Ultimate French omelette

Ultimate French omelette

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Ready in under 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

The omelette is one of the most fundamental dishes in any cook's arsenal, and this recipe will teach you how to get it right every time

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal396
fat33g
saturates14g
carbs0g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein24g
low insalt0.95g
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Ingredients

To cook with herbs

To cook with cheese

Method

  • STEP 1

    Get everything ready. Warm a 20cm (measured across the top) non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them with a fork so they break up and mix, but not as completely as you would for scrambled egg. With the heat on medium-hot, drop one knob of butter into the pan. It should bubble and sizzle, but not brown. Season the eggs with the parmesan and a little salt and pepper, and pour into the pan.

  • STEP 2

    Let the eggs bubble slightly for a couple of seconds, then take a wooden fork or spatula and gently draw the mixture in from the sides of the pan a few times, so it gathers in folds in the centre. Leave for a few seconds, then stir again to lightly combine uncooked egg with cooked. Leave briefly again, and when partly cooked, stir a bit faster, stopping while there’s some barely cooked egg left. With the pan flat on the heat, shake it back and forth a few times to settle the mixture. It should slide easily in the pan and look soft and moist on top. A quick burst of heat will brown the underside.

  • STEP 3

    Grip the handle underneath. Tilt the pan down away from you and let the omelette fall to the edge. Fold the side nearest to you over by a third with your fork, and keep it rolling over, so the omelette tips onto a plate – or fold it in half, if that’s easier. For a neat finish, cover the omelette with a piece of kitchen paper and plump it up a bit with your fingers. Rub the other knob of butter over to glaze. Serve immediately.

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