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Old 03-23-2010, 12:32 PM   #1
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Omelette - Butter vs Cooking Spray

I wanted to know from anyone who is particularly good with omelettes:

I used to see the cooks at omelette bars using cooking spray to grease their pans, so I started to do that too. But I've also been reading a number of recipes that call for the use of butter to grease the pan instead.

Does anyone know what the pros/cons of either are? Or does anyone have a particular preference for one over the other, and why?

Grazie mille!

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Old 03-23-2010, 12:46 PM   #2
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I don't know about pros and cons, but I love butter.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:58 PM   #3
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Any fat will do the trick. Butter tastes great so I use that.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:18 PM   #4
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depends. I wouldn't use that aerosol can apcray (read the ingredient list!), but sometimes I film the pan with olive oil from my Misto.

I prefer butter, though. Think it enhances the flavor of the omelet.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:33 PM   #5
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I use a non-stick pan with butter.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:16 PM   #6
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Basically... butter = better flavor. Got it. I always did feel funny spraying down my pan with (what felt like) a can of spray paint. Thanks all!
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:46 PM   #7
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Butter gives better flavor and a bit more "browning" to the omelett. I use a non-stick pan with butter for my eggs and omeletts. Many omelett bars use clarified butter since it can be used at a higher heat without burning.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #8
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You use clarified butter-Just ask jacques or julia !,butter taste and no stick and good browning, I've made omelettes for 40 at two every three minutes in a mauviel skillet , hot very hot. if my people saw me spray crap into the pan they would chuck their cookies I think.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:01 PM   #9
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butter for the flavor and because it is food; spray is not.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:40 AM   #10
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Butter makes everything delicious and rich...if ur watching ur weight I think use the spary but if not butter all the way;)
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