According to about.com, “…when Napoleon and his army were traveling through the south of France they decided to rest for the night near the town of Bessieres.Napoleon feasted on an omelet prepared by a local innkeeper that was such a culinary delight that Napoleon ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and to prepare a huge omelet for his army the next day.”
Easy and quick omelets suit today’s chaotic schedules and frankly, there are as many fillings to put in omelets as there are techniques to follow.
Clarified butter and half-and-half make the best omelets to my taste. But the clarified butter means heating butter, straining off the top and straining the bottom liquid. No time for that; I’ll have to be extra careful to insure I don’t burn the butter over the medium-high heat. I’m out of half-and-half and milk, so condensed milk from the cupboard will suffice.
A non-stick skillet is fine for making omelets, but I prefer my heavy-bottomed pan with a stainless steel (stick free) interior. The 8-inch diameter seems to make the perfect sized omelet.
I have a bit of gruyere to grate and herbs to pinch from new spring plants–5 minutes later and done!