I don't know who needs to hear this, but: large omelettes
October 21, 2020 11:03 AM   Subscribe

The phrase "greatest post in the history of Metafilter" has been bandied about a lot as of late...
posted by ba at 11:11 AM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

I am excited for these videos to alter my youtube recommendations.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:15 AM on October 21, 2020 [9 favorites]

I was really hoping that Thai omelet pan was hinged so it could be folded over a filling.
posted by jacquilynne at 11:15 AM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

I wouldn't call the 21,000 egg dish an omelette, even when using the Asian methods i'm aware of. The 30 egg omelette looks unbelievably delicious. The stuffing to egg ratio is right up my alley. My bestie loves omelettes, and I normally make them the US way, which is a bed of s&p scrambled eggs that are cooked halfway, then ingredients added to half, then flipped on itself to form a semicircle (or triangle!) of an egg pocket with stuff inside. But the method of rolling - that opens up so many possibilities.
posted by FirstMateKate at 11:38 AM on October 21, 2020 [7 favorites]

I was thinking about frying a couple of over-easys for lunch, but now I've seen so many eggs that I'm not even hungry anymore.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:40 AM on October 21, 2020 [2 favorites]

Nobody can eat fifty eggs.
posted by gauche at 11:42 AM on October 21, 2020 [7 favorites]

What are the light grayish sliced things the cook puts into the 30 egg omelet? Some kind of paté or headcheese? The final result looks tasty, but also looks like a gut-buster.
posted by SoberHighland at 11:43 AM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the 21,000 egg one has shells in it.
posted by Splunge at 11:49 AM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm just waiting for the 50-egg tornado omurice.

Gotta say, I was secretly thrilled at this post, first time in a very long time that a post on the blue has come up where almost all the links in it are the already-visited color.
posted by davelog at 11:55 AM on October 21, 2020 [4 favorites]

I wouldn't call the 21,000 egg dish an omelette

I don't want to get into a semantic argument over it; I just want the protein.
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 12:07 PM on October 21, 2020 [2 favorites]

30 egg omelet: Seems like it has the highest non-egg ingredient to egg ingredient ratio, which is appealing. Egg-cracking method is unclear. Would eat.

50 egg omelet: I watched the 60 egg one first, but my reaction is about the same. It's smaller, neater, and less brown, compared to the 60, which seem like pluses. People crack eggs against other eggs. Would eat.

60 egg omelet: I didn't really plan to watch all of the 60 egg omelet video, but the chef's technique is so good, I just kept watching, and, a few minutes in, I had a strong enough curiosity about how the thing would eventually be served that... well, I watched the whole thing. At first I was like 'I would totally eat a slice of that omelet,' but then I started trying to calculate how many eggs were in a slice. People crack eggs against other eggs. Would eat, but maybe I'd split it with somebody.

90 egg omelet: Grandpa cracks eggs against a knife. If you're not my grandpa, telling me you're my grandpa is not necessarily something I find endearing. Though I do like the AMSR-ness of the video. Would eat.

21,000 egg omelet: People crack eggs against other eggs. Way too stunty to eat.

2 egg omelet: Eggs are cracked with a cleaver. Would eat? On the one hand, I prefer duck eggs to chicken eggs. On the other, I don't know, man, when in Rome, I guess.

3 egg omelet
posted by box at 12:09 PM on October 21, 2020 [2 favorites]

I feel like the 30 egg gyeran-mari is the intersection of quiche and baumkuchen.
posted by zamboni at 12:29 PM on October 21, 2020 [2 favorites]

The 30 egg one is more of an omeloaf?

An omnomnomloaf.
posted by Horkus at 12:43 PM on October 21, 2020 [4 favorites]

Ooh, at last! A way to eat five dozen eggs every morning so I can grow to be roughly the size of a barge!
posted by ChuraChura at 12:50 PM on October 21, 2020 [14 favorites]

No eggs were broken in the production of this contribution.
posted by y2karl at 12:59 PM on October 21, 2020

I had no idea Jacques Pepin was the kind of monster who would use a metal fork in a non-stick skillet.
posted by the antecedent of that pronoun at 1:32 PM on October 21, 2020 [7 favorites]

Hey, he's not paying for 'em.

He does that in a lot of videos; much as I generally enjoy his videos and find them educational, that drives me up a wall.
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:42 PM on October 21, 2020

I'm not sure if now I really want some eggs or if I never want to see one again, and I've just eaten my dinner but I know what I'll be having tomorrow. Those Korean omelettes (and the 60-egg one) looked amazing, but would the vegetables be cooked through? I'm very much not keen on the texture of soft egg with crunchy vegetables, so I will be having piperade;
Piperade - sliced onions, garlic and red and yellow bell peppers fried very gently in olive oil until soft, then eggs added and cooked. Add some cheese to the egg if you like. The peppers and onion sort of melt into the egg, so the whole thing is a lovely sunset colour.
posted by Fuchsoid at 2:20 PM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

> Nobody can eat fifty 21,232 eggs.


The eggs, I mean.

I fixed them for you with love and now they're ready to be et.
posted by glonous keming at 2:55 PM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

I was going to post some snobby essentialist thing about how none of these are "real" omelettes, in the French sense. But then that Jaques Pepin video of him mixing the mushrooms in with the eggs just broke me. Even Kenji is mixing stuff in his eggs, although maybe since it's just herbs that's acceptable? He overcooks the middle though.

What I'm saying is I'd love a thick slice of Asian-style fried brown omelette, egg rolled into 30 layers and slightly crunchy on the outside.
posted by Nelson at 2:55 PM on October 21, 2020

Puts my local diner counter man to shame with his puny 3 egg omelette. (Pepin is bound by french tradition apparently) However, I like my omelettes less burned than those. Bacon, onions, mushrooms, jalapeno and Swiss. Oh, please make my home fries extra crisp. Dry rye toast.
posted by AugustWest at 3:38 PM on October 21, 2020

Omelets were the first recipe I tried making at home, and after my mom saw the results, the first recipe book I was given. In many ways onlookers are my mild hangover food, because they're so easy to make. So it's interesting to see someone else's techniques, though I avoid mixing non-seasoning items in with the eggs. I might even try making an omelet roll sometime. But that huge omolete...that's just a stunt, man.
posted by happyroach at 5:17 PM on October 21, 2020

Unclear why an unflipped and unfolded omelette isn't just a frittata, but then again I used to think a crustless quiche was a frittata and it turns out things are more complicated than that.
posted by mark k at 5:27 PM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

I use antlers in all of my decorating.
posted by rikschell at 5:42 PM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

For some reason, I am reminded of the classic recipe for Hot Gingered Pygmy Mammoth & Jumbo Shrimp Salad, by John M. Ford.
posted by snowmentality at 6:39 PM on October 21, 2020 [2 favorites]

The 30 and 50 egg videos looked especially tasty to me. (Well, except that the 30-egg people seemed to be handling the food with knit gloves, which seems less than ideal, but I'd still eat it.) I would love to try eating that some day.

When I was a teenager and just couldn't eat enough, I would make 12-egg omelets all the time and still be hungry. These days 3 eggs seems like plenty.
posted by Dip Flash at 7:29 PM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

That's certainly un oeuf to feed an army.
posted by eponym at 8:38 PM on October 21, 2020 [5 favorites]

I had a whole thing about how terrible burnt eggs omelettes are, but instead I'll just leave this here as the apotheosis of the technique: Omurice.
posted by rhizome at 9:19 PM on October 21, 2020 [2 favorites]

RIP Beth's Cafe.
posted by loquacious at 8:53 AM on October 22, 2020

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