French Omelette
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French Omelette
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:28:49 AM. Recipe ID 64344. Report a problem with this recipe.
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A French Omelette or is a dish consisting of fried beaten eggs, often with an added 


    * 4 eggs
    * oil and butter.


   1. Loosely mix the eggs. Season the mixture with some salt and pepper.
   2. Heat a frying pan.
   3. Add oil and a small amount of butter when the pan starts to get hot. Enough to 
coat the pan entirely, but no more. Remove any excess oil.
   4. Let the pan get as hot as you can, without burning the butter, and keep the flame 
   5. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and quickly tilt the pan to let it spread 
around the bottom.
   6. With a spoon or spatula, pull the solidified edges towards the center and tilt 
the pan to let the egg mixture fill the gap again. Keep repeating this (quickly) until 
there's not enough liquid egg left to fill the gap. (The top of the omelette should 
still be liquid).
   7. Turn the flame down a little lower to fold the egg. Use a spatula to pry the 
edges loose from the pan. When the omelette is completely loose from the pan. Fold one 
part over the other. You can fold half of the omelette over the other half, or fold one 
third of the omelette inwards and then fold the remaining flap over that, to create a 
thicker, less wide omelette.
   8. Slide the omelette onto the plate.

The center of the omelette should be just barely cooked, and a little runny. The 
outside should be cooked, but not browned (or slightly browned). The center will 
continue to cook after the omelette is removed from the pan, so be sure to eat it right 

Notes, tips and variations

    * The center of a good omelette should not be cooked completely. Because of this, 
there is a slight risk of salmonella poisoning. Be careful when serving omelettes to 
children, pregnant, elderly or ill people. Use pasturized egg to be completely sure.
    * To decrease the amount of eggs used, use less eggs, and add some milk.
    * Omelettes are often cooked with extra ingredients, or a 'filling'. How 
ingredients should be added depends on the ingredient. Some ingredients, like cheese, 
can be added to the egg mixture. Some should be fried before making the omelette 
(possibly in the same pan as the omelette, before adding the eggs). To use the 
ingredients more as a filling, than as a part of the mixture, add the to the omelette 
just before folding.
    * There are many ingredients and fillings that can be used in omelettes. Some 
          o pre-cooked bacon.
          o Any kind of Cheese.
          o broccoli.
          o olives.
          o Chopped tomatoes, optionally with seeds removed.
          o Ham/salami/prosciutto
          o Mushrooms (sauteÚd)

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Recipe ID 64344 (Nov 18, 2007)

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