Omelettes ~1855

Recipes for Omelettes.

Just in time for Sunday brunch, the omelette round-up. “Where is the man or woman cook but says they know how to make an omelette, and that to perfection? But this is rarely the case…”

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Simple Omelette Recipe.

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Note: Adding milk makes the omelette puffy, and lighter. Giving it more bulk as the moisture evaporates.


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Seafood Omelettes.

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Sweet Omelettes.

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Omelettes with Spirits. (to go with your Irish Coffee)

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Has anyone tried this? I’m not sure what I think about rum and omelettes… and fire. Especially when paired with Irish coffee.

Source: Soyer’s Shilling Cookery for the People, 1855.

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  1. Remembered reading from that online book that using water in an eggs saves on milk. Now I will agree that it will not be as *fluffy*, but left to rise in a black iron skillet with plenty of fat (bacon our favorite) will be close.

    I am so HAPPY you shared with me that you are going to enjoy the online book!! I kept thinking these post that are on here, they remind me of something….. (taps small index finger on chin) I wonder what it could be? ;o)

    Going go and cook some for breakfast with some caramelized onion. THAT will bring EVERYONE down. What is heard from upstairs, “Something smells good!”

    Perhaps a good question to ask everyone is how do you like your eggs?
    (Talking about season wise on this post)

    Have actually met someone that stated to me they DID NOT like eggs and it was not because of any allergic reaction either.

    I kept wondering what in the world was wrong with them. :oD


    1. Right? They’re eggs! Growing up we only had them one way: scrambled – which is fine, but not terribly exciting. Since then I’ve learned that poached eggs on pretty much anything takes it to a whole new level.

      Enjoy your breakfast!


  2. These are all very impressive! Bobby Flay was doing a show on how to make omelettes and he said, “Don’t be a hero, use a non-stick pan.” Even with a non-stick pan I usually wind up with scrambled eggs. Just not coordinated enough!

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    1. Wonderful! Do eat them as a breakfast or as a lunch/dinner. They can be pretty hearty. I’m surprised we don’t have more of an omelette culture. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!


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