Wednesday, June 9, 2010

And more eggs!

I love eggs anytime and they are especially wonderful for a quick supper.

A simple omelette goes together in less than a minute. For an especially entertaining and endearing tutorial, watch Julia Childs make a French (bien sur) omelette:

I love how she tosses the unsatisfactory pan under the counter.

The ingredients are so basic: 2-3 eggs, a little water, butter to coat a non-stick pan. The technique takes a bit of practice (do watch the above video to learn how!) but as they say, you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette.

To dress up a plain omelette, sprinkle the finished product with fresh herbs, grated cheese or crumbled bacon. Or quickly saute veggies such as onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and pour over the top. I prefer to use these ingredients as toppings rather than to dump them into the eggs when they are cooking. This keeps the texture of the omelette creamy smooth and tender on the inside.

My preference is for a plain tri-fold omelette with a crusty french bagette and green salad with vinaigrette. Often, simple is best.

So, try it out on your family tonight. Even if you don't get the technique right immediately, still you will have a delicious dinner.

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