Plain omelette

This egg recipe shows how to make a plain omelette, sometimes spelt omelet or omlette.  If looking for a recipe for omelettes, this omelette recipe will be ideal.

Ingredients – Serves 1

  • 3 large fresh eggs
  • 10g unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Sea salt / pepper

Getting everything ready

  1. Break the eggs into a tea cup, remove any unwanted shell and transfer into a larger bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and beat the eggs together using a fork or whisk.

Method

  1. Over quite a high heat, heat the omelette pan and add the butter and oil (the oil should stop the butter from burning).  When the butter begins to bubble well, pour in the beaten egg mixture.
  2. Cook the egg mixture quickly, keeping the pan moving with one hand and stirring with a fork or spatula with the other, not allowing the mixture to settle.
  3. Do not overcook the omelette.  It is done when it is still a little runny on top (‘baveuse’).
  4. Remove the plain omelette from the heat.  Using the fork or spatula, fold the omelette and carefully turn out onto a warm plate.
  5. Serve the plain omelette immediately.

Plain omelette – hints and tips

Try to find a small frying pan, preferably non-stick, about 7” in diameter, with sloping sides: a proper little omelette pan.  If you can spare it, keep it for just making omelettes.  A large frying pan may prove to be too big and the egg mixture will spread far and wide, leaving you with a very large, thin, flat omelette

Using a fork when making omelettes may not be too good on non-stick pans.  So, if you feel more comfortable in using a spatula, then please do so.  It will stop any scratches on that special pan.

You can make your omelette into a neater shape by covering with a clean cloth and using your hands to shape it into an oval.  Remove the cloth and serve.

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