Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk: Unlike diner-style omelettes bursting with cheese, meat, and vegetables, French omelettes are rolled, not folded, over minimal filling. Served for breakfast or as a light lunch or supper with a salad, a golden-hued, Gruyere-laced French omelette is elegant and satisfying.
Because making these omelettes is such a quick process, America’s Test Kitchen recommends having all your ingredients and equipment at the ready. If you don’t have chopsticks or skewers to stir the eggs, use the handle of a wooden spoon.
PERFECT FRENCH OMELETTE
Start to finish: 30 minutes
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 2 pieces,½ teaspoon vegetable oil,4 large eggs plus 2 large yolks, chilled,Salt and pepper,2 tablespoons shredded Gruyere cheese, 4 teaspoons minced fresh chives