And The Great Omelette Challenge
Growing up, my dad would make us kids a dinner omelet he called yellow garbage. As and adult
I realized that he was trying to make eating on the cheap fun (for back in those days eggs were a cheap food and didn’t require a loan and collateral to procure a dozen or so). Dad would cut up hot dogs or other cheap meat like bologna or table scraps and add onions or spuds if we had any (Mom, Dad, my younger sister and I were all born in Idaho, though at the time of the advent of yellow garbage we lived in Colorado, which is why we four call potatoes spuds and my two youngest siblings are boring and just call them potatoes.) He would then serve the yellow garbage with ketchup. Us kids thought we were enjoying fine dining!
Great post, Amie! Eggs are by far and away my favourite food, and I do love an omelette (we spell it the French way in British English, too!). For me it must be eggs, just eggs, beaten with a little salt, cooked in a cast-iron plan in plenty of foaming butter. A grind of black pepper before making the fold, and the egg MUST still be quivering. The grill (that’s what we call a broiler over here) is not the omelette’s friend. Eat with just a fork. SCRUM!!!
My late husband, Alain, was a French chef and my chef which was how I met him. His omelettes were par excellence. He, too, used water and beat the eggs until frothy. He also used a salamander (broiler) .
When I make omelettes,, which is rare, I do not use the broiler. On the rare occasion I bother to use the oven my omelette fluffs up exponentially
BETTER AND BETTER AMIE. Keep it up. 🥰
In a million years I would not have thought to make an omelet with aquafabba. I think I will try making a frittata with it. Thanks for the idea.
Thank you for sharing recipes for two different kinds of omelets. Useful article for me. ❤️
Movie stars sure love omelettes! I've made them to recipes by Rip Torn, Mel Brooks, Lynda Day George (peaches and booze in this one), Diana Dors (a favourite as it contains bacon and baked beans), Mary Carlisle, Ruth Gordon (zucchini - yum) Cloris Leachman, Suzanne Pleshette, Nils Asther (a "bachelor's omelet"), Slim Summerville (pineapple!) and Dorothy Dandridge (hers has my favourite omelette recipe name "Emotional Omelet"). Lucky I love omelettes! My favourite omelet/te experience was recreating the one Peter Falk as Columbo rustles up in the very first episode of Columbo. Breaking eggs with one hand, what a STAR! Jx
As the official vegan omelette taste tester, I did like it! Very nutty and satisfying but my favorite go to omelette, usually served for dinner, is smoked salmon, asparagus and cream cheese omelette. I’ve recently started using tinned smoked salmon from Trader Joe’s. Packed like sardines. And at 3.99 a tin with enough salmon for 3 omelette’s it helps offset those crazy egg prices! And better yet it’s asparagus season. Whenever we have leftover asparagus we have the omelette’s the next day. A tablespoon or 2 of cream cheese inside the omelette is the perfect choice with this but any cheese will work. And years ago I had the omelette flip pan! Worst invention ever! That was out of the house after one use!
My mom made omelettes with jelly inside. I had forgotten that! I can't imagine using it now
Thank you so much Amie! I'm going to try the vegan option. YAY!! I had no idea I could do that and I have loads of Garbanzo beans in my pantry.
I love omelets! I'm with you on the broiler method!
Definitely something I had never considered!
Tortilla is a great name too
Love an omelette!
On this beautiful day, I cannot help but express my immense gratitude for your extraordinary blog. Your writing is truly remarkable, and it has left a lasting impression on me.
Well Health Hub, LLC