News Breakfast: Classic Omelette tips
Posted 30 Jun 2020
ABC News Breakfast 30 June 2020
Classic 2-egg omelette
- 2-3 eggs
- Fat of choice oil or butter
- Cheese of choice – like feta halloumi, cheddar, mozzarella (this is optional but awesome)
- Flavourings of choice – mushrooms spinach, soft herbs, ham (the world is your oyster!)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Get a non-stick omelette pan (they’re the small ones in your drawer) on medium heat and leave it to warm up before adding your fat of choice. If using marinated feta, use a couple of teaspoons of oil from the jar. Otherwise, my pick is ghee.
- Beat eggs together in a bowl with a pinch of salt until the whites and eggs have combined.
- Prep your flavourings – dice veg, chop herbs – the smaller your ingredients, the less time they’ll need in the pan.
- If using ham or any other veg that requires a little more heating through, add this to the pan first and let it sizzle away for a minute or so, stirring often. Remove these from the pan and reserve.
- Pour the egg mix into the pan, stirring it about a little with a spatula to help as much of it access the heat evenly as possible and keep the omelette nice and thin. pop over your chosen flavourings and cheese through the middle of the pan, waiting until the egg sets around it.
- When the egg has just stopped being fully runny, give the omelette a little swish in the pan to ensure it hasn’t stuck anywhere, then use the spatula to fold one third of the omelette over the flavourings.
- Pop a plate in one hand, the pan in the other and, if you’re feeling daring, turn the omelette out onto the plate so that the other third folds under the omelette and forms a seam. Alternatively, leave the omelette as a half-moon and slip it out of the pan onto the plate as is.