Anyone else have a fear of omelettes? Not a fear like the eggs are going to come to life and peck at you, but a fear that you’ll set out to create an omelette and end up with burnt scrambled eggs? Yea. Me too.
There’s a great restaurant/bar in downtown Columbus called Union, and on the weekends, they do a breakfast buffet that’s amazeballs. Not like the Ponderosa buffet that all of us poor kids know (and secretly love) but like a mini-Vegas buffet, and it’s SO YUM. I dream about it regularly. A part of their buffet is a made-to-order omelette station. Every omelette that comes up is full of gooey cheese and yummy bacon and I just decided while making this post that my birthday dinner, that isn’t for another 6 weeks, has now become a birthday brunch and we’re going to that buffet.
Anyway, before I get side-tracked, back to this omelette I was determined to conquer at home. Luckily, I learned to make crepes a few months ago and that helped me get a much better understanding of this whole egg thing, which is really ridiculously easy when you get the hang of it.
Some of the key things that helped me had to do with the skillet I used. You want it to be small-ish . I used a 6 inch skillet. You also want it to be hot before adding your eggs in. I let mine heat on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes before starting. Last, be sure to have your tools ready to go. Once the egg hits the pan, you better be in full on omelette ninja mode for the next 5 minutes.
My favorite part about these is that you can make them totally custom to your meal plan, or your guests if you aren’t brunching alone, without having to make a huge mess. Since you’ll add in the filling individually, it’s easy to make one stuffed with veggies and the other stuffed with every meat on the planet (clears throat and points at husband).
What’s your favorite omelette? Any unique or crazy things I should try?