I Try To Master Jacques Pepin's Perfect Omelet...

  • Published on Apr 7, 2018
  • Jacques Pépin himself answered here : tvclip.biz/video/wDl6MlgL8PM/video.html
    I tried to Master the Perfect French Classic Omelette. It took me 9 Omelettes, 32 eggs and 6 antacids. Here's a great pan : amzn.to/2qc2P5c
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    Jacques Pépin Omelette Masterpiece :
    To get the right number of egg for your pan, the Omelet(te) spreadsheet is here : docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZjSLqRVOSmLZtu7ZNG_GmFpgYE5znZqhGscuRKFWDNE/edit?usp=sharing
    The Twelve Commandments of the Omelet :
    * Optimal pan/eggs ratio
    * Whisk it, no lumps
    * Pan temperature (medium-hot)
    * Butter be bubbling not browning
    * Lil’ sound when pouring the eggs
    * Combo move, Pan back and forth + Fork’s eights
    * Shake flat, Shake Tilted, Take off the heat
    * Thin skin on top, easier to fold, Thicker at the bottom
    * Duck/moon shape
    * When TAP TAP, almost flat.
    * Seal it and or stuff it
    * Reverse hand
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  • Dan West
    Dan West 2 days ago


  • DooDoo Brown
    DooDoo Brown 3 days ago

    I reached out to Jacques Pepin
    "psst hey guy, wanna see my big omelette?"
    He did not respond.
    No kidding.

  • Romain Gauthier
    Romain Gauthier 5 days ago

    Love Jacques Pépin! I've been making this omelette for years and it took me many many (incredibly many) tries to get right, but I'd say I pretty much make it flawlessly 99% of the time now. You have to know your pan and stove well, and get the rightly sized pan for your number of eggs. I can testify that mastering this made my skills in the kitchen skyrocket, due to all the fine-tuning of the natural understanding of heat and the chemistry between butter and eggs. You learn to detect very subtle signs that things are about to overheat, etc. I have since really perfected the omelette to my taste and I can say with proud cocky confidence that I have never had a best omelette since, including in Michelin starred breakfasts... :)

  • Jorrit Bekkema
    Jorrit Bekkema 7 days ago

    pro tip, never buy shit pans of tefal as Alex is sponsored by of course. But buy a steel pan like debuyer.

  • Garfield Harrison
    Garfield Harrison 8 days ago

    Great Job. I just saw this week his Omelette video. Then I just saw this after seeing him praise your Omelette. Nice!

  • Vladimir Zhyliaiev
    Vladimir Zhyliaiev 8 days ago

    To soften an omelet I'm adding a bit milk ;) @vimcma on Twitter

  • Mr UdonMen
    Mr UdonMen 9 days ago

    8.31 using ulti to cook

  • Sheena Sebastian
    Sheena Sebastian 9 days ago

    Alex, you are hilarious! I love your content. Always full of drill, thrill and frills. Sending bisous from SF!

  • Linda Scoon
    Linda Scoon 9 days ago

    Who knew there was so much maths involved in cooking

  • TheJiamy
    TheJiamy 10 days ago

    Try to make perfect tamagoyaki

  • Matt
    Matt 13 days ago

    Well done Alex!

  • bpkdasbaum
    bpkdasbaum 13 days ago

    Alex: "So I switched to this wooden FUCK". ... my brain 5 sec later. Oh he meant wooden fork XD

  • Thomas Shue's World
    Thomas Shue's World 17 days ago

    It's still not right. You need to make a pool of the wet eggs on one side of the pan about 1/3 of the way thru. You have no lips either.

  • Vecna TheFabulous
    Vecna TheFabulous 19 days ago

    Dude I clapped when you got it right!

  • Nikhil Gee
    Nikhil Gee 19 days ago

    6:10 Fk 🤣 but why your eggs are so orange but Jacque is white?

  • BucaticaDeSare
    BucaticaDeSare 21 day ago

    at 8:55 you put a secret ingredient, your hair. haha :))

  • Harmoni Greer
    Harmoni Greer 22 days ago

    Love this channel ❤️

  • Jokolo
    Jokolo 23 days ago

    Look at the Channel JunsKitchen!

  • Chris Duffy
    Chris Duffy 25 days ago

    You are getting better making videos. And one omelet.

  • Stephanie White
    Stephanie White Month ago

    That's dedication! Bravo.

  • Nicholas Carnovale
    Nicholas Carnovale Month ago

    i cant believe jacque doesn't want to see ya big omelette 😂

  • Nicholas Carnovale
    Nicholas Carnovale Month ago

    i still dont understand how this man doesnt have a million subs yet

  • Vanayr
    Vanayr Month ago

    So funny, my wife laughed at me for hours while I stood there with an iPad, Jacques video, and about 4 dozen eggs just endlessly making omelettes. I'm no where near you or the master himself of course, but at least I know it's a shared insanity, and I can make a decent omelette now... lol

  • JoziGirl
    JoziGirl Month ago

    We have the same problems in the kitchen - that gives me courage and hope. Thank you. 💖

  • Salma Draws
    Salma Draws Month ago

    J'ai jamais vu quelqu'un essayer si dur de faire une omelette 😂😂😂

  • Cozinha Mochilando
    Cozinha Mochilando Month ago

    Being a cook myself i can honestly say the struggle is sooo real!!! When winter started to play and the black chefs table plate appeared I laughed out lout!!! Genius!!!

  • Harry Lenakakl
    Harry Lenakakl Month ago

    You Are Genius :)

  • Hemanth Ramineni
    Hemanth Ramineni Month ago

    Still didn't get the gradient

  • L Pharmer
    L Pharmer Month ago +3

    The fun thing I've found about trying to make this omelet is that while it is not easy to make, it _is_ easy to know when you've screwed it up so you can just scramble it out of frustration.

  • frank doster
    frank doster Month ago

    Sweet bicycle

  • Muhammad Hideyosi
    Muhammad Hideyosi Month ago

    Anybody what song is on the violin?

  • Bobby Morris
    Bobby Morris Month ago

    I love omelettes. I've had omlettes all over France and have never had an omlette like this. Stick with the "country" style and enjoy .... Yum!!!

  • Pramaan e Ishq
    Pramaan e Ishq Month ago

    How the phuk he converted the problem in mathematics!!! Chef begone, mathematician come home

  • Timothy Ware
    Timothy Ware Month ago +2

    Is it just me or is he like the French Casey Neistat


    funny, but you are crazy. I make that with oldest skillet...

  • Sad Potato
    Sad Potato Month ago

    What the fuck. Never have I ever witnessed anyone turn cooking into a math equation.

  • Michael Doidge
    Michael Doidge Month ago

    i always use Creme Fraiche with my omelet

  • jimjams20001
    jimjams20001 Month ago

    Somewhere about 6.00 minutes you use a metal fork on teflon. You want to poison yourself, carry on. Teflon, once it's scratched will release toxins into your food, thus into you. Use wood or plastic, never metal. If you scratch a teflon pan etc, throw it away. It's very toxic.

  • jimjams20001
    jimjams20001 Month ago

    You can't argue with a French guy telling you about a French guy who wrote a book, trust me. I'm an Englishman, who was a chef and then encountered the French way of cooking, from a French chef. If you're English you can't cook. This is the French idiology. No excuses. Welcome to France!

  • mrdookiepotpie
    mrdookiepotpie Month ago


  • Riccardo Zampieri
    Riccardo Zampieri Month ago

    making an omelette has never been so epic! 🤣

    • saurav basu
      saurav basu Month ago

      Riccardo Zampieri Hello Italian nobleman, I like your suit very much

  • PrimaBellas
    PrimaBellas Month ago

    This was probably the best cooking video I've ever seen. You are so funny, I was actually laughing out loud! I had to subscribe. I'm a fan. :)

  • Qwerty McDerty
    Qwerty McDerty Month ago

    I share the same last name as Jaques. Neat!

  • Numayam
    Numayam Month ago +1

    Subscribed for the spreadsheet

  • Lars Pallesen
    Lars Pallesen Month ago +1

    I love the editing style of your videos. It's actually humorous editing! Very hard to make work - but you make it work!

  • Erdogan Demir
    Erdogan Demir 2 months ago

    I like your French accent

  • Lasse Johansen
    Lasse Johansen 2 months ago +4

    “do you want to see my big omelet” hahahahahh no wonder he wouldn’t answer lmao

  • Jeanvu2301
    Jeanvu2301 2 months ago

    Looks like the omurice omelette xD

  • Samuel Loo
    Samuel Loo 2 months ago

    are you an engineer?

  • Dean Penterman
    Dean Penterman 2 months ago

    This is going to be copyrighted

  • HUNGRYczaplaDad
    HUNGRYczaplaDad 2 months ago

    U r french

  • smokesstack
    smokesstack 2 months ago

    You might consider using a seasoned carbon steel skillet en lieu of that non-stick T-Fal pan. In addition, note I have found that a reputable silicon spatula is more efficient than the wooden fork. Your classic French omelette will not only taste better but will be healthier.

  • Stefan K.
    Stefan K. 2 months ago +1

    I came back here to this video beacuse this morning I managed to do it!
    I made the (allmost) perfect omlet! I don't have a non stick pan so a littleee bit was stuck to the pan but it still turned out great.
    I just want to tell you all that's it's really worth it. It is just so goood! It feels different and defenetly tastes better.
    To me it kind of felt like losing virginty again

    Thank you Alex for your amazing videos! :)

  • Daniel Minchenko
    Daniel Minchenko 2 months ago

    Use a cast iron pan (one designed only to make omelettes) should make the job a lot easier

  • chris ingram
    chris ingram 2 months ago

    Why is there a censor bar in thumbnail

  • josefbisbal
    josefbisbal 2 months ago

    8:56 I see a hair ahahah

  • Gabuun Papaschikova
    Gabuun Papaschikova 2 months ago


  • gaelio bauduin
    gaelio bauduin 2 months ago

    Dexter would be proud.

  • Splinter night [ Ecledia ]

    Tu es français ?

  • Ahmed Nasser
    Ahmed Nasser 2 months ago

    You are amazing

  • wolfos atar
    wolfos atar 2 months ago

    You are my hero. I love your videos. I'm going to binge watch all of them

  • Hugo Randow
    Hugo Randow 2 months ago

    Alex eggs flatten into three dimentions

  • Onno L
    Onno L 2 months ago

    Love your enthousiasm

  • James Rhodes
    James Rhodes 2 months ago

    Alex congratulation on success! I got my T-Fal pan reserved just for that too. But hey you all over there we’re making omelette before non-stick was thought of. You have carbon steel there. I got one years ago in Paris that I keep only for omelettes and crepes. I will come and show you 😅.

  • RegularDude
    RegularDude 2 months ago

    omelete looks easy but its hard af to master but boy is it worth it its ten times better than normal fried eggs for breakfast

  • pejoly2
    pejoly2 2 months ago

    I love the way you say fork at 6:19. I thought your frustration was coming through a little, but then I realized it was a problem on my side. I love your work!!!! Awesome. You should have your own show, on a network, you are better than most shows I see, which is why I watch youtube. Thank you

    • pejoly2
      pejoly2 2 months ago

      And at the end...You want to see my big omelette? LMAO

  • Lisa Kozlowski
    Lisa Kozlowski 2 months ago

    Toi, t as tout compris ! Very nice my friend...

  • Kawai Avokado
    Kawai Avokado 2 months ago

    Im 14 I did this by aciedent I feel special now

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    at the start i thought he said a "naan bread"

  • Alex S
    Alex S 2 months ago

    C'est un Omurice sans le riz et la sauce. Il s'agit de la même technique de cuisson.

  • melanie grenon
    melanie grenon 2 months ago

    Looks like I'm not making this until I move out and buy a new pan :p

  • David Dickmeyer
    David Dickmeyer 2 months ago +3

    Congratulations on the video answer from the master himself. I would love to meet him myself. Just to say hello and maybe sail with him on his yacht would be a highlight of my life. I’m 74 years old and have been using his recipes and sharing his food with my friends for many years. I consider him my guru when it comes to the kitchen!

  • Disciple808
    Disciple808 2 months ago

    I like you used Chefs table theme from Netflix haha

  • Joe danero
    Joe danero 2 months ago +1

    You made a spreadsheet for the diameter of a pan to the number of eggs used to make the perfect omelet?? Subbed

  • darthludi
    darthludi 2 months ago

    Thumbs up for the music alone

  • Saurabh Suri
    Saurabh Suri 2 months ago

    Job well done! A huge fan of your persistence. Some tips how you are so focused?

  • seal7987
    seal7987 2 months ago +1

    I read the title and had to watch. I laughed and laughed. I grew up watching Julia and Jacque. I did the same as you only 30yrs ago. Best of luck to all.

  • Louie Neira
    Louie Neira 2 months ago

    It was the chives! Without chives, it's not an omelette. The eggs knew this.

  • Louie Neira
    Louie Neira 2 months ago

    Omelletes are deceptively difficult. That's they're used as a test of cooking skills.
    Loved the look into the camera at 1:58 :D

  • Jacques Pepin
    Jacques Pepin 2 months ago +3

    Not bad, I approve.

  • U. Synlig
    U. Synlig 2 months ago

    Except for the bold, black hair that regrettably strayed into the creamy egg concoction (visible, top center of screen, at 8:54 to 8:56), that was a delectable finish!

  • Roshni Verma
    Roshni Verma 2 months ago

    Wow 😮

  • Craig Miller
    Craig Miller 2 months ago

    The French omelette is an obsession! Be careful, tread lightly. My obsession with it started with an old episode of Julia Child which I will put a link to below. Then, one Saturday afternoon while watching PBS I caught the original airing of Jacques Pepin’s omelet episode. Hundreds of eggs later and I still obsess over this Dish. It’s maddening.
    I’m sure you have it all sorted by now but check this video out.
    I’m new to your channel and I’m liking it a lot so far. Thank you so much. C

  • qonf
    qonf 2 months ago

    new non-stick pan, uses metal fork...

  • Royal SGT
    Royal SGT 2 months ago

    so yes indeed this shows that you will achieve your goal through hard work...and a lot of eggs

  • brainstormed person
    brainstormed person 2 months ago

    ooh the cholesterol levels during this one 😅😂⬆️

  • Paulo Victor Gomes Novaes

    Before the end of the video, I had to stop it and make my “almost perfect french omelet”. Salut!

  • Harsimran Kalsi
    Harsimran Kalsi 2 months ago

    whats the song with the violins

  • Ferg Heinman
    Ferg Heinman 2 months ago

    wait the pan

  • Ferg Heinman
    Ferg Heinman 2 months ago

    very good english. I noticed a very, very small amount of errors.

  • katt
    katt 2 months ago +1

    that disgusting french/english accent though

  • Michael Poole
    Michael Poole 2 months ago

    That last omelette looked really good. I hear Jacques Pepin's voice in my head every time I flip my Ranchero in the pan: "Remember, you are not rolling a carpet..." My omelettes are a delight but they will never come close to Jacques.

  • Ben Matthieu
    Ben Matthieu 2 months ago

    tefal is toxic

  • 55villar
    55villar 2 months ago

    I'm glad this guy is so passionate about what he likes. Its inspiring

  • bcask61
    bcask61 2 months ago


  • Arnie Stein
    Arnie Stein 2 months ago

    Alex, too funny. I did the exact same thing! I was determined to make a classic French omelette. I think I went through 4 dozen eggs over the course of a few weekends before I FINALLY got one. It's a lot trickier than it looks.

  • SKG Swayy
    SKG Swayy 2 months ago +2

    Legend says he is still waiting for a response on twitter

  • the ejecutroll
    the ejecutroll 2 months ago +1

    Hey alex! good job with your videos, i want to ask you to do the biggest egg recipe: plz make a Fluffy Omurice

  • Indenhurst
    Indenhurst 2 months ago

    Who is this? French Casey Neistat?

  • Derrick Whittle
    Derrick Whittle 2 months ago

    Seen Pétain's video on PBS in the states but never tried to make it now I am tasked to try tondo it.