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Advice on making a 3 egg Omelete



Usually when I make myself an Omelete I use 2 eggs and have no problems. But this morning I was hungry and decided to make a 3 egg ham & cheese Omelete. Well the issue I had was by the time the middle stopped being runny, the outside of the Omelete was burned... I saved it kinda by smothering salsa all over it but still I had to eat a burnt Omelete.
So how do you make a 3 egg Omelete that is both not burnt, yet not runny on the inside? Is it as simple as using a wider pan so it won't be as fat? TIA



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Is it as simple as using a wider pan so it won't be as fat? TIA


This and also why I only make 2 egg omelets at home. You could try and make two 1 1/2 egg omelets.






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Wider pan, or cook on lower heat.





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You could try and make two 1 1/2 egg omelets.

That's a good idea. At least I learned I really like spreading salsa on top of it from now on






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you could turn the heat down or start moving the middle to the outside earlier. I have also heard of people moving the omelette into an oven on broil for the last couple of mins, seems like that would apply here.





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Sorry for the obvious, but move it around a bit when it first hits the pan, sort of like mildly scrambling eggs, then let it set.

Another thing you can do is to run your spatula around the outside while tilting the pan, letting the uncooked eggs run under what has already set.






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Sorry for the obvious, but move it around a bit when it first hits the pan, sort of like mildly scrambling eggs, then let it set.

this and lower your heat






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Sorry for the obvious, but move it around a bit when it first hits the pan, sort of like mildly scrambling eggs, then let it set.

Another thing you can do is to run your spatula around the outside while tilting the pan, letting the uncooked eggs run under what has already set.

No I appreciate it I didn't do that I never do. I run my spatula under it to make sure it doesn't stick but that's it






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Yeah watch how to properly cook them on youtube, I thought it was understood that you use a spatula to lift the outer edge so that the runny middle goes underneath it.





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but move it around a bit when it first hits the pan, sort of like mildly scrambling eggs, then let it set.


This....learned this many years ago. At the beginning, pull the eggs away from the edges. It lets the uncooked flow there. It also results in a much fluffier omelette. Takes getting used to though.






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I usually make a 4 egg omelette. Lower heat is the key. When I cook mine it's usually around 3 on the heat scale. Nothing much higher because it will burn and not cook the egg enough.





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You can also lift the edges and tilt the pan towards the edge that is lifted. This allows the runny eggs to go under the lifted edge. Slows down the cooking of the outside and allows the middle to catch up.






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Another thing you can do is to run your spatula around the outside while tilting the pan, letting the uncooked eggs run under what has already set.


This is what I do. Works like a charm.






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I actually like a somewhat runny egg inside in my omelette occasionally.

People freak out about runny omelettes and scrambled eggs, but will eat a poached or sunny side up egg that runs all over the place.






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Is it as simple as using a wider pan so it won't be as fat?


This.

My SO just demonstrated this for me like a week ago.






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People freak out about runny omelettes and scrambled eggs



disgusting cause those are not suppose to be runny


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a poached or sunny side up egg that runs all over the place



cause I ordered it that way




anyway, I am sure I will be lit on fire for this but:

I was taught about 7 years ago how to do a 3-4 egg omelette in a ziploc bag

whip your eggs and such as usual, add whatever goodies you like, place all in a ziploc, place ziploc in a pot of boiling water.....it's basically a boiled omelette but it is always fully cooked and frankly it's delicious


now I like a "little" pan burn on mine so after the thing is finished in the bag, I just touch the outside with a lil heat from a pan and boom, delicious omelette






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disgusting cause those are not suppose to be runny
Says who? Silly Amuricans.
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cause I ordered it that way
Well high five for you. I like them too.
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I was taught about 7 years ago how to do a 3-4 egg omelette in a ziploc bag
Nothing new here...move along.
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now I like a "little" pan burn on mine so after the thing is finished in the bag, I just touch the outside with a lil heat from a pan and boom, delicious omelette

Silly. The bag trick is to used when there is no pan available.



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I was taught about 7 years ago how to do a 3-4 egg omelette in a ziploc bag


I don't think you are suppose to boil regular ziploc bags for health reasons.






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2 egg omlete? thats weak

for some reason i can eat a ton of eggs. i usually make a 5 or 6 egg omelete and yes low and slow is where its at.

i like to mix in a little milk and pancake batter to make it creamy and fluffy. thats what IHOP does.

good stuff!






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