How to Make an Omelet
Do you know how to make an omelet? Although they’re available year-round, eggs still symbolize the rites of spring: rebirth and renewal.
The omelet, that basic egg dish, symbolizes classic French cuisine–and is the easy answer to “Is there anything in this fridge that I can make a quick meal out of?”
A few tips can get you started on the road to omelet happiness:
*Work with eggs at room temperature. Take them out of the fridge a half hour before you’re ready to go.
*Use a nonstick pan.
*Add water, not milk. (Milk leaks out of cooked eggs.)
*Break eggs on a flat surface instead of the rim of the bowl to avoid getting shell fragments in the mixture.
*Cook eggs on low heat. Eggs are almost entirely protein; on high heat they seize up, get tough, and can’t hold their moisture. (Perhaps you’ve encountered “sweating” eggs.) That’s true for scrambled eggs as well.
*Relax. (Really, they’re just eggs.)