A Perfectly Light & Fluffy Omelet Is Within Reach: Try This Simple Method

The star of this dish is, of course, the eggs. But other ingredients such as yogurt, ghee, and fresh turmeric give the recipe a more full feel than most simple egg dishes. Plus, you can dress it up even more, if you so choose."Make it a biggish meal by serving it with bread, lavash, toast, or steamed rice; or daal, pickles, and a green salad," McKenzie advises, "It is best eaten warm from the oven while the omelet is still custardy in the center." She also shares that, if you have leftovers, the cold slices make a nice base for a sandwich with labneh, herbs, and tomato.

A Perfectly Light & Fluffy Omelet Is Within Reach: Try This Simple Method

For an alternative take on a classic omelet, this baked option is like a fluffier frittata, and so much easier to make than what you might think. From Michelle McKenzie's new kitchen tome The Modern Larder, it takes what I thought I knew about making a perfect omelet and completely changes it—making me realize I've been working far too hard.

The star of this dish is, of course, the eggs. But other ingredients such as yogurt, ghee, and fresh turmeric give the recipe a more full feel than most simple egg dishes. Plus, you can dress it up even more, if you so choose.

"Make it a biggish meal by serving it with bread, lavash, toast, or steamed rice; or daal, pickles, and a green salad," McKenzie advises, "It is best eaten warm from the oven while the omelet is still custardy in the center." She also shares that, if you have leftovers, the cold slices make a nice base for a sandwich with labneh, herbs, and tomato.

Baked Omelet with Yogurt & Fresh Turmeric

Makes 3 to 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 medium or large eggs
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt, preferably full-fat Greek or sheep’s milk, plus more to serve
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1½ tablespoons ghee
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger (use a Microplane for best results)
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh turmeric (use a Microplane for best results)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground with a mortar and pestle or spice grinder
  • ½ cup cilantro, whole leaves and tender stems
  • Thinly sliced green onion, white and light-green parts, to serve (optional)
  • Thinly sliced green chile (such as serrano), to serve (optional)
  • Flaky sea salt

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Whisk the eggs with the yogurt and sea salt until just combined; set aside. Heat the ghee in a large ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat and add the ginger, turmeric, garlic, and cumin. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes; don’t let the cumin burn or garlic brown.
  2. Adjust the heat to low, add the eggs, and stir until they just start to scramble, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to the oven and bake, uncovered, until just set, 4 to 5 minutes; or cooked to your liking (I like them soft and wet in the center).
  3. Dollop with yogurt (or serve a bowl alongside) and shower with cilantro, green onion (if using), a few sliced chiles (if using), and flaky sea salt. Serve at once.

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