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Recipe no. 3: The Omelette

Omelette (also Omelet)

According to Wikipedia, the omelette is believed to have originated in the Ancient Near East… “This dish is thought to have traveled to Western Europe via the Middle East and North Africa, with each country adapting the original recipe to produce Italian frittata, Spanish tortilla and the French omelette.”

Probably most famous is the the classic French Omelette, but what makes it French? As with the scrambled egg recipes, we see that technique has as much to do with a recipe as ingredients do, possible more. Check out this vintage video of Julia Child whipping up an omelette for dinner, notice her clever use chopsticks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWmvfUKwBrg

And talk about technique, watch Jacques Pepin’s technique in this demonstration of the Classic French Omelette

Yum. Once you’ve got your technique down, you might want to consider stuffing that perfect omelette with your favorite fillings, my one suggestion is to keep all your ingredients as fresh as your eggs and enjoy!

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  1. ever since the movie julia and julie, i seem to keep reading about julia child.. handling chopstick with egg? that’s cool

    October 13, 2011

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