Recipe by Chef Jean
A Thai-style omelet (kai jeow) is browned and crispy, it's quite different from a French omelet, especially thanks to the punch of umami from its essential ingredient: fish sauce! See note at bottom about additional add ins and serving suggestions.
Directions See How It's Made
- Thinly slice the green onions. In a bowl, mix together the eggs and fish sauce until frothy. Add the green onions and stir.
- Heat the oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat until very hot. Pour in the egg mixture and cook until browned and crispy on one side, 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is browned but the inside is still soft, 1-2 minutes. (The omelet can also be folded in half after about a minute and browned on both sides, if you don't feel comfortable flipping it all at once.).
- Optional add-ins: Ground chicken or pork (cook the meat in the oiled pan before adding the egg mixture), shallots, chopped cilantro or other fresh herb.
- Serve with sticky rice and/or stir fried veggies. Top with chilli sauce.