Cooking the best omelette is all about technique and ingredients. Here’s a simple recipe for a classic French omelette that will turn out perfectly every time:
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them together with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the butter and let it melt.
- Once the butter is melted and starting to foam, add the eggs to the skillet.
- Let the eggs cook for a minute or two until the bottom starts to set.
- Using a spatula, lift the edges of the omelette and let the uncooked eggs flow to the bottom of the skillet.
- Once the top of the omelette is mostly set, fold it in half or in quarters.
- Cook for another minute or so, until the omelette, is fully set and golden brown.
- Carefully slide the omelette onto a plate and serve immediately.
This is a basic recipe for a classic French omelette, but you can customize it by adding ingredients like cheese, herbs, vegetables or meat to your liking.
It’s important to use a non-stick skillet and good quality butter to avoid sticking, and also to use low or medium heat to cook the omelette to avoid burning it. And also, be sure to use fresh eggs, and make sure they’re at room temperature before cracking them.
With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to cook a perfect omelette every time. Bon Appetit!