Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Which Celebrity Has The Best Omelet Recipe?

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- Hey everyone, my name is Jesse

and today, I'm gonna be testing out

five famous celebrity omelet recipes,

to see which one is actually the best.

Today, I'm gonna be testing recipes

from Emeril Lagasse, Julia Child, Geoffrey Zakarian,

Masaharu Morimoto and LL Cool J.

I studied up on all their techniques,

weighed all the ingredients to level the playing field

and I got three of my friends to taste them

in a blind taste test.

So, which celebrity chef has the best omelet?

Let's start the eggs-periment.

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Emeril Lagasse starts by placing some eggs, heavy cream,

salt and white pepper in a blender and then blitzes that up

until it's nice and frothy, so about 60 seconds.

Then he puts some melted butter

and puts the egg mixture in a heated skillet

and pushes it around with a rubber spatula,

kind of like you're making scrambled eggs.

This is just to get it to cook evenly all over.

Then he takes his spatula, and kind of smooths out the top

to make sure it's an even depth throughout,

puts some shredded cheddar cheese on top

and folds it into a half moon shape,

transfers that onto a plate, and bam!

Even more cheese.

- You see eggs and cheese all the time.

It's like peanut butter and jelly.

- I definitely like the coloration of it.

- Look how thick that is.

- I'm gonna go ahead and get into it.

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- Mm.

- Ah, it's just some regular eggs.

- Cheese is nicely melted, the eggs are cooked great.

This is a good omelet.

- I don't know who made that one

but tastes like I made it.

- It's really good.

I'm actually gonna finish this.


- [Jesse Voiceover] Up next is legendary chef, Julia Child.

She starts with two eggs, some salt and pepper

and blends those together with some chopsticks.

She adds a little bit of water to 'em

and also says you can use a whisk

and goes back and forth, so I did too.

Then she heats some butter in a skillet

and then adds the egg mixture to that,

and this is where it gets cool.

You just swirl, swirl, swirl

and it manageably turns into an omelet.

You barely have to touch it.

You can kind of piece it together

with the chopsticks, but that's about it.

Then she rubs some butter on top,

garnish it with parsley and bon appetit.

- This looks like a fancy omelet.

- Damn. That's thick.

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- It's softer.

I like the texture a lot.

- I do like it.

But this is just very fresh and light,

and I'm going to eat this with my pinky up

because that's what this tastes like.

Tastes way better with your pinky up.

- [Jesse Voiceover] Up next is Geoffrey Zakarian.

He starts with three eggs and adds a extra egg yolk to them

to give it a nice, rich quality.

Then he adds diced, frozen butter to it, and mixes that in.

He adds that to a pan, slowly heats it up

so the butter melts throughout and it gets nice and creamy,

kind of like you're making soft scrambled eggs

and then lets it set for a second.

He seasons the top with salt and pepper

and puts shredded Gruyere cheese

and chopped fresh herbs on top.

He rolls that up with a spatula, transfers it to a plate

and then garnishes it with extra chopped herbs

and even more cheese to make it look nice and fancy.

- This omelet right here looks

really freaking good, alright?

I like the artistry.

I like the yellows with the whites with the greens.

- I'm seeing cheese but I think I can smell

that it's Parmesan cheese.

- This looks like a cinnamon roll.

I don't know, it's not doing much for me.

The texture's okay, it's a little too solid.

- This person definitely has different taste buds.

- I wish it was more scrambled or more creamy.

- It's a little bit of an herb overload.

- If you're into very stinky kinda funky cheeses,

then you'll be into this omelet.

I'm not into stinky funky cheeses,

so I ain't into this omelet.

I like the way it looks, but not the way it tastes, boo boo.

- [Jesse Voiceover] Iron Chef Morimoto starts

by adding sugar, light soy sauce, and dashi in a bowl

and stirring it together to dissolve the sugar.

And adds four eggs to that.

He mixes those in to create one cohesive mixture

and then strains that into another bowl.

Oil a pan with a rolled paper towel

and adds some of the egg mixture to it.

It might puff up a bit, so just pop any of the bubbles

with your chopsticks and push them all towards the front,

as if you're rolling a carpet.

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Oil it up one more time and add a bit more eggs.

Make sure to get underneath the first roll

so it kind of glues together a bit.

You're gonna have to do this three more times

until it's one large roll.

At this point, just transfer to a plate and that's it.

- Never seen an omelet this color,

but it looks like it's not gonna have any flavor to it

because there is no ingredients other than the egg on it.

- Visually, it's a no for me.

- This looks sweet.

It like sparkles.

- The roll is really perfect.

Look at that roll.

- It doesn't look like there's anything in it.

It's just an egg over and over and over again.

- Mm.

- I don't even know what I'm tasting right now.

- I really like this.

There's definitely something sweet about it.

- I don't think there's enough happening for me to like it.

It's a thumbs down.

- I like this.

I'm feeling this.

- Half of the food eating experience is aesthetics

so I dig this.

- [Jesse Voiceover] LL Cool J starts by separating

a whopping nine egg whites from their yolks.

He sprays a pan with non-stick spray,

adds diced yellow and red peppers

and cooks those until tender.

You're gonna wanna break up your egg whites

just a little bit so they're not all stuck together.

Add some spinach to the pan, salt and pepper

and let the spinach wilt so it gets nice and tender.

Add your egg whites back to the pan

and push them around with your rubber spatula

a little bit to help them cook evenly.

Season again with salt and pepper

and let 'em cook up so they set all the way on the bottom.

Fold it in half into a half moon shape,

transfer it onto a plate and that's it.

Turns out nine egg yolks is how

a 50 year-old stays so ripped.

- Whoa!

Egg whites, are we healthy or nah?

- Lot of vegetables happening.

It's important to get your vitamins.

- I mean it's eggs, so how bad could it be?

Mm hm.

Pretty bad, yeah.

- It tastes way too healthy, like something

my mom is forcing me to eat.

- The vegetables don't add anything.

It just tastes like vegetables and eggs

and it's not one thing together.

- Shame on you, whoever invented this recipe.

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- Out of all the omelets that we tried today,

I'm definitely gonna go with number four on this one.

I liked the texture of it.

It was cooked just right.

It really just had flavor.

Oh, wait!

This is the chef from Morimoto.

I took my girlfriend there one time!

- My favorite one was obviously the first one,

with the cheesy filling.

Just savory and salty enough.

I really liked it.



The bam dude!

- My favorite omelet today, you're gonna come for me

in the comments, is omelet number one.

I think the eggs were cooked nicely in that one.

They were the fluffiest.

They were the lightest.

Egg and cheese.

Think if you got yourself a good omelet.


I feel like Emeril's just bold bam flavors in your face

and there wasn't anything wild about that.


- [Jesse Voiceover] And bam!

There you have it.

Emeril Lagasse makes the best omelet.

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Which celebrity recipe do you want us to try next?

Hit us up in the comments.

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