You can’t make an omellet without breaking a few eggs
An omelette (also spelled omelet) is a dish made from beaten eggs, fried with butter or oil in a frying pan. It is quite common for the omelette to be folded around different fillings (for example ham, bacon, cheese or mushrooms, but also many more). Whole eggs or egg whites are often beaten with a small amount of milk, cream or water.
The earliest omelettes are believed to have originated in ancient Persia.
According to Alan Davidson, the French word omelette came into use during the mid-16th century, but the versions alumelle and alumete were employed by the Ménagier de Paris in 1933. Here’s an interesting fact and we bet you didn’t know this – Ménagier is “The Parisian Household Book”. It is a French medieval guidebook from 1393 on a woman’s proper behavior in marriage and running a household. What’s really interesting is that this book includes sexual advice, recipes and gardening tips.
Here’s an interesting story! When Napoleon Bonaparte and his army were traveling through southern France, they decided to rest for the night near the town of Bessières. Napoleon feasted on an omelette prepared by a local innkeeper, and thought it was a culinary delight. He then ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and to prepare a huge omelette for his army the next day.
French writer Alexandre Dumas discusses several variations of omellete in his Grand dictionnaire de cuisine. One is an omellete with fresh herbs (parsley, chives and tarragon) another is a variation with mushrooms. Then there’s the “kirsch omelet” (or rum omelet) which is a sweet omelet made with sugar and liquor, either kirsh or rum. This omelette is rolled and sprinkled with powdered sugar. A hot poker is used to burn a design into the omelet and it is served with a sweet sauce made of liquor and apricot jam. Would you try a sweet omellete?
Why are omelletes considered good food?
If you were wondering if omelletes are healthy the answer is – yes! Omelettes make a really tasty and healthy breakfast option. They are rich in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids. We all know that they can be prepared with many different vegetables, which add more fiber and make us feel full for a long period of time. This is a good thing because it prevents us from overeating or eating unhealthy snacks between meals. Did you know that at Chicago Waffles you can choose the ingredients for your omellete?
Another good thing about omelletes is that they can keep us active all day long. Also, having an omellete every day can benefit our brain health. They are a great breakfast option for kids as well.
If you are craving an omellete right now, we can’t blame you. Come and join us for breakfast and try our Mediterranean omellete, Denver omellete or build your own omellete by adding whatever you prefer from veggies, cheese and different kinds of meat. We’re expecting you!