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Folding an Omelet

The hardest part of making an omelet is folding it properly. You want to fold your omelet into a sort of envelope (think of it as gift-wrapping your omelet filling). The basics for making and folding an omelet can give you a good starting point:

1

Beat the eggs and whatever herbs you want.

You can use a fork or a whisk. Beat just enough to mix the whites and yolks.

2

Melt a small amount of butter in a pan.

Use an omelet pan or a skillet, and make sure the butter is hot (but not browned).

3

Pour the egg mixture into the pan.

It should begin to set at the edges immediately.

4

Stir the egg mixture over high heat.

Using a spatula, gently pull the cooked edges toward the center and tilt the pan so the runny mixture flows to the exposed bottom of the pan.

5

Remove the pan from the heat and let it rest for a few seconds.

The center of the omelet should be a little moist because it continues to cook in the hot pan. If you want to add filling to your omelet, do so while the omelet is resting.

6

Tilt the pan away from you and use a spatula to gently fold a third of the omelet on itself.

Fold the side closest to the handle over.

7

Strike the pan handle two or three times with your free hand.

The far side of the omelet should flip back on itself, completing the omelet envelope.

   
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