Many chefs will tell you they use the omelette as a way to test a young chef’s mettle. It’s deceptively difficult to get right – a simple dish with few ingredients that relies heavily on technique.
With that in mind, we’ve collected videos from three of the world’s best chefs – a gooey, butter-drenched classic omelette from both David Kinch and Pierre Koffmann, and something special from Daniel Boulud – as a definitive guide to how to make the perfect omelette every time.
You’ll need the right tools of course, but it’s interesting to see how these top chefs approach the task slightly differently. For example, unlike Kinch, Koffmann likes to beat his eggs with a whisk to get a little air into the mix and prefers to season before cooking.
So whether you’re a professional or home cook, these videos should get your omelette making skills up to scratch in no time.