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How to make a perfect fluffy omelette

Recipes By Esther Muchene
Omelettes are not only delicious but easy to prepare (Photo: Shutterstock)

Omelettes are one of my personal favorite snacks. You can have them for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner if you like. And the best part is, anyone can learn how to make tasty omelette including your kids because it is super easy. It takes just a few minutes so it’s nothing complicated.

Like any other meal, there are different variations. Why don’t you try them all out - besides, most of us are home, and decide which one you love the best. Be warned, you might get hooked. 

The classic omelet

I learnt how to make this when I was just a kid. When I saw a chef preparing one on a kids show I knew I had to try it out. What you need for this omelette is eggs, butter, milk, toppings, salt and spices. For your toppings go for ham, coriander, cheese and peppers.

Instructions:

1. Crack the eggs into a bowl then pour one tablespoon of milk. 

2. Add salt and spices then mix properly.

3. Preheat a pan on low heat and put some butter or oil. Let the butter melt and ensure that all areas are covered so the omelet won’t stick and burn.

4. Pour your eggs into the pan and let it cook as you gently push the edges towards the center. As the top starts to cook, pour some cheese, ham, peppers or any other topping you have.

5. Check if the bottom is ready then fold the omelet in half. Let it sit for another minute then serve.

Foamy, fluffy omelet

This type of omelette takes fluffy to a whole new level. It has a crusty outside and fluffy inside. This is one you will definitely love. Get your ingredients ready. That is, eggs, spices, salt, butter and your preferred toppings. 

Instructions:

1. Separate the egg whites from the yolk, add salt and whisk. The egg whites should foam and the yolk should have a creamy texture. If you over whisk, the omelet won’t be as fluffy as you want it to be.

2. Pour the yolk into the bowl with egg whites and gently mix them together as you add spices of your choice.

3. Coat your pan with some butter or oil on low heat then pour the mixture in immediately. If you have toppings, add them to your omelet and cover the pan for three to four minutes.

4. Then carefully fold the omelet into half without smashing the fluffy center. Don’t be in a hurry with this step.

5. Cover the pan for a few minutes then serve with toast and tea.

You can use a variety of fillings and toppings like cheese and ham (Photo: Shutterstock)

The other way you can prepare this type of omelet is by whisking the eggs, salt and spices in a bowl. Mix them all together until you get a foamy texture.

Preheat the pan on low heat and coat it with enough butter or oil. Let the bottom side cook for a few minutes as you add toppings. You can add some more oil/butter on the sides to prevent burning.

Once the bottom is fully cooked, flip it over and let the top side cook for a few minutes.

When it’s ready, fold it in half then serve.

Standard fluffy omelet

Again, you will need eggs, salt, spices, toppings and butter.

Instructions:

1. Crack the eggs into a bowl, add salt and spices then whisk it. Add one or two tea spoons of water to give it that fluffy texture and whisk for a few more seconds before adding the toppings. You shouldn’t whisk it into foam.

2. Preheat your pan on low heat and coat it with butter or oil. Pour your mixture into the pan and push the edges towards the center.

3. Let the bottom cook for a minute then flip the omelet so that the top side cooks.

4. Wait for one minute then serve.

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