I was standing in line in my favorite local muffin shop and I noticed the counter person making an omelet for a customer. Well it took me a bit to realize he was making an omelet. At first he was just sauteing tomatoes and basil. But then he poured the egg over the top.
That is how you're supposed to do it???
All these years I've been cooking the eggs first and then putting my fillings on top and trying to flip it without making a mess. Sometimes it works better than others, but I'm not much on appearance. So long as it tastes good, right????
Okay. I hear you all snickering in the back of the room.
So I hit You tube. (There are A LOT of videos on how to cook an omelet!)
This is how I always made my omelettes (minus the salsa)
Jamie Oliver does it the same way.
But then there's this one - and he has a cute French accent. This one is not like any omelette I've ever seen. Looks more like a pancake. I don't really get how he made the eggs so fluffy. And what are sweet eggs?
Back to Jamie.
So - all of these are made the way I do it (more or less) so I was starting to feel better about myself.
I got to thinking, maybe the person in the shop was making a frittatta?
Nope - not it. But whatever you want to call it, this looks delicious! What a great spring meal.
OH! But the next one up in the queue was an open Spanish omelette and that was made the way I saw (just different ingredients).
So, how do you omelette?
Veggies and meat first and add in the beaten egg?
Or cook the egg part and layer the extras on top?
But then there's the BIG question. Omelet or Omelette?
For the breakfast dish consisting of eggs that have been beaten, cooked until set, and folded over, American publications prefer omelet, and this is the spelling recommended by most American English reference sources. In all other main varieties of English, the French spelling, omelette, is preferred.