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May 11, 2012 11:31 AM

question about De Buyer pan for omelet and tortilla

I plan to make 2 egg omelets, pancakes and tortillas. Is the 9.5'' De Buyer blue steel crepe pan large enough?

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  1. I'm not sure you should make tortillas in a pan intended for omelets. Mexican style tortillas call for a high dry heat that could damage the seasoning on a crepe pan. And the pan is too shallow for a Spanish style tortilla. The crepe pan will work fine for omelets (the quick French kind), and for pancakes - one at a time.

    I'm not positive but I think the crepe pan that I prefer for 2 egg omelets is a 22 cm one.

    3 Replies
    1. re: paulj

      What kind of pan would be good for making my own tortillas? Would I have to use a stainless steel pan for that?

      1. re: shorty68

        The same kind of pan works fine for tortillas, just not the same one. Hispanic shops often carry inexpensive 'comales', carbon steel griddles that look like crepe pans, but with a rudimentary handle.

        1. re: paulj

          It looks like I should be using my cast skillet to make tortillas.

    2. For me the Mineral fry pan is a better choice for omelettes. The crepe pan has a low side which is great for crepes, pancakes and tortillas too as long as you take into consideration what paulj mentioned.