Yes, We Actually Do Want Fluff
Editors Note: By now, you may have noticed the comments by the former *lurker* miked. It took him a while to come around to the whole blogging thing, even though his woman, Edouble, is an ES contributer. So while miked will talk to me about recipes and now gChat about recipes, maybe one day we can get him on the blogging tip. You can spy on our virtual convo about omelets below. And, Maidelitala, don’t be mad miked stole your omelet thunder.
miked: have you every had a fluffy omelet?
i just made one and Maidelitala made them yesterday morning. i told her she should do a post.
1) separate yolks and whites
2) whip up whites till they get sort of fluffy/bubbly
3) pour fluffy whites into pan
4) pour yolks (if you like them) on top of fluffy whites.
5) put other omelet stuff there
gansie: yum! interesting…i never get that complicated w/ my omelets
miked: it doesn’t really take much longer—as long as you have the yolk-separating skills—you just do it while veggies, etc. are sautéeing.
gansie: and then for the omelet part
do you flip it to cook the other side or just put the filling in the runny-ish center?
miked: you put the filling in the runny-ish center and then fold… I actually fold and flip after a while to limit the runny-ness.
depending on preference, you can either fold each side up (like an enchilada) or just fold it in half like a taco…
gansie: i usually do it in half
but i still need lots of practice
miked: yep…it’s hit or miss…
i think the keys are
1) use enough lube
2) don’t over stuff
wow, that sounds really dirty.
gansie: works for me!
whats your filling of choice?
miked: whatever I have…
today it was baby bellas and green pepper and extra sharp cheddar.
i’m usually lazy and just make scrambles
miked: you should just try to make omelets, because a failure can always become a scramble–and it will still be fluffier (even if you don’t use Maidelitala special fluffy technique)
gansie: ps, this is now definitely going to be a blog post
do you mind?
miked: ok, but I learned the fluffy part from Maidelitala…so she should do it.
gansie: i’ll give credit to both of you