It is a truth universally acknowledged that being good at making omelettes will win you respect among your peers and admirers among your gender of choice.
A lesser known truth is that omelettes are the perfect food for classy poor people who don’t have a lot of time and need to eat RIGHT NOW. People tend to think that omelettes are difficult or a little too fancy for their cooking skills, but I am here to tell you that they are simple as hell and if all else fails, you can just turn it into cheesy scrambled eggs.
Butter or butter-like spray
a splash of milk
a dash of salt
1/4 cup of shredded cheese
Place a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Crack two eggs into a small mixing bowl. Add a splash of milk and a dash of salt, and whip into a frenzy with a fork. The goal is to add air to the mixture to make your omelette nice and fluffy.
To the skillet, add a small pat of butter and swirl it around as it melts to coat the pan. If you’re avoiding butter (why???), hit the pan with a few spray of canola oil.
Dump your egg mixture into the pan. Wait for the eggs to set (a minute or two), then turn the pan 180 degrees on your stove. This ensures that if your stove cooks unevenly (most do, especially in crappy rentals), your eggs will still be cooked evenly on both sides.
Some people (my mom), will pull back the edges of the omelette that have already set so that the uncooked eggs will run into the hot part of the pan. I don’t like to do to this because it makes your omelette look like a brain (and that’s gross) (I think). Just be patient!
After a few minutes, you will notice that the eggs are beginning to look cooked. When you see little air bubbles coming through, it’s time to add the cheese. Grab whatever shredded cheese you have in your fridge (I like mozzarella personally), and add a handful to one side of your omelette.
Once you notice that the cheese is beginning to melt, use a spatula to pick up the bare half of the omelette and fold it over onto the cheesy side. Wait one minute.
Now is the best part! Use the spatula to pick up the omelette and flip it in the pan. I know this can be scary BUT YOU JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. You can do it, I know it.
Wait another minute and voila! You have a fancy little cheese omelette – guaranteed to keep you full as you hustle on to your next task. I think omelettes pair well with diced avocado and cherry tomatoes, but that’s just me.
What’s your go-to cheap & easy meal? Let me know in the comments! I pretty much need a break from omelettes at this point.