How to flip an omelette if you aren’t a chef
This tutorial on how to flip an omelette is for all of us that aren’t chefs and aren’t able to do that flip in the air thing. I spent many years not making omelette recipes because of the many flops along the way.
Eggs are a really nutritious meal. They have good quality protein in them and they also have certain vitamins in the yolk of the egg. We have at least one day a week (usually on the weekends) where eggs form part of the meal or are the actual meal. It is nice however to have some variation in the eggs that you make rather than just sticking to the same egg recipe all the time.
This got me thinking and got me back to the fact that my omelette making still isn’t great. So I decided that there has be a way to conquer this omelette recipe once and for all. This tutorial is the result of many frustrating tries but also my triumph because my omelettes don’t fail anymore.
So here it goes….What is the trick to flipping an omelette like a mom and not like a chef:
2 – 3 eggs
¼ tsp baking powder
1 tsp butter
2 Tbsp cheese
Filling or your choice (for this one I used sliced olives)
- Scramble 2 – 3 eggs together with the salt of salt and baking powder
- Put the teaspoon of butter into a non-stick pan and allow it melt (I use a pan that is 7 inches or 18 centimetres in diameter and I make one omelette at a time. I find the big omelettes too difficult to handle)
- When the butter is melted pour in the egg mixture
- As the eggs are cooking use your egg lifter to gently scrape away the egg mixture from the side of the pan so that when it comes to flipping the omelette you have space to get the lifter under the omelette
- I also gently break open sections of the omelette (with my egg lifter) that are cooked to allow the uncooked liquid egg on the top to get to the pan’s hot surface to cook more quickly
- Now it’s time to sprinkle the omelette with your cheese and some of filling and continue to allow the omelette to cook through
- When the omelette is mostly cooked gently lift the side of the omelette and flip it over halfway to close the omelette
- Gently push the lifter under the omelette to make sure that the omelette isn’t stuck to the pan before you slide it off
- Slide the omelette off the pan and onto a side plate and then flip the omelette back into the pan and off the side plate making sure that the less cooked side is touching the pan’s surface
- When the omelette is done, slide it back out the pan and onto the plate you intend to eat off
- And there you have it! A perfectly flipped omelette