If you’re like many people out there, you’ve probably tried a bunch of omelette recipes already with only pulling out a decent omelette from time to time. That’s because it kind of takes a lot of patience and some technique to cook the perfect omelette.
Once you’ve given the following a few tries, however, you’ll be at it with no difficulty.
Choose the freshest eggs.
And preferably, choose grass-fed and non-GMO chicken eggs from brands you can trust.
Eggs are the main ingredient in an omelette, and so it makes sense you’ll want to be using only the freshest and only the best.
If you can buy from a farmer’s market, that’d be great, otherwise know which brands of eggs are the best at supermarkets in your area and make sure you’re buying exactly what the label says.
Chefs recommend larger eggs for when making omelettes.
Whisk your eggs until you get an even mixture.
Although you could beat the eggs with a fork, you’ll want to whisk them and whisk them well to get smooth eggs and an even mixture.
Smooth eggs will have your omelette cook evenly, and you want your eggs forming a smooth texture with no strands of egg white or egg yolk unincorporated.
Make sure you use a nonstick pan.
It probably goes without saying that you need a nonstick pan for your omelette to turn out okay, but just in case you may overlook this, know that using a nonstick pan is probably the most important thing of the procedure. You definitely don’t want your eggs sticking to the pan.
On to cooking the omelette.
- Melt butter over medium to medium-low heat until you see it forming a few bubbles. The butter shouldn’t brown, not even slightly, or else the dish must be restarted.
- Eggs whisked and seasoned, or you can choose to season in the pan, add them in and prepare to stir. It’s important that you don’t hear any sizzling when you add the eggs to the pan. Another note, the arduous process of stirring will gift you with a perfectly cooked omelette, so make sure you take as long as needed. A well-trained omelette chef can cook a perfect omelette in just a couple of minutes, but don’t worry if it takes you a few attempts to accomplish that. Scrambled eggs are good too.
- Stir as soon as you add the eggs in and scrape down from the edges toward the center to have the eggs cook evenly.
- Remove off the heat for one minute to allow the bottom of the omelette to finish cooking. At this point, the top should look just under done while the bottom should be firm. Don’t worry about runny eggs. That won’t happen because eggs continue to cook inside after you’ve folded them.
- If you’re adding fillings, you’ll need to pre-cook them. When the omelette is done, place the fillings on one side and begin folding the omelette over.
- Feel free to add a little more butter to the plated omelette. Bon appétit!