Creating any egg dish or the perfect omelet can be a daunting task since egg dishes require the knowledge of certain techniques, two of those being the right pan and the right amount of heat. The wrong pan and the wrong amount of heat can completely destroy a perfect egg dish.
A particular egg dish that many find intimating is indeed omelets.
In this article, I will be showing you how to make the perfect omelet.
Let’s start with the basics first; and that is knowing what exactly is an omelet.
What is an Omelet?
A perfect omelet is always tender, light and fluffy with a creamy texture inside. Some omelets, however, may have a different texture or flavor depending on whether or not other ingredients are added in to kick the omelet up a knock.
Some of those ingredients could be bell pepper chunks, cheeses, salsa, onions, spinach, broccoli, or sausage bites.
There are times when all these ingredients are placed into an omelet to make them a bit heartier and more flavorful.
However, most egg omelets are best the way they are if made properly. Creating the perfect omelet requires a few proper ingredients. Those ingredients are farm fresh eggs, whole milk or heavy cream, whole fat butter, salt and ground black pepper.
How to Make the Perfect Omelet
To create the perfect light and fluffy omelet, heat up an eight-inch non-stick pan with a tablespoon or two of butter in it.
As the butter is melting in the pan, the egg omelet mixture can be made up.
To make the egg omelet mixture, crack two to three eggs into a mixing bowl and add in two to three tablespoons of whole milk or cream.
Next, whip the eggs and cream up together using a wire whisk and add in salt and pepper for some flavor. Once the butter is melted in the pan, pour the egg omelet mixture into it and begin cooking the omelet slowly on low heat.
Never cook any egg dish on high heat because it will destroy the dish.
As the omelet begins to cook, take a spatula and push the eggs from the edge of the pan into the center of the pan slowly.
After, tilt the pan in circular motions to push the liquid omelet mixture towards the outside of the pan and repeat these steps until a round fluffy light-yellow omelet has formed.
This process takes about five minutes if done properly.
Once the omelet is ready, serve it up hot for a hearty meal.
Creating the perfect light and fluffy egg omelet does not have to be difficult. Knowing the right tools, ingredients and techniques is the key knowledge needed.