Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday’s Cupful: Background on the omelet

Flipping for this eggie dish
Julia Child cooked one on live television and had a tough time keeping it in the pan while flipping. Also, if you spell it “omelet” or “omelette” that’s all right because both are correct. This food item consists of beaten eggs cooked in a hot pan with butter or oil. The cooked egg usually gets folded, flipped, or wrapped around a filling of one or several ingredients. Cooks can make a basic omelet filled with cheese or cheese and chopped chives. A small amount of cream, milk, or water must be added to the beaten egg mixture before cooking. The added liquid causes extra bubbles to form, which makes a light and fluffy end product. Renditions vary based on regional tastes. The Chinese like eating Egg Foo Young while Italians serve Frittata. Americans fill their Western Omelets with chopped ham, sliced onion, and diced bell pepper. How do you like your omelets?

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