Homer: I’ve lost a baby. It’s the worst thing I’ve ever done.
Barney: Don’t worry. You know what I’m going to do? I’m going to make you an omelet.
Homer: Just help me look.
Barney: Are you sure? I make them with two kinds of cheese. [Later] Homer, I think I’ve got her. Come on!
Homer: Barney, you’ll pull her arm off!
Barney: The sooner I get her out the sooner we can have omelets.
– Homer Alone (The Simpsons Season 3 – Episode 15)
I wasn’t sure how to name this recipe since there is a whole Omelette vs. Omelet spelling debate going on. Omelet is the somewhat more preferred American spelling, but I decided to go with the more French spelling of Omelette. I mostly did this because I think it looks fancier and what is one word that describes Barney Gumble? Fancy. Barney only references two kinds of cheese as ingredients in his omelette, so I decide to stick to that and not embellish his recipe.
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- 2 Kinds of Cheese (I used cheddar and mozzarella)
- Salt and Pepper
Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk until egg yolks and egg whites are combined. Add milk and lightly whisk until mixture is uniform. Heat a small frying pan and coat with butter or oil of your choice. Once the pan is hot, pour in your egg mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Wait for the egg to solidify, but not completely cook all the way through. Add the cheese to one side of the eggs and then carefully fold the other half of the egg over top. Continue cooking for a few more minutes.
Eat immediately as congealed eggs and cheese are not very appetizing, nor is my photography since I couldn’t manage to take a good picture of this damn thing.
For years I was more into scrambled eggs than omelettes, mostly because I thought they were hard to make. Omelettes are slightly more work than scrambled eggs, but they are infinitely more delicious. One thing to note, as pointed out by Ned’s and Homer’s Vegas Wives:
Ginger: I don’t know. Omelettes have a lot of fat in them.
Amber: Forget it, you’re married. Let yourself go.
– Viva Ned Flanders (The Simpsons Season 10 – Episode 10)
I am not technically married and officially I am NOT letting myself go…no matter what my doctor says! So I ate my Barney Gumble Omelette and enjoyed every last bite of it.
Cromulence: 9 Gladys the Groovy Mules out of 10
Barney’s Omelette Recipe From: Homer Alone (The Simpsons Season 3 – Episode 15)