pan onto the plate, you've messed up

    5) A little brown on the outside is ok. But just a little. This is not a crispy on the outside, gooey in the middle situation.

    6) Do not overcook the eggs. If you wait until the omelet looks done in the pan, it's too late.

    Follow up: do you bi-fold your omelet or tri-fold? I'm sold on the bi-fold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Here are a few key points:

    1) Not too many ingredients. Aside from the primary ingredients: egg, salt, pepper, and butter, you can only pick 2-3 other things. And you're going to have to use them sparingly.

    2) The swirl method is key. This helps the edge crisp and allows for perfect, non-stick folding.

    3) not too much whipping of the eggs before they enter the pan. Contrary to popular belief, fluffy does not mean nearing the texture of wet styrofoam.

    4) if the omelet doesn't slide out of the pan onto the plate, you've messed up

    5) A little brown on the outside is ok. But just a little. This is not a crispy on the outside, gooey in the middle situation.

    6) Do not overcook the eggs. If you wait until the omelet looks done in the pan, it's too late.

    Follow up: do you bi-fold your omelet or tri-fold? I'm sold on the bi-fold.
    crispy omelette??? you are a cretin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Here are a few key points:

    1) Not too many ingredients. Aside from the primary ingredients: egg, salt, pepper, and butter, you can only pick 2-3 other things. And you're going to have to use them sparingly.

    2) The swirl method is key. This helps the edge crisp and allows for perfect, non-stick folding.

    3) not too much whipping of the eggs before they enter the pan. Contrary to popular belief, fluffy does not mean nearing the texture of wet styrofoam.

    4) if the omelet doesn't slide out of the pan onto the plate, you've messed up

    5) A little brown on the outside is ok. But just a little. This is not a crispy on the outside, gooey in the middle situation.

    6) Do not overcook the eggs. If you wait until the omelet looks done in the pan, it's too late.

    Follow up: do you bi-fold your omelet or tri-fold? I'm sold on the bi-fold.
    Bi fold. I've had decent trifolds, but they were more like an eggy crepe.
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    Bi-fold. And I always flip the omelet in the air rather than using a turner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    crispy omelette??? you are a cretin
    The edge, bro. The edge.
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    I’ve given up omelettes for scrambles. I like scrambled eggs better, especially when you scramble them with omelet ingredients.
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    Yes. I like it overcooked with tons of ingredients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I’ve given up omelettes for scrambles. I like scrambled eggs better, especially when you scramble them with omelet ingredients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I’ve given up omelettes for scrambles. I like scrambled eggs better, especially when you scramble them with omelet ingredients.
    I don't know that I've given up omelettes, but I also tend to scramble my eggs with what might traditionally be considered omelette additives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Yes. I like it overcooked with tons of ingredients.
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