This Griddle Omelet recipe was up to date February 12, 2021 with new descriptions and pictures.
I’ve been making omelets for so long as I can keep in mind. That stated, there are quite a lot of authorities on omelets (or omelettes) and bunch of various strategies so I’m not going to say that I’m one of the best at it. However out of all of the completely different varieties, the griddle omelet must be one in all my favourite.
I’m not likely certain if “griddle omelet” is even the official title. It’s additionally frequent in diners so perhaps a Diner Omelet is extra applicable. That’s simply what I name it. I’d additionally settle for superior omelet. By cooking the eggs on a griddle, you may make the egg layer actually skinny which implies that you could stuff it with extra stuff.
This sort of omelet is very easy you probably have a 5 foot flat high grill like they’ve in diners. For the typical dwelling prepare dinner although that isn’t actually an choice. However you possibly can simulate the impact with a traditional griddle, numerous warmth, and a bit little bit of guts. I say you’ll want guts, as a result of there’s a step, which you’ll see in a minute, the place you suppose the whole lot goes horrible fallacious. It’s not! Nevertheless it could be scary.
Getting ready the Greens
Some fillers you might not need to prepare dinner forward of time, however they gained’t prepare dinner a lot on this omelet. They may solely be on the griddle for just a few seconds within the omelet so if you would like them cooked in any respect, do it beforehand.
For this model, I sauteed a mixture of summer time squash, cherry tomatoes, and crimson peppers for a couple of minute simply to melt them up barely. Completely private desire although.
Why to Use a Griddle for Omelets
Historically omelets are made in a skillet, however I discover this takes longer and the result’s a thicker omelet. The griddle omelet is enjoyable as a result of it’s super-fast to make, ends in a thinner egg layer, and you’ll stuff them filled with no matter fillings you need!
Making an Omelet on the Griddle
Take a deep breath. That is going to all occur very quick. First, get your griddle sizzling. A drop of water ought to dance like loopy on it. Then shortly add your butter to the griddle and transfer it round to coat the whole lot together with your spatula.
As soon as the butter stops effervescent, add your eggs. In case your griddle is foolish like mine and never utterly stage, the eggs are going to run everywhere! Don’t have any worry.
Work shortly now, however use a spatula and scoop all of your eggs right into a tough rectangle. They shouldn’t run away from you this time. They’ll keep proper the place you place them.
Then add your cheese and every other fillings you have got. Once more the good thing about making an omelet like that is that you could fill them to the brim. Don’t be shy!
Word: In case you are utilizing a cheese that’s onerous to soften like cheddar, positively put it beneath your fillings so it will likely be as near the griddle as potential. It ought to soften okay so long as you aren’t utilizing a pound of it.
Then do a two half fold. Fold your high over the fillings after which your backside half excessive.
Now you have got two choices. 1) Pull the omelet off the warmth. It’s completed! You might have some runny egg across the edges, however some folks prefer it like that. 2) Utilizing your spatula, deftly flip (or roll) the omelet over so the seam of the fold is down on the griddle.
If you happen to let it prepare dinner for one more 30 seconds or so like this, then your egg can be utterly cooked by. Your cheese can be actually melted by now additionally.
Discover the very skinny layer of egg across the fillings? I really like that. It’s not fairly as heavy by some means as a traditional omelet despite the fact that you’re utilizing the identical quantity of eggs.
Omelet Filling Concepts
You’ll be able to go loopy with filling concepts when you get the cling of the griddle omelet. Listed below are a few of my favorites:
- Bacon, Jalapeno, and cheddar or cream cheese
- Sauteed onion and mushroom with gouda cheese
- Cherry tomatoes, garlic, chives, and cheddar
- American cheese for the gooey cheese omelet!
You do want a little bit of confidence to do this recipe and a fast spatula hand as it’s essential will get these eggs collectively fairly quick as soon as they hit the griddle. It’s not that arduous although. When you make one, you’ll get it down actually shortly.
This omelet is super-fast to make and is admittedly skinny and filled with fillings. Similar to you’ll discover at a diner!
2 or 3 massive eggs, crushed very nicely with a pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 cup assorted greens
1-2 ounces cheese
Salt and pepper
Parsley for garnish (non-compulsory)
1) Sauté fillings for a couple of minute simply to melt them up barely. You are able to do this on the griddle or in a separate skillet.
2) Get the griddle sizzling. A drop of water ought to dance like loopy on it.
3) Rapidly add the butter to the griddle and transfer it round to coat the whole lot with the spatula.
4) As soon as the butter stops effervescent, add the eggs. Use a spatula and scoop all of the eggs right into a tough rectangle.
5) Add the cheese and every other fillings you have got.
6) Do a two half fold. Fold the highest over the fillings after which the underside half excessive.
7) Now you have got two choices: Pull the omelet off the warmth. It’s completed! You might have some runny egg across the edges, however some folks prefer it like that OR utilizing the spatula, deftly flip (or roll) the omelet over so the seam of the fold is down on the griddle.
8) If you happen to let it prepare dinner for one more 30 seconds or so like this, then the egg can be utterly cooked by. The cheese can be actually melted by now additionally.
Anyone else make their omelets this manner? Favourite fillings?