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Post by tatonka » Mon May 26, 2014 9:33 am

omelets , 1st time I ever made one and 1st time I ever had one , pretty good. I added cheese and spam and onions and milk.
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Post by AntiM » Mon May 26, 2014 9:35 am

Yay?

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon May 26, 2014 9:36 am

AntiM wrote:Yay?
You are correct, yay!!
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Post by AntiM » Mon May 26, 2014 9:38 am

Now I'm hungry!

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon May 26, 2014 9:41 am

Me too! I was thinking about going down and cooking something for me & Charlie, now I want an omelette, but we're out of eggs! Damn you Tatonka!! :)
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Post by ygmir » Mon May 26, 2014 9:57 am

add sliced mushroom, and thinly sliced salami. For that extra kick, with the salami, add sliced finger.
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Post by tatonka » Mon May 26, 2014 10:05 am

1st one I didnt add milk , and was still ok . 2nd one I added milk and it was much smoother . The spam makes them a little salty tho but still good. Will try the mushrooms :) Sry Cpt :)
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Post by Eric » Mon May 26, 2014 12:53 pm

If you use button mushrooms, quarter them and roast them in a skillet first with a very small amount of butter. You want to keep space between the pieces (we do them in batches), when they give up a bunch of their moisture & turn a lovely brown, set them aside. It gives a great "meaty" flavor & texture to them (even if you're using other meat). These work best when you add them to the center of the omelette with the other fillings right before folding it. If you're doing the East-coast style where all the ingredients get mixed with the egg in the skillet, it's not worth the extra effort.
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Post by AntiM » Mon May 26, 2014 1:09 pm

East-coast style sounds a lot like scrambled eggs with stuff.

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Post by Jackass » Mon May 26, 2014 2:14 pm

I didn't even realize there was a west coast/ east coast thing going on there.
I guess I'm a little east coast when it comes to making omelets.
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Post by A-RockLeFrench » Mon May 26, 2014 3:07 pm

East Coast? That's a scramble, not an omelet...

Tip for extra fluffy West Coast (French) omelets: right after or before folding, put the omelet in a hot oven for a minute or two. If you like your omelets dry fluff them before folding, if you like 'em a little wet on the inside, fluff after the fold.

Works with regular old scrambled eggs too.

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Post by tatonka » Mon May 26, 2014 3:15 pm

gots some new exploren with food to do :)
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon May 26, 2014 3:46 pm

Jackass wrote:I didn't even realize there was a west coast/ east coast thing going on there.
I guess I'm a little east coast when it comes to making omelets.
Me too. Scrambles eggs with stuff is fine by me. Raised by a Buffalo woman...
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Post by Eric » Mon May 26, 2014 4:09 pm

I call them East Coast/ West Coast because the variations seem dominant on those coasts, in my limited experience:

East Coast isn't scrambled eggs, it's still an omelette, the "filling" is just mixed in with the eggs & cooked at the same time:
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West Coast: the filling is added to the center of the omelette & then it's folded in half
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French omelette: this is a specific style. The eggs are more like a custard, the center is left runny, and it's generally made with minimal fillings (herbs, maybe onions & tomatoes). Personally I don't like the runniness, but this is the "classic omelette"
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Then we can get into frittatas, and all the other variations. I will never be a vegan, because if you try to take my eggs away I will Kill You.
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Post by BeeWeeDee » Tue May 27, 2014 1:22 pm

Well there is the Western omelet (chili inside)
a Denver omelet (ham onion cheese green pepper)
the Southwest omelet (jalapeno, cheese and salsa)
and my favorite
the 3 am after the bar closes omelet.
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Post by VultureChow » Tue May 27, 2014 1:24 pm

BeeWeeDee wrote:Well there is the Western omelet (chili inside)
a Denver omelet (ham onion cheese green pepper)
the Southwest omelet (jalapeno, cheese and salsa)
and my favorite
the 3 am after the bar closes omelet.
My favorite is a close relative.

The "I've got nothing in the fridge to eat" omelet.
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Post by Ratty » Tue May 27, 2014 1:48 pm

Omlets use water. Scrambled eggs use milk. Just sayin.
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Post by Eric » Tue May 27, 2014 2:58 pm

Ratty wrote:Omlets use water. Scrambled eggs use milk. Just sayin.
Oh hell no - I would never use water in my omelette. Milk only (in my case "Lactaid", since I'm lactose intolerant, but it's still milk). In versions of the classic French omelette you don't use either (like the one I linked below). A lot of American's use water for the same reason we eat canned veggies - we were brought up with it. Milk makes a much richer omelette (and scrambled eggs)

The difference between an omelette & scrambled eggs is that in an omelette you let the curds fuse together, in scrambled eggs you keep them moving to make separate "bits". That's it. To make them fluffy make sure you whisk a lot of air into them before adding them to your skillet (for both).

One trick with scrambled eggs: if they're done in the pan, they're rubber on the plate. Take them out shortly before they fully set since they'll keep cooking.
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Post by CaffeineGirl » Tue May 27, 2014 3:38 pm

Chilaquilles are a favorite egg dish in this house. You cook a mixture of tomatoes, spicy salsa, onions, and green pepper until almost dry. Also toast corn tortilla strips in a cast iron pan until nice and crispy. Scramble eggs with vegie mixture, and add tortilla strips and a little cheddar cheese once eggs are about half cooked. Serve with a fresh fruit and a side of bacon.
A playa version would likely use packaged tortilla chips, salsa, cheese, and whatever other vegies had survived the week.

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Post by Ratty » Tue May 27, 2014 3:51 pm

Chilaquilles are a favorite of mine too. They don't have any eggs in em. Mine are enchiladas that aren't rolled up. (Mexicans in Mexico don't really have time to fry the corn tortillas and roll em and bake em.) Isn't cooking great fun. There are as many ways to cook an egg as there are to grow a tomatoe.
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Post by Sunbeam56 » Tue May 27, 2014 3:56 pm

Quiche - omellette backed in a crust :)
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Post by trilobyte » Tue May 27, 2014 3:56 pm

Tatonka, are you trying to tell us you're bringing some kind of omelette bar to the playa?

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Post by FIGJAM » Tue May 27, 2014 4:34 pm

Ratty wrote:Chilaquilles are a favorite of mine too. They don't have any eggs in em. Mine are enchiladas that aren't rolled up. (Mexicans in Mexico don't really have time to fry the corn tortillas and roll em and bake em.) Isn't cooking great fun. There are as many ways to cook an egg as there are to grow a tomatoe.
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Post by tatonka » Tue May 27, 2014 5:34 pm

trilobyte wrote:Tatonka, are you trying to tell us you're bringing some kind of omelette bar to the playa?

:) im still learning . 1st one I made came out like this one , kinda runny

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next one I added milk and it looked like this one on the outside but all the extra's were inside

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Post by Eric » Tue May 27, 2014 5:54 pm

This whole thread just makes me happy that I can get 30 fresh eggs at the local farmers market* for $6. Hello cholesterol!




*for people in SF, this is the "Heart of the City"/ Civic Center Farmers Market
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Post by Monkeystyle » Tue May 27, 2014 7:12 pm

Ratty wrote:Omlets use water. Scrambled eggs use milk. Just sayin.
As a classically trained french chef, i can say that yes, omlets have milk in them.

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Post by digital » Tue May 27, 2014 7:16 pm

Goat and Swiss cheese omelet. This is a high-contender for last meal.

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Post by Patsh » Tue May 27, 2014 7:27 pm

Monkeystyle wrote:
Ratty wrote:Omlets use water. Scrambled eggs use milk. Just sayin.
As a classically trained french chef, i can say that yes, omlets have milk in them.
and as a classically trained french Canadian english-speaker, I can say that omelets have two 'e's, and omelettes have three. :wink:
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Post by Sham » Tue May 27, 2014 8:00 pm

I'm surprised you didn't try to shove a "U" in there someplace, eh? 8)

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue May 27, 2014 8:10 pm

Sham wrote:I'm surprised you didn't try to shove a "U" in there someplace, eh? 8)
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