One of my favorite things to eat is a really good omelet. For such a simple ingredient, eggs are surprisingly complex. You can very quickly ruin a good egg breakfast. The fastest way is to cook the eggs too fast. When you do that you lose most of the flavor and end up with a taste that doesn’t cut it. By taking your time and cooking on low you can maximize the creamy taste in eggs.
So if you take anything away from BrainFuel today, take this: cook your eggs really slow.
Maybe that’s obvious but it took me a lot of experimentation before I figured that out. That’s exactly why when I was in Brasil at a hotel I was saddened to see a grown man cooking omelets for breakfast with the heat on high. He was cooking a full blown omelet in about 5 minutes! It should take 15 minutes, minimum! It might not have been his fault, as there was a line waiting for omelets that morning, but still. He puts breakfast chefs the world over to shame.
There are a number of ways to top off a great omelet. Surprisingly a touch of sour cream is one of them. That and some good hot sauce. Cheese and other toppings like ham, bacon, and some vegetables are best cooked inside the omelet.