Omelette comes in many different shapes and sizes, and many people would say, they are all delicious. There are many iterations of this classic breakfast dish that range from the all-white omelet, precisely folded, with feta cheese and spinach to the classic omelette we make at home that is perfectly fluffy and filled with whatever we had left in the fridge.
There is no denying that we all have our own little secrets on how to make omelette taste better, but how about the mistakes we make when cooking this brunch staple? Some would say there is no such thing as a wrong way of cooking an omelette.
But if you’ve ever had an omelette that is either slimy and gross or burned at the edges, then you know there are some mistakes that can ruin an omelette faster than you can crack an egg.
No amount of ketchup can make up for an omelette that is dryer than the Sahara Desert.
But the good news is that we can all learn how to make eggs taste better by steering clear of these very common mistakes:
1. Cooking the eggs on high heat
Most of us are in a hurry in the morning, so we tend to want to crank up the heat when cooking up an omelette. But that’s a sure way to burn one side of the omelette and undercook the rest. Always cook your eggs on low heat. It may take a minute or two longer, but just think about all the time you’ll save not having to scrap all that burnt eggs parts off your pan.
2. Using eggs that have been in your fridge since forever and a day
How to make omelette taste great? It all starts by using quality ingredients. Fresh eggs will always taste better than eggs that have been in your fridge for weeks. We recommend buying fresh organic eggs every other few days. Buy smaller quantities more often, and you’ll see how much of a difference it makes.
3. Cooking the filling while you cook the eggs
Eggs cook very fast when they are in the pan. Not the same can be said, however, for ingredients typically used for the filling, especially frozen vegetables. When you cook them together, it’s likely to end up with a watery omelette that just doesn’t taste all that good. Whether it’s made of mushrooms, spinach, cheese, sausage or bacon, always cook your filling first.
4. Whisking the eggs too much, too soon
One mistakes people often make when making an omelette is getting overzealous in whisking the eggs. Also, they do this too soon. The whisking should be done right before you are ready to add the mixture into the pan. This will make your omelette fluffy, just the way you like it!
Now you know how to make omelette taste the best it can taste. If you enjoyed these tips, make sure to share them with others who could use this information!