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Nov 8, 2012 05:26 PM

omelette vs scrambled eggs

Which do you prefer? I always considered them the same thing in different forms, well they are, but I know that people certainly have preferences. What are yours and why?

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  1. Scrambled eggs, wet. Omelet only when made in France, where they don't brown the eggs.

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    1. re: escondido123

      LOL sometimes I cook omelets until they're a tad brown around the edges-I love that but don't generally admit it

      1. re: EWSflash

        I prefer my omelets that way as well.

        1. re: fldhkybnva

          Me, too. Slightly brown and dry are delicious.

        1. re: jeanmarieok

          Any kind of brown or crisp in eggs makes me gag. I like them tender and soft.

          1. re: Wyvern

            The exact opposite. Brown eggs in omelet and over hard eggs scrambled.

            1. re: jeanmarieok

              Why bother cooking them then? Just whisk them up and drink it down all slimy and wet!
              (just kidding, of course)

              1. re: escondido123

                I have spent 24 years perfecting an omelette that isn't wet and not browned. I can cook it in my sleep now. I don't think I could make a brown omelette if I tried. Omelettes seem so easy, but they are incredibly challenging to learn if yo make them right.

                1. re: escondido123

                  Wet scrambled eggs give me the heebie jeebies.

                  1. re: olyolyy

                    Amen, but then I don't really care much for that form, prefer omelets.

                  2. If the omelette is correctly made, definitely that; especially an omelette baveuse. If the person cooking can't do it right, easy scrambled eggs please!

                    1. Thankfully my husband makes brilliant omelettes. Soft and tender. He makes them better than I. When he is not available it's softly scrambled eggs.

                      1. Omelets, absolutely. Prefer dry with savory fillings, don't see the point in scrambled eggs. When we had a baby and he was able to eat solid foods, DH made great omelets and I always ended up making scrambled eggs that tried to be an omelet, or vice versa. Finally learned, don't see any reason to go back.

                        1. And I realize how troglodytish I appear to the scrambled egg and omelette gentry- but I dont' really care since I usually make them for myself. My absolute favorite is a raw flour tortilla heated on both sides, fry an egg to over easy/medium,set aside, put tortilla back on the skillet, add cheese and green chiles and cilantro. when the cheese starts to melt put the egg in the middle and fold. Do NOT smash it down with a spatula lol. When it's all hot, put on a plate and enjoy with some chamoy or salsa if you prefer.Love that yolk running out.

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                          1. re: EWSflash

                            You may not ever read this, but anyone who does, what does runny yolk taste like? I don't like eggs overall, but feel that I might like them more if they are runny. I am a bit timid about tasting them that way though.

                            1. re: sisterfunkhaus

                              I am a yolk hater and actually can't stand to watch people sop up the yolk with over easy eggs, but clearly there is something fantastic about it that I just don't get. I would also like to know what runny yolk tastes like as I have never wanted to aggravate my gag reflex and venture towards it myself.

                              1. re: fldhkybnva

                                I am an egg Goldilocks, the thought of running yolk makes me want to gag and so does an hint of brown.

                                Mr. CB adores over easy eggs and claims I don't know what I am missing. I can't bring myself to try runny yolk.

                                1. re: cleobeach

                                  I hate runny yolks too, but I make myself try them again every so often just to see if my tastes have changed. I don't know how to describe the flavor - it's nothing like cooked yolk. There's something sort of hollandaise-saucy about it, but I like hollandaise, so it's definitely not the same. The texture is very unappealing to me, too - so weirdly mouth-coating. I keep wanting to say they're too fatty, but I LOVE fat (I eat butter and mayo straight), so that's not really the issue. I think it's one of those things you just need to try. If you do, make sure the yolk is as warm as possible, though. My husband talked me into trying a weird cold poached quail egg preparation at a restaurant once and I nearly barfed.

                                  1. re: biondanonima

                                    When cold it appears near gelatinous...

                                2. re: fldhkybnva

                                  I prefer scrambled eggs dry and brown, but strangely enough, love eggs over easy when fried. The whites have to be done, though and there has to be toast or a tortilla to sop up the yolk. Actually, the yolk is the best part. One of my friends has chickens that lay eggs with massive yolks and they are the best eggs I've ever had.

                                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                                    I can't stand to waqtch people sop up the yolks, either, but if it's me I can deal with it. ;-)

                                    1. re: fldhkybnva

                                      OK, well it's been a while but I am now whole-heartedly in the runny yolk lover crew. I was fortunate to receive some fresh pasture eggs and figured now would be the best time to give it a go. Well...runny yolk, especially dipped with toast is delicious!

                                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                                        You must cut your toast in to soldiers for full effect:)

                                        1. re: fldhkybnva

                                          I refrained from replying to your 'yolk hater' post out of compassion. Now I will reply since you are no longer a yolk hater. My older brother eats over easy eggs in a strange way and has ever since I can remember. He eats the egg white all around the yolk. He then puts the intact yolk in his mouth and 'pops' it. My mother was grossed out by it when he was young and that may be why he did it then. Why he does this at 54, I do not know. (I don't think he does this in restaurants, only at home and at deer camp where I most recently saw the phenomenon.

                                          1. re: John E.

                                            Thanks for your initial restraint and I think it was a good decision. Before this morning, that story would have made me reel, but this afternoon it made me chuckle out loud...that is quite hilarious and I can see how that would be a fun and tasty dining experience similar to how I like the pop of grape tomatoes. The best part though is that he still does it.