Soft, shiny and superior, per Chef John’s standards, a French omelette is the perfect way to elevate your morning.
These french omelettes are the direct opposite of your classic American omelettes, which can often be dry and overcooked. Featuring soft and creamy custard eggs, Chef John promises that this omelette is “unlike any other omelette experience.”
The chef behind the popular Food Wishes blog and YouTube channel brings you an easy and accessible way to make the famous French omelettes. While you are free to add your favorite omelette fillings, Chef John recommends keeping it simple and serving it as is for your first attempt.
The technique is at the heart of this recipe. One must constantly scramble and shake the eggs in the pan to nail the signature custard texture. The fold at the end creates the famous layers, leading to an incredibly satisfying cross-section.
The finishing touch? Butter. Loads and loads of butter. From cooking the eggs in butter to a last spread at the top of the omelette once plated, the melted butter adds a tantalizing shine. Plate and you’ll be the “Susan Plachette of your omelette,” says Chef John in his video tutorial.
While the recipe may seem intimidating, Chef John lays it out with ease. Watch the video below and check Food Wishes for more delicious tips and tricks.