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question about De Buyer pan for omelet and tortilla

shorty68 May 11, 2012 11:31 AM

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. paulj RE: shorty68 May 11, 2012 06:36 PM

    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.

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    1. re: paulj
      shorty68 RE: paulj May 12, 2012 04:35 AM

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

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        paulj RE: shorty68 May 12, 2012 07:19 AM

        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
          shorty68 RE: paulj May 12, 2012 02:51 PM

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

    2. SanityRemoved RE: shorty68 May 13, 2012 01:58 PM

      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.

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