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Omelette hacks and tips

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myrtleWilson · 23/03/2017 22:05

Sometimes I make good omelettes, sometimes (including tonight) I make pretty rubbish ones (over cooked) but I don't feel like I fundamentally do anything different and the outturn of good or bad is a big omelette dice roll...

Plus I've never ever mastered a truly exceptional omelette - those fluffy filled pillows of delight... (Spanish tortillas I have nailed however Smile )

So, please share the omelette wisdom to help me out...

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NormaSmuff · 25/03/2017 18:23

i got rid of my cast iron when we got a ceramic hob, havent attempted an omelette since. i must attempt.

i learnt from queen delia

owenjonesismyhero · 25/03/2017 20:15

Beat the whites separately then add the to the beaten yolks, THAT is the secret!

Mummydummy · 26/03/2017 11:26

I follow most people's approach but with pepper add some dried herbs as well - marjoram and thyme.. and I dont use the grill. Making me hungry now.

blackcherries · 26/03/2017 15:47

adding water is meant to sort of 'steam' it so it's fluffier.

BarbaraofSeville · 26/03/2017 19:43

Who knew cooking an omelette was so complex. I often have an omelette for breakfast and it's just really quick and simple. Whisk eggs, hot pan, whizz around a bit, flip when nearly done and turn heat off, omelette done. I sometimes add cream cheese and smoked salmon before folding. Takes two minutes and I like it, even if it's not 'perfect'.

Keep a dedicated omelette pan. Do not wash the pan ever, just wipe out with kitchen roll each time before using and add a knob of butter while the pan heats.

Delia likes an aluminium one, but I had to ditch mine when we got the induction hob. Now we use the cheapest non stick frying pans that work on induction that were sold by Ikea - cost about £10/15 and work great.

Instead of cooking chips especially, make a point of using any leftover chips in an omelette.

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Joanna0685 · 26/03/2017 22:11

I have no idea how to do it, but a like button would be really handy for subjects like this to get the best answers

Brollsdolls · 27/03/2017 07:37

I make amazing omelettes.

Mix the eggs & milk in a cup.
Mix up the eggs in the pan as they are cooking and then respread in the pan to make them thick and fluffy.
Turn over and put a handful of cheese on one side.
Fold the omelette over and leave until the cheese has melted.
Eat the delicious omelette!

I also do this with mushrooms added to pan first.

00100001 · 27/03/2017 09:01

Omelette: Hot pan, cook it quickly.
scrambled: Low heat, cook them slowly

originalbiglymavis · 27/03/2017 09:08

I don't flip, I wait until it's almost done, whack on a load of cheese and fold it.

I grill big fat ones (tortilla, veggie etc).

Omlette and chips from the French cafe near my old work mmmmmmmmm.

originalbiglymavis · 27/03/2017 09:09

Anyone got a good tortilla tip? Mine are ok but not yummy.

NormaSmuff · 27/03/2017 09:46

I cook mushrooms in butter in a separate pan,
i also grate cheese onto omelette after its been in the pan for a bit, before putting under grill
sometimes add basil, but mainly salt and pepper.

omelette uses water, its milk for scrambled eggs.
i must make an omelette today.

00100001 · 27/03/2017 11:31



originalbiglymavis · 27/03/2017 14:46

In the omelette​? But saint Delia says not to add salt to egg before you cook them!

00100001 · 27/03/2017 18:29

Then salt the other ingredients :)

owenjonesismyhero · 05/04/2017 19:35

Crushed ready salted crisps instead of potato in the omlette original

Omlette cooked in butter that is browning is best too

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