How to make a pretty darn good omelet + Patachou omelet art!

My favorite restaurant in Indiana is Patachou. I lived two blocks away from the downtown location, across from the Statehouse, and it was not unusual for me to eat there 4-5 times a week. I would send a meeting maker to a friend for a lunch date without the location – it was assumed we were meeting at Patachou!

My boyfriend and I dated long distance for a little more than a year until I moved to St Louis and omelet art became our tradition. Every time I got an omelet (the hippie with a benz), I would write something on my omelet and send a picture to him. My friends and even the Patachou staff knew to look for the message before I smeared it and devoured my breakfast.

A few of our omelet art photos are below – I made omelets a lot for lunch and would sometimes consider the art worthy enough to include in our iCloud photo stream.

omelet art

I have also included my how-to steps for creating a pretty darn good omelet. You really can’t fail and if it breaks, you have scrambled eggs!

How to make the perfect omelet:

  1. Get a pan nice and hot – spray with Pam.
  2. Crack your eggs in a bowl and whisk. Sometimes I add a splash of really hot water. No idea why – I read this tip somewhere, but I do think it does make the eggs fluffier.
  3. Pour the eggs in the pan.
  4. Let the eggs set a bit and then pull the eggs in from all the sides, towards the center of the pan, using a spatula. Allow the still liquidy part of the eggs to flow underneath the cooked part.
  5. When the eggs are set, add your toppings.
  6. Next, fold one side of the eggs over on top of the other side.
  7. Then tilt the pan slightly and flip your omelet out onto a plate. Ta-da!
  8. Grab the Sriracha and create your omelet art. Tip: less is more or your mouth will be on fire!

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