Cooking Tips: How To Make French-Style Fluffy Omelettes For Breakfast At Home
- Sushmita Sengupta
Updated : June 12, 2022 10:06 IST
Fluffy omelettes are the new trend and you might have seen videos or pictures of these super fluffy cloud-like omelettes on the internet.
Let’s just agree that omelettes are one of the most popular breakfast items in the world. Not only are they delicious in almost every form, they are also wholesome and healthy depending on the ingredients you add. Whether you like the desi-style masala omelette or like it how the French do - soft and pillowy with the egg batter cooked in butter and served with chives. Omelettes are always a staple at the breakfast table. A lot of credit for the love that omelettes receive goes to how convenient it is to prepare and how versatile the dish is. You can literally cook it in any way you like, with easily available ingredients, minimal preparations and in no time. From chopped vegetables, bits of your favourite meat to just a spoonful of cheese in your whisked omelette batter, you can add in just about anything for a satisfying and delightful meal of omelette. It's one of the simplest breakfast dishes out there and one most of us prefer to consume for breakfast.
As Indians, we love adding spices to all our dishes and a desi omelette is no different. From bits of fried onions and chopped tomatoes to masala of choice, we have all added to our omelette. But if you are someone who likes the dish plain with just a little bit of salt and pepper, there are many other ways to make it zingy as well. Fluffy omelettes are the new trend and you might have seen videos or pictures of these super fluffy cloud-like omelettes on the internet. The fluffy omelette originally hails from the picturesque French island town of Le Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, but is now popular around the world. Well, did you know you could make exactly the same fluffy and delicious omelette at home with some simple tricks and save a trip to France? We’ve got you covered.
Here are two easy ways to get a fluffy, airy omelette at home every single time:
1. Whisk the whites separately
One of the foremost and easiest ways to achieve the airy and light texture of fluffy omelettes is to separate the yolks from the whites and whisk the two separately. The trick is to whisk both the components of the egg in separate bowls until they thicken and form soft peaks. Then all you need to do is fold the yolks in the whisked whites and add salt and pepper. Now, you can simply add some butter on a non-stick pan or skillet and pour the batter in it. Let the omelette cook for a few minutes and then cover the pan and cook it for a few more minutes. If you want to make the fluffy omelette more wholesome, throw in some stir-fried veggies or cooked bacon bits.
2. Add plain soda water
A simple alternative to make your omelette fluffy is by mixing plain carbonated water or soda water to your whisked eggs. The carbonation allows the mixture to rise when cooked, giving your omelette an airy texture. Isn’t that quick and easy?