Puffy Omelette

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Ingredients

Serves
1
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2 eggs, seperated
2 tsp (10 mL) water
Pinch salt and pepper
Nutritional Facts
Amount Per Serving
155 Calories
Fat
11g
Sugars
0g
Protein
12g
Fibre
0g
Carbohydrate
2g

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Separate yolks and whites. To yolks, add 1 tsp ( 5 mL) water per yolk. With electric beater, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon coloured. If for a main course omelette, season with salt and pepper.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. If for a dessert omelette, gradually beat in 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar per egg. Continue beating until whites are stiff but not dry. Fold yolk mixture carefully into whites.

Pour omelette mixture into moderately hot, well buttered pan; level surface gently. Cook over low heat on top of stove until puffy and lightly browned on bottom, about 5 minutes. Lift.

Bake in 350 F (180°C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

To serve, score omelette just off center, fold and serve at once. Try it plain or with a tasty filling or sauce.

Tips

For fluffier Puffy Omelettes, add a pinch of cornstarch before beating egg whites.

Omelettes should be cooked over high heat for a short time.

When transferring a Puffy Omelette from stovetop to oven, oven proof plastic skillet handles by covering them completely with a double thickness of aluminium foil.

The use of water, not milk, is preferred when making omelettes. The water turns to steam, producing a light, airy omelette.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 13 minutes