French Omelet

"I learned this simple recipe from my dad, who cooked it often for breakfast. Simple, but my favourite omelet."
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  • Whisk the eggs with the water and salt and pepper. Water helps bond the egg, so the omelet will fold more easily.
  • Put 3/4 (15g) of the butter and 1/2 (ie. a dash) of the olive oil in a good non-stick 20cm to 30cm frying pan. Heat till the butter bubbles. Mixing the oil with butter makes the mixture spread out, and mushrooms taste better cooked in butter.
  • Put the mushroom, onion and bacon (and potato, if using) in the frying pan. Cook until the onion starts to brown (and stir to ensure the mushroom soaks & bacon cooks). Remove from the pan.
  • Put 1/4 (5g) of the butter and another dash of the olive oil in the pan. Again heat until it bubbles. Make sure it covers the base of the frying pan (by tipping & tilting the frying pan). Put the whisked egg in the frying pan, and make sure that it covers the base of the frying pan (by tipping & tilting again).
  • Immediately put the cooked bacon, mushrooms & onions on one half of the omelet - whichever half looks like it might cook the slowest. Lay the cheese on top of the bacon, mushrooms & onions.
  • Test lifting the other side of the omelet. When it is cooked enough to be solid enough to lift, lift it with one or two spatulas to cover the other half of the omelet. You can lift with one spatula and jerk the frying pan, but it might be easier to use two spatulas.
  • Leave the omelet to cook on a lowish heat for another minute - so the cheese will completely melt through. Then serve.

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  1. Outta Here
    Delicious! Only problem I had was that the filling was too much for one omelet and I couldn't get it to fold all of the way over, so I rolled it out of the pan onto my plate. Didn't affect the taste, though :) Made for Fall 2012 PAC game.
  2. Grannydragon
    This was an excellent recipe, which I made after choosing you as my preemie for PAC 2012. I do hope you will share more recipes with us. Thank you for sharing.
  3. Baby Kato
    I made this tasty omelet for my dh. He was in flavor heaven. Perfectly cooked and the right ratio of ingredients. The omelet was light, fluffy and tender, filled with lots of tasty goodness. It was quick and so easy to make. I made this exactly as written using (2) 747 eggs. (very large)<br/>Thanks for sharing your recipe Peter. Made for Fall Pac/12
  4. CJAY8248
    Wonderful!! I Made this as written but used a little less of the mushrooms, bacon, and onion than called for. The instructions are great and the omelet folded perfectly. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC Fall 2011.



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