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.
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:
- Get a pan nice and hot – spray with Pam.
- 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.
- Pour the eggs in the pan.
- 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.
- When the eggs are set, add your toppings.
- Next, fold one side of the eggs over on top of the other side.
- Then tilt the pan slightly and flip your omelet out onto a plate. Ta-da!
- Grab the Sriracha and create your omelet art. Tip: less is more or your mouth will be on fire!