As a student, the easiest thing to cook in the morning, for lunch or dinner was fries, salad and of course the omelette. For me, getting the final result was complicated because I had the cooking skills of a 5 year old but the few times I actually got an omelette are quite memorable. I even have a calendar with the omelettes that survived the war.
A grand name: omelette
Omelette comes from France and it was first used in Cuisine Bourgeoisie, a French cooking publication popular around the 17th century.
Everyone has their omelette
Just because the word was used for the first time around the 17th century, it doesn’t mean that people had no idea that pouring eggs into a heated pan was a thing. The Romans, Japanese and Persians had their own recipes of omelettes which combined eggs and dairy in a simple, yet delicious way.
Probably everyone knows this legend, but I’m going to refresh your memory either way. When Napoleon Bonaparte and his army were passing through a town, he was served an omelette at a local inn. Bonaparte was so impressed that the ordered people to gather all the eggs in the town and prepare a huge omelette for his army. The veracity of this legend is somehow questionable but what is left is a fantastic festival that is held every year in Bessieres, Frances. A giant omelette is prepared here and all townspeople can enjoy it.
The shortest time for the preparation of 427 two-egg omelettes is 30 minutes. Who’s the king of omelettes? Howard Helmer who also holds three Guinness World Records.
Are you passionate about omelettes too? Here are some excellent recipes that will definitely bring diversity into your diet. And if kids don’t want to eat eggs, some of these combinations might convince them to give it a try.
What’s your favorite combination?