Is there a more versatile dish than the omelette? Whether you fancy something simple and quick or want to indulge yourself with a more substantial dish, an omelette provides the perfectly culinary vehicle to meet your needs.
Whatever your preference, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, we’ve put together some brilliant tips to make sure you make an awesome omelette every single time.
First it’s all about getting the basics down – we have put together a step-by-step guide on what you need to do, including a handy video demonstration with Chef Paul Merrett.
Omelette novices be warned: omelettes aren’t as easy as pancakes when it comes to flipping. Knowing how to flip an omelette is always a good trick to know, especially when there are loads of ingredients involved. Don’t let your omelette become a scramble and read our simple guide!
One of the best things about omelettes is just how versatile they can be! Each and every one can be tailor-made to your preference for mealtime perfection. Whether you want to stuff it full of tasty, fresh vegetables or load up on hearty meat and cheese, an omelette is exactly what you make of it! Read up on omelette fillings for some ideas on just what you can make!
Flat omelettes might make do for a classic filling-free recipe but what if you want to make something which is a little bulkier? Getting an omelette nice and fluffy isn’t so much what you do with it once it’s in the pan, but making sure you have prepared all other cooking aspects correctly. Read upon our top tips on how to fluff up your omelette for a delicious meal ready in minutes.
What are the differences between an omelette, tortilla and frittata?
Even though they may have a few things in common, there are a few differences between this tasty trio you might not have known.
- Omelettes are usually shallow and folded, often containing a few other ingredients such as ham, cheese, mushrooms or other vegetables. These additions are usually added during cooking before being folded over and served for breakfast or lunch.
- Tortillas (also known as Spanish omelettes) are usually much deeper and contain sliced potatoes and onion. These are often cooked over a lower heat before being turned half way before being served cold as a picnic dish or even as a main meal.
- Frittatas are the Italian approach and are similar to tortillas in that they are thicker than omelettes and can contain more ingredients. However, unlike tortillas, the frittata doesn’t usually contain potatoes and is usually finished in the oven, whereas tortillas are cooked in a pan on the stove.