Those 1 Weird Trick adds crack me up. I’ve never checked one out, partially because I quit looking for magic ways to lose weight or make money in my 20’s; partially because I am not interested in downloading a virus (thank you very much); and partially because I fully expect them to trick or shame me. “Click here to learn the 1 weird trick to getting more sleep!” Click. In the voice of Redd Foxx: “Go to be earlier, you big dummy!”
This tip really is a little weird, but here’s how the idea unfolded. I never made an omelet before I met Big D. I don’t know why. Maybe because I don’t eat breakfast every day. Maybe because my mom always scrambled or fried my eggs. Big D is a big breakfast lover, and I learned early that he makes a mean omelet. (FYI – Few things are as sexy as waking up to a man making breakfast for you; except maybe him cleaning up the mess afterwards.)
One of Big D’s tips for making a good omelet, contrary to what many chefs will tell you, is never never mix milk into your eggs. Milk separates and makes the eggs slightly runny. Instead, make a little ice water and pour the cold water (sans ice) into the mixture. This makes the eggs fluffy and, strangely enough, not watery.
We took this idea a little further just a few months ago. As an alternative to soda, I like to keep seltzer water in the house, and I began to wonder if cold seltzer water would work in an omelet. Big D and I often think alike, and before I could mention my idea to him, he presented me with the softest, fluffiest omelet he’d ever made. Guess what he tried?
- 1 Tbsp. (or a little more) seltzer water per egg. In the above picture I used four eggs and approximately 4 Tbsp. seltzer water. Don’t forget to add plenty of salt and seasoning. Nobody will care how fluffy your omelet is if it’s bland.
- Make sure your seltzer water is cold.
- Plain seltzer water is best, but we’ve also used lemon/lime.
Now, if you want a trick to making your omelet pretty, you’ll have to ask someone else. 😉