4 Levels of Omelets: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published: 21 May 2019
  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of an omelet. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which omelet was the best?
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  • meboez
    meboez  2 hours back

    they all look bad

    • c green
      c green  3 hours back

      Everyone’s omelet looks awful

      • Juan Armando
        Juan Armando  3 hours back

        level 5 potato omelette (tortilla española)
        level 6 potato omelette with ham and cheese (tortilla española con jamón y queso)

        • Anis
          Anis  3 hours back

          When herbs overtake the taste of the eggs, you don't get an omelette, you get a Herblette! Or perhaps a Barblett! Very unappetizing dish by the professional chef.

          • Mike Woods
            Mike Woods  6 hours back

            The guy won

            • Rodolfo Vieira
              Rodolfo Vieira  6 hours back

              Em que mundo alguém incorpora ar no omelete?! Quebra-se os ovos apenas para mistura ficar homogênea, mas não deve ser incorporado ar!

              Outra coisa, omelete tradicional não tem recheio, senão vira uma tortilha e não um omelete.

              • Pulkit Kumar
                Pulkit Kumar  7 hours back

                TBH I will level 2 egg first then lvl 1, and lvl 3 one will go in thrash

                • Mariana Rincon
                  Mariana Rincon  10 hours back

                  Lorenzos is amazing omg it looks so good.

                  • Hernán Noriega
                    Hernán Noriega  11 hours back


                    • HALF_Blood Prince
                      HALF_Blood Prince  12 hours back

                      Where is the ketchup EMILY !?🤨

                      • Niles Black
                        Niles Black  12 hours back

                        7:50 Yolks are substantially higher in protein than whites.

                        Whites are roughly 10% protein by weight, compared to yolks which are roughly 16%.

                        • stufff stufffington
                          stufff stufffington  13 hours back

                          as per usual I prefer Lorenzo's over the level 3 chef, but at least this pro chef didn't annoy me

                          Also whoever taught Emily to water down her omelet should go to jail

                          • FunFinder
                            FunFinder  13 hours back

                            All three are amateurs.

                            • VZ_ 342
                              VZ_ 342  13 hours back

                              I’m at about a level 1.3.

                              • Рома Зюбанов
                                Рома Зюбанов  13 hours back

                                lorenso`s omlet is better

                                • Rox Dem
                                  Rox Dem  14 hours back

                                  barb seems like the least pretentious chef

                                  • sweater god スウェツト

                                    personally i would demolish lorenzos before anyone elses

                                    • delivrex
                                      delivrex  15 hours back

                                      Can you make a vegan omelette?

                                      • Ahmad Husseini
                                        Ahmad Husseini  15 hours back

                                        I’m a level 1 chef
                                        I’m a level 2 chef
                                        I’m a level 3 chef
                                        I’m a level Lorenzo chef

                                        • riuphane
                                          riuphane  16 hours back

                                          Lost some credit for the "expert"/"scientist" when she stated there are only 2 parts to the egg...there are 2 different whites and they cook at different temperatures on either side of the yolk...

                                          • King Samson
                                            King Samson  16 hours back

                                            Can you just try the fricken omelets?!

                                            • Dubleau W
                                              Dubleau W  18 hours back

                                              god americans, its Omelette

                                              • Max Mustermann
                                                Max Mustermann  19 hours back

                                                I like my scrambled eggs with the egg shell, it adds more texture and crunch to it also i doesadd some sort of freshness and it balances really well the saltyness and the sweetness

                                                • Zetsuke4
                                                  Zetsuke4  21 hours back


                                                  • Venugopal N
                                                    Venugopal N  22 hours back

                                                    oh... ok i see all your expert level chef's .. the final boss battle is gonna be with Indian Moms.. they whip up one of the best omlette in minutes !!! :D :D

                                                    • apos33
                                                      apos33  22 hours back

                                                      ..and where is expert?

                                                      • Green4CloveR
                                                        Green4CloveR  22 hours back

                                                        Level 3 would cost me $40 to make :/

                                                        • prozerbak
                                                          prozerbak  23 hours back

                                                          Would choose 2

                                                          • armor power
                                                            armor power  23 hours back

                                                            I would rather eat level ones then the other 2 like level 3 barely even looks like a true ommelette

                                                            • Bobbobbymike
                                                              Bobbobbymike  1 days back

                                                              C'est cool mais c'est pas des omelettes

                                                              • zensunni
                                                                zensunni  1 days back

                                                                Very disappointed that the professional didn't leave the omelette alone to cook on one side, then pan flip it to cook the other evenly before filling.

                                                                • Kali_Mari
                                                                  Kali_Mari  1 days back

                                                                  Barb's omelet kinda looked like an old burrito I'm not gonna lie

                                                                  • The Lollipop
                                                                    The Lollipop  1 days back

                                                                    Is it just me or does the food scientist look a little bit young?

                                                                    No hate she just looks a teensie bit like a teen

                                                                    • LordMinatoGaming
                                                                      LordMinatoGaming  1 days back

                                                                      I always prefer Lorenzo when it comes to these videos. Idk what it is but what he does just sounds like a better way to cook than what the Lvl 3 does making it very complicated most of the time lol

                                                                      • Exotic_ Dummy
                                                                        Exotic_ Dummy  1 days back

                                                                        The home cook is still the best looking though

                                                                        • Cassie De Pecol
                                                                          Cassie De Pecol  1 days back

                                                                          I'm surprised no one, especially the level 3, put cream or milk into their egg mixture. Adds so much more body and fluffiness.

                                                                          • Craig Hocker
                                                                            Craig Hocker  1 days back

                                                                            WTF?! The level 3 is just doing scrambled eggs. Lol. That’s not an omelette. Kudos to the Home Cook. The only thing the food scientist added was yes, an omelette is when you mix in a little whole milk, and whip that up. Hard cheeses are fine because they will melt when you rest the omelet after taking it of the heat.

                                                                            • knapton118
                                                                              knapton118  1 days back

                                                                              Why she have one eye lower than the other?

                                                                              • Joshy
                                                                                Joshy  1 days back

                                                                                The level 1 looked as good as 2 or 3, except for her fillings. I need me some cheese in my omelet and no thanks to the peppers.

                                                                                1 and 2 looked better then 3 to me. I like my omelets browned.

                                                                                • Johan Jonasson
                                                                                  Johan Jonasson  1 days back

                                                                                  That piping bag added zero benefits it seems.

                                                                                  • Bruderschaft von Nod TV

                                                                                    My omletts usually contain no filling. To be honest, it's just scrambled egg with a bit of milk and salt.

                                                                                    • Monkeydann 2004
                                                                                      Monkeydann 2004  1 days back

                                                                                      At this point I only come for Lorenzo.

                                                                                      • edcorners
                                                                                        edcorners  2 days back

                                                                                        eggs with WATER = level 0 chef

                                                                                        • RegularDude
                                                                                          RegularDude  2 days back

                                                                                          lvl 3 chef does it for me this time the goatcheese mushroom mix is probably overkill in terms of flavor

                                                                                          • Sadamitsu Nakatani
                                                                                            Sadamitsu Nakatani  2 days back

                                                                                            adding water is necessary!
                                                                                            and after you put eggs on the pan don't mix them anymore!

                                                                                            • Gwahir
                                                                                              Gwahir  2 days back

                                                                                              level 2 always looks the nicest by far

                                                                                              • keck321
                                                                                                keck321  2 days back

                                                                                                Now can we see a French chef make a proper French omlette??? I thought it was funny when a chef says she uses two hands to "separate" the eggs, then does not separate them,,, OH and she wanted the eggs to be homogonized... LMAO!!!

                                                                                                • Norbert
                                                                                                  Norbert  2 days back

                                                                                                  Lorenzo wins