Some Tips on Preparing an Omelet

To some, the question of how to make the perfect omelet might sound a little baffling. It is a dish so simple even the most skillfully challenged should be able to prepare some. But this is a real thing; some people might find preparing a dish of omelet is already challenging let alone a perfect one. Besides, what constitutes the perfect omelet, anyway? Everyone has their own standards for perfect things. Some likes their omelet runny and creamy. Some others would rather their omelet solid and chewy. Some people love adding things to go with their omelet. Some other people choose something that is plain with less or no additions. See, the term “the perfect omelet” is something a bit tricky to determine as everyone has their own version of perfect. However, as valid this opinion as it might be, there are indeed some factors that make up the standard procedure of preparing an omelet. This is not only about making a perfect omelet. This is also about preparing an omelet that makes sense in every meaning of the words. So, what are those standardized procedures?

First, be mindful of the heat. As an egg-based dish, an omelet tends to overcooked or burn easily. You might think you have it under control but let one mistake slip and you toast your egg, ending up with a pile of strange mass, unpleasant both visually and taste-wise. Make sure you set your pan over a low heat. Low heat helps ensure that the egg cooks evenly. The resulting omelet would appear gorgeously golden yellow as a result. If you plan to prepare a veggie omelet, there is one trick you need to know before moving into the kitchen. As stated before, egg cooks so fast you practically only require minutes to prepare it. Now, carrots or broccolis are perfect for omelet ingredients but they are hard veggies. Cooking them at the same time as you cook your egg will result in uncooked pieces of veggies wrapped under layers of egg stuff. To deal with this, you can have the veggies sliced or cut quite small and cooked in boiling water for a moment, to a level of softness that you prefer. Once done, mix the cooked veggies with beaten eggs and pour it over hot pan. Leave it for some minutes and enjoy your breakfast.

Provided that you use a non-sticky pan, you can forgo having to add some fat to cook your omelet with. This plain version of omelet is arguably healthier as no fat involved. But adding fat will enhance the texture and add flavors to your dish. Pretty much any kind of oil or fat can be used to cook an omelet with: butter, margarine, veggie oils, anything. However, while the choice of fat is completely yours to decide, one thing remains the same: the fat or oil you use must be spread evenly over the pan. This will ensure that every inch of your omelet cook evenly and covered in that heavenly layer of goodness.