The Easiest Way To Roll Or Fold The Perfect Omelette

Omelettes are delicious, but rolling them up the French way or folding them over isn't always an easy task, especially when they're stuffed with filling. This video from America's Test Kitchen will help you master the omelette fold for a picture-perfect and delicious breakfast.

The secret to the French method, which produces a thinner omelette that's rolled over itself into a cylinder, is to put a paper towel on the plate and use the paper towel as leverage to get the perfect roll. Touching it directly would be slippery, and you can't roll the whole thing with just your fingers, so a paper towel helps you roll it evenly. The folding style is a bit easier, and just requires a good determined flip when you slide the omelette out of the pan.

It's also important to make sure you don't put more filling into your omelette than you can safely fold it over top of. Go light on your extras, and you won't have a catastrophic omelette breach on the folded end when you serve it. Hit the link below to see the video at America's Test Kitchen.

How to Roll and Fold the Perfect Omelete [America's Test Kitchen]


    I find it easier to roll in the pan at the point where the bottom is more or less fully cooked but the top isn't quite done yet. This way the bottom resists tearing whilst the top makes it flexible enough to roll without too much resistance.

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