It’s hard to define what makes a universally classic breakfast, but a well-prepared egg omelet should most likely be a part of it. They say every chef needs to learn to make this meal before they can proceed to harder challenges. Luckily, learning how to make an omelet isn’t that hard. You just need a good teacher – and we’ll be that for you.
If you want to incorporate an omelet breakfast into your meal plan, you’re in the right place. We’ll give you our omelet recipe along with some of the best tips you’ll hear. So read on, and learn how to cook an omelet.
Choose the Right Cookware
No matter what the meal is, the first thing that matters is the cookware you own. Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of tools to make the perfect egg omelet. Picking the right pan is the first step.
If you have options, you should definitely go for a non-stick saute pan. You’ll save yourself the trouble of washing dishes for an hour after the meal, and on top of that, your breakfast is going to turn out a lot tastier. For those who want to impress with their omelet-making skills, an 8-inch pan is perfect for 2 eggs, and going for a 10-inch one is perfect for 3 eggs.
Apart from the heat and a pan, a spatula is the only tool you need to make an omelet breakfast. So, get one that doesn’t stick, and you’re good to go.
How to Cook an Omelet
Even though the French invented the meal, the American version of the omelet recipe seems to be the most popular in the world. Down below, we’ve explained how to cook an omelet the American and the French way. Give them both a shot and see which one you prefer.
The American Version
Learning how to make an omelet is the first step in your cooking journey, and we’ll explain it in 5 easy steps.
- Start by Beating the Eggs
Get as many eggs as you would like, break them, and put them all in a bowl. Use a fork to beat the eggs. You don’t have to do this for long, a few rounds will do.
- Preheat the Pan and Melt the Butter
Turn on the stove, put the pan on top of it, and let it heat up. Using medium-low heat is best when making an omelet. Once the pan is heated, put some butter in and let it melt.
- Pour the Eggs In
Once you add the eggs, let them sit for a few moments. Then lift up the edges and let the liquid eggs go underneath the cooked parts.
- Add Extras
You can add ham, cheese, mushrooms, or pretty much anything you like!
- Fold and Serve
The French Version
Maybe it’s because they are more familiar with the American version, they prefer it over the French, or it’s a bit harder to prepare, but most people outside of Europe don’t know how to make an omelet the French way. However, the omelet recipe by itself isn’t that different.
You start by beating the eggs and pouring them into the pan. Instead of lifting the edges and letting the eggs flow underneath, you shake the pan until they are done. You can insert the add-ins whenever you like, but don’t rush it. The finishing step is also a bit different.
Unlike the American version, where you get your egg omelet folded, the French version is served in a roll. So, once your eggs are done, roll them, and enjoy a real French omelet breakfast.
Come to Rakija Lounge if you want to see how a professional chef makes an omelet. We’ll be more than happy to serve you and your friends and family!