Omelette in our A-Z - Cooking Index
An omelette is a preparation of beaten egg cooked with butter or oil in a frying pan, usually folded around a filling such as cheese, vegetables, meat, or some combination of the above.
There are many variations of omelette, for example the spanish omelette is quite thick and is stuffed with fried potatos and finely cut onions and it is fried in olive oil. The french omlette however is quite briskly cooked in a very hot pan. The united states omelette is made the same way as the spanish omelette but is often served with a spicy tomato sausce, bell peppers and onions.
Everyone has there own variation of the omelette; some people make it purely of egg whites to remove all fat and cholesterol. Mainly, however, it is used as a method of using up leftover food that needs to be eaten before it goes off. You can add almost any meat or vegetable to an omelette so if you don’t know what to do with the left over turkey after Christmas, or you have leftover food after a dinner party, why not put yourself together an omelette, it is quick easy and delicious.