Not just another french omelette

Not just another french omelette

Tortilla francesa

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Spanish Made Simple
Serves
1

What if I told you that I was taught how to make this French omelette while working for Ferran Adrià, and that I promise to you I have never tried a French omelette this good in my life – would that be enough to catch your attention with such a simple dish? Next time you need to cook an omelette, do me a favour and remember you read this, then read it again and try it.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
3 organic, freerange eggs
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
A pinch salt

Method

  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl, making sure there is no shell in it. Whisk lightly with a fork for no longer than 30 seconds.
  2. Place a large, non-stick frying pan over a low-medium heat. Pour the olive oil over the pan and use folded kitchen paper to spread the oil all over the surface of the pan, coating every single corner of it. Be careful not to burn the tips of your fingers.
  3. The pan shouldn’t be too hot. This is one of the keys to a great omelette, which should cook slowly and in layers, like crêpes.
  4. Sprinkle the salt into the eggs and whisk for 5 more seconds, then pour them into the pan.
  5. After 10 seconds, and with the help of a flexible spatula, fold one side into the other to form a half-moon shape. Tilt the pan over the empty half so that it fills with runny egg again to form another layer. Fold the other half into the newly forming layer and tilt the pan over the empty side to fill it again and form another layer.
  6. Turn off the heat so that the last 2 layers cook with the residual heat. Just repeat the process as many or as few times as needed until there is no runny egg remaining to coat the pan when you tilt it.
  7. Fold the omelette and enjoy right away.
Tags:
Spanish
simple
weekday
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