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I try to save drippings whenever I roast a chicken (assuming I don't need the drippings for the roasted chicken preparation).   So this morning I took a spoon of solidified chicken drippings, heated

same as yesterday honeydew and blueberries with fat freee cottage cheese whole grain toast with p-nut butter and sour cherry preserves

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Merci. I’m not quite at Jacques level, but I try. And I do make them both ways, country and “French.”

But I would def lose points for the pleat.

There are sure lots of videos showing omelet "technique." But most of them are pretty damn cringe-worthy.  

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I always do the French (they don't come out looking anywhere near as good as yours) cuz, at least in the videos I've seen, Jacques always seems so contemptuous when he discusses the Country.  In one, he says, referring to the Country without deigning to name it, "there are other ways to make omelettes, but this [the French] is the way I do it."

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The pleat just means if you wanted to sprinkle it with cheese, you'd have extra surface area for cheesy goodness!       

I've never made an omelet. I may have to try. Good thing I can have someone else be my guinea pig if I overcook it. 

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4 hours ago, Sneakeater said:

Although now that I have my fork . . . .

My confession: I never use that fork. I use a real fork or a very small silicon spatula. 

With the tines horizontal to the pan, I don't really worry about scratching the surface up too much. 

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Is there a special omelet fork I can buy and never use? After watching that video, I am going to try to make a French omelet for lunch. I'm going to do my best not to damage my newest non-stick pan. But at least they are relatively inexpensive for when I do!

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49 minutes ago, prasantrin said:

Is there a special omelet fork I can buy and never use? After watching that video, I am going to try to make a French omelet for lunch. I'm going to do my best not to damage my newest non-stick pan. But at least they are relatively inexpensive for when I do!

No it’s just a silicon fork.  I bought two and gave one to sneak for his 100th birthday.

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They sell stuff like that at the accessible store! 

My omelet was not quite a success. Too few eggs for the size of my pan, I think, so I didn't get much of a second lip to cover my cheese which is half melted. And then it didn't come out of my pan nicely, so it broke. But that was actually not that bad a thing because then it folded on top of the cheese and melted it. Still, not browned at all, and very moist. I give myself a 6/10 for a first try, 1.5/10 compared to jtf's.

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10 hours ago, StephanieL said:

I'm just happy to read that Orwasher's is alive and kicking.  (I briefly dated someone who lived next door.)

Indeed - and generally a long line at the original location on E. 78th. While I do stop in whenever I get the chance or happen to be in that neighborhood, there's also one on the UWS. And they ship nationwide with the same service Russ uses. And Fresh Direct carries a few of their products here.

Here's the fork referred to above:

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