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The Perfect Omelet!

Monday, January 25th, 2010

3 Eggs
Salt & Pepper to taste
1t water
Wisk briskly until eggs are blended

Melt 1T butter in a hot skillet – Just before the butter browns, pour in egg mixture, let set a moment and begin shaking the pan vigorously until it rolls over on itself. Decant onto a warm plate, brush with more butter (!), top with fresh herbs and serve.

Julia Child nailed the perfect omelet with five basic ingredients and the right tools. No one really knows how many fails she had before perfecting her technique, and they don’t really matter because most likely, they were done in the privacy of her own kitchen. Once her show went live, any foibles she had were well planned and purposeful as shown here: