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Recipe

Basic Omelet Master Recipe

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 1 omelet.

Servings: one.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 large or extra-large eggs
  • 1 Tbs. water
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • 4 grinds freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh herbs (optional)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. unsalted butter
  • Choice of filling and garnish

Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size without filling or garnish
      Calories (kcal) : 220
      Fat Calories (kcal): 170
      Fat (g): 18
      Saturated Fat (g): 6
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 8
      Cholesterol (mg): 435
      Sodium (mg): 370
      Carbohydrates (g): 1
      Fiber (g): 0
      Protein (g): 13

Preparation

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, salt, pepper, and herbs (if using) until the yolks and whites are well combined but not foamy. In an 8-inch heavy-duty non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil and then add the butter. Swirl to coat the pan. When the butter melts, pour the eggs into the pan. With a heatproof spatula, scramble the eggs using small, circular scribbling motions until soft curds start to form, 30 to 50 seconds.
  • As the mixture firms, spread it over the bottom of the pan; swipe the sides as needed. Stop working the curds to let the omelet begin to firm and let it sit about 30 seconds. (If you like your eggs well done, let it go a bit longer.)
  • If using cheese, scatter it evenly, leaving a scant margin around the omelet’s edge. Add the other filling ingredients and use your spatula to press them gently into the curds to incorporate the filling into the omelet.
  • With the spatula, lift one-third of the omelet and fold it over the center like a business letter.
  • Tilt the pan toward the plate slide the omelet so one-third of it hangs over the pan’s edge. Invert the pan, using the spatula to help support the omelet so that it flips neatly over itself as it slides out of the pan.

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