Sunday, August 7, 2011

Perfect Omelettes

  • Work over medium heat
  • Start with a hot skillet
  • Add clarified butter; coat the pan evenly
  • Add four whisked eggs
  • Cover for a minute or so, until cooked most of the way through
  • Add some fillings
  • Slip a thin flipper under the eggs, fold over
  • Add a splash of water, cover again to finish cooking
  • Slide out. Perfect!

Discussion: Clarified butter added to a hot skillet are the keys to making perfect omelettes. Clarified butter handles high temperatures beautifully and doesn't stick. You can see in the video that the pan isn't even perfectly clean—I had just finished frying breakfast sausage in it and only scraped out the crud with a splash of hot water.

Also, cooking with one  hand while filming with the other was challenging.

Music: Merry Go Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"

Edited with Windows Live Movie Maker version 2011 (which was pleasant and easy to use).

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