Never mastered the perfect French omelet? The ingredient list is minimal but the technique is hardly easy. The instructions in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking run 11 pages. America's Test Kitchen spent weeks cracking eggs to simplify this recipe. Its final recipe for Perfect French Omelets defies 100 years of French culinary tradition. They rely on frozen butter, chopsticks (for stirring the eggs as they cook), the skillet lid (to trap residual heat and finish cooking the eggs), and a paper towel (to facilitate neatly rolling the omelet). Yes, the method sounds weird, but it really works.

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