The Art of Cooking – Tomato Omelette
All of the greats can make a fantastic omelette. Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, the legendary Julia Child – each puts their unique touch on it – but they all agree on one thing. DON’T overcook the egg!
An overcooked egg turns rubbery or leathery and is absolutely not what we want. No, we want a smooth, soft, gently cooked egg. An omelette needs some love.
As the great Jamie Oliver says: ‘if it’s cooked in the pan, it’s gonna be overcooked on the plate’. He’s absolutely right – the omelette finishes cooking itself.
There are other questions that come up when cooking an omelette. Oil or butter? When do you add salt? And what heat?