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Old 09-09-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Omelette sticking to frying pan

Last weekend I made an omelette... the darn thing stuck to my pan. How do I stop this from happening? Thanks.

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Old 09-09-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
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Last weekend I made an omelette... the darn thing stuck to my pan. How do I stop this from happening? Thanks.

Tell us more. Type of pan and process used.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:25 PM   #3
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unless it's a nonstick pan, I don't have much luck with omelettes.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:26 PM   #4
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Ditto what Andy said. We need a little more information.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:41 AM   #5
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If you heat the pan before putting oil in it will become non stick. Ish.
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If you heat the pan before putting oil in it will become non stick. Ish.
It will to a point, but not to where most people can make an omelette with a pan that's not non-stick. I'll shake the hand of anyone that can successfully make an omelette in a stainless steel pan without using a puddle of fat.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:35 AM   #7
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So....to clean the pan, would you use..


an Eggstractor?.......



(couldn't help it)
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:56 AM   #8
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I just read an article that stated because of the high protein content and certain enzymes in eggs, they are one of the few food items that will stick to a pan unless it is non stick or unless you use Pam, or some other non stick spray. It's the nature of eggs to stick so use one of the above. I have a good quality non-stick pan that I use for eggs only. I don't cook anything else in that type of pan.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:04 AM   #9
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I just read an article that stated because of the high protein content and certain enzymes in eggs, they are one of the few food items that will stick to a pan unless it is non stick or unless you use Pam, or some other non stick spray. It's the nature of eggs to stick so use one of the above. I have a good quality non-stick pan that I use for eggs only. I don't cook anything else in that type of pan.

The sprays are another way to get oil into a pan. A splash of vegetable oil or a pat of butter will accomplish the same result.

You need a clean hot pan with hot fat in it to keep food (including eggs) from sticking.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:57 PM   #10
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It will to a point, but not to where most people can make an omelette with a pan that's not non-stick. I'll shake the hand of anyone that can successfully make an omelette in a stainless steel pan without using a puddle of fat.
*shakes hand*

Pan spray works very well. I have an old stainless steel pan from my grandmother. It does wonders for omelettes and crepes, but for the omelettes pan spray is a must.
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