Friday, September 19, 2008

I just had to laugh

Sometimes I feel like the Food Network is stalking me. I had given Thatboy an omelet lecture about the best way to make the perfect omelet, when all of a sudden I turn on Food Network and what do I see? Alton Brown explaining how to make the perfect omelet. And using the same techniques I do. If he hadn't aired the show originally 5 years ago I would seriously consider changing my locks and getting black out shades.

Instead I used it as proof to Thatboy just how smart I am. He always needs a lot of convincing. I'm not sure why. Especially after having one of my omelets. Personally I know as soon as I take a bite, I proclaim myself a genius. This isn't a really fancy one, I make fancier, but I'm going through a gruyere phase right now. It's mostly fueld by the new cheese store around the corner from my house that I'm madly in love with. So a simple omelet with gruyere was the perfect way to start the morning.

Gruyere Omelet
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 or 2 pinches of salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbs. water
  • 1 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbs. shredded Gruy√®re cheese
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh chives
  1. In a bowl, combine the eggs, salt, pepper and water. Beat lightly with a fork until blended.
  2. In an small pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and swirl in the pan until it foams. When the foam subsides, add the eggs, shaking the pan to keep them moving over the heat, then quickly and lightly stir the eggs. Cook to the desired consistency. Me and Alton Brown both recommend undercooking the middle slightly, when you fold it on itself the heat of the cooked portions will continue cooking the middle.
  3. Add the cheese and chives across the center of the omelette. Now here's the big trick:
  4. Take the handle of the pan in one hand and tip the pan forward, rolling about one-fourth of the omelette onto itself.
  5. Slide the omelette onto a plate with the folded portion underneath.
Calories 279.3
Total Fat 19.4 g
Saturated Fat 7.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.1 g
Cholesterol 652.4 mg
Sodium 234.4 mg
Potassium 192.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.9 g
Protein 22.8 g


  1. I suck at omelets, so I plan to try your technique next!

  2. I have been in the mood for this kind of thing lately...

  3. Hmm...I'm thinking of making mac n cheese with gruyere involved. This is making me think about it more.