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 Post subject: OMFG OMELETTE PERFECTION
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 9:53 pm 
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So I watched the Good Eats episode "Zen and the Art of Omelette Maintenance" (transcript here) and I decided this morning to try the technique he demonstrated.

My omelette skill has gone from "pretty good" to "OMFG *NROM*" absolutely instantly.

Horribly good technique.

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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 6:09 am 
I read the transcript, but there were some visual aids missing that were really necessary to a true understanding of the process. Nevertheless, I learned a few things. I'll have to try this technique sometime in the future.

Though personally, I'm a scrambled egg man, omelettes are good too.


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 11:47 am 
I freakin love Good Eats. I usually only use egg whites though, which I've discovered the hard way necessitates a few modifications on the Good Eats technique.

(1)Egg whites cook ALOT faster than whole beaten eggs. This means you don't cook on high heat or even medium. Set the heat to a low or low/medium setting.

(2)Do not stir the egg-whites with the spatula for 5 seconds after they hit the pan as Good Eats suggests. Egg-whites solidify almost the second they hit the pan and if you stir at all you will have instant scrambled eggs... they'll be really good but that's not what we're going for here.

I've found the most important step in making eggs (scrambled or omelettes) is warming them first. For whatever reason it makes them light and fluffy.


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 1:38 pm 
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Sure, because there's not as much temperature change needed to go from warm eggs to cooked eggs as there is to go from cold eggs to cooked eggs.

I love this new technique. Has allowed me to produce the fluffiest omelettes I've ever done, and makes flippage a WHOLE lot easier.

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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 6:36 pm 
I haven't yet gotten the chance to try this with an omelette yet (though I have it planned for Mothers Day) but I tried this technique with scrambled eggs and they showed a marked improvement.

Nyum.


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